Clavamox reaction

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by HenriettaPlume, May 13, 2016.

  1. HenriettaPlume

    HenriettaPlume Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 11, 2014
    East Lansing
    My two year old hen started on clavamox a few days ago. It's for a possible infection of her shell gland. She has been laying soft shelled eggs for two months after nothing for six months. Three days ago she started 275 mg of clavamox twice daily. She has become extremely lethargic and vomits every time I pick her up. She also has clear diarrhea. Giving her the pills has been a real chore between the vomiting and her wiggling even though I wrap her in a towel.

    Does anyone know of these are normal side effects? She will be on the drug for a total of ten days. Thank you!!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    That dosage seems extremely high - was it vet recommended? Couldn't find a dosage for birds, but for dogs it is 6.25 mg per lb. twice a day.
  3. mimsy

    mimsy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2012
    If it's like it is in parrots it's like 12 mg per 100 grms of bird, so that would be the right amount for a bird a little larger than 5 lbs.

    If you used a vet I would contact them and let them know what is happening. Side effects can be diarrhea and lack of appetite.

    If not using a vet, and just my personal opinion and in no way professional I would probably stop giving it and find an alternative.

    Good luck.
  4. HenriettaPlume

    HenriettaPlume Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 11, 2014
    East Lansing
    Thanks so much for your feedback. I did use a avian vet for diagnosis and treatment. I'll give him a call this morning.
  5. Dreamleaf39

    Dreamleaf39 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 31, 2013
    That dosage does seem really high. We have an 8 pound hen who was on clavamox after bumblefoot surgery. She was taking 125mg twice a day.

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