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Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by shadow rabbit10, Apr 6, 2012.
no problem I love it I use it for my Bengal cat ....[/
Does any one know if Dura-Pen is safe for rabbits? It has Penicillin G, Benzathine, and Penicillin G Procaine. 300,000 units per ml... It's supposed to be for beef cattle but would it be safe for rabbits or if not what would you recommend?
Why can't pregnant does have parsley?
-Head tilting and shaking
-Scratching the ear frequently
-Loss of balance
-Showing pain in the form of teeth grinding
-Rolling over on the affected side
-Discharge from ear (this occurs if the eardrum ruptures, and is not a good sign)
-In severe cases, facial paralysis
If she had mites, you would see crust form inside the ear.
While you may not need a vet to diagnose an ear infection, you will need a vet to obtain the proper antibiotics. In extreme cases where the eardrum ruptures or paralysis occurs, the vet may want to perform surgery. It is understood that some people may not want to go as far as surgery though.
What would you be using it for? It is safe to use in rabbits, and does cure infection. Just make sure you a proper dosage.
I would be using it on one of my does with a very minor head tilt after having ear mites... And what dosage would you recommend and how often? It calls for 2 ml per 150lbs:/
The common dosages seem to be between 0.4 and 0.5cc, but I've also heard you can try 0.10cc per pound, which may work out better for you. How large is the rabbit? Also, Dura Pen is pretty thick, so you'll need a bigger needle. I've heard at least 20 ga.
The rabbit I'll be using this on is a young Flemish doe about 11 pounds and still growing quickly... so 0.10 cc per pound? For how long? I've read every day, every other day, every three days and every week for up to a month...
I've heard of people using 0.67cc for a Satin, so for a Flemish, you could probably go with a slightly a larger dose (Maybe 0.9cc?). I would treat every three days, for three weeks. (Dura-Pen is known to be effective for 48 hours, but you don't want to overload your rabbit with meds). Also, make sure to not administer this orally. DuraPen should be administered sub-q.
Okay we'll do that. Thank you very much for your help