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    Treatment Duration!

    Hi Guys,
    First off thanks for all the advice and info from everyone. My vet is really a great guy willing to work with me listens to me, and this is why I use him. We both found 2 different methods for BP R/I treatment one being everyday for 14 days and the other being every other day for 28 days. What do you guys do? I was following the everyother day regime, but I just want to makesure that that is effective.
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    Re: Treatment Duration!

    Hi,

    Couple of questions.

    Did he do a culture before beginning treatment?

    What did he prescribe?


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    Re: Treatment Duration!

    My vet did a culture and prescribed every other day for 14 shots.....she is better but I have one shot left and I can still hear it in there. It is tough for me to tell which would be better since I am new to shots and would venture a guess that at least 3 of the shots i gave were too superficial and wasted

    I have a feeling she will have to go back next week.
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    Re: Treatment Duration!

    My vet told me to give a shot once a day for two weeks, and during that time to not feed. My Kingsnake doesn't have RI any longer, so I'm pretty glad.
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    Re: Treatment Duration!

    Dr. Del has good questions -- did the vet do a culture and what is the antibiotic prescribed?

    I use ceftazidime 20 mg/kg IM every 3 days until I get culture results back, then adjust antibiotics depending on the results. Vets that do not see a lot of exotics may not have this antibiotic on hand, however.
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    Re: Treatment Duration!

    Dr. Scott Stahl, regarded as the leading reptile vet in the country, if not the world, recommends no SHORTER than a 30 day treatment and sometimes longer. Just because the symptoms are gone, doesn't mean that the illness is gone.

    I've listened to his episode on Reptile Radio at least 5 times now, and I think it's one of the best shows they've done.

    He specifically addresses respiratory infections and my veterinarian has listened to the episode in order to further his own education on the treatment of snakes and RI's.
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/reptile...ile-Veterinary

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    Re: Treatment Duration!

    I've talked to him

    No Culture and prescribed Baytril

    I recommended the every other day to him through PM

    A Culture and Sensitivity test should always be the first protocol.

    I believe he is aware the Baytril is a "shot in the dark" as to whether or not the Baytril will knock the RI out.

    A lot of vets swear by it, due to ignorance or over confidence I don"t know.

    But not every RI is created equal, and therefore shouldn't be treated as the last one they dealt with.

    This misuse of drugs leads to VERY drug resistant bacteria that only make treating the problem more difficult or even resistant.

    e.g. Penicillin was once a wonder drug, now look at how often it's used due to bacteria resistance.

    CULTURE PEOPLE!!!
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    Re: Treatment Duration!

    I would put my money on ignorance.

    Baytril can cause muscle necrosis, so it's best to give subcutaneously and to dilute the dose with saline before injection. Also why I don't use it as a first-line treatment. 10 mg/kg every 48 hrs is the standard dose, but of course is pointless if the bug is resistant. Usually recommend a 20 day treatment, but perhaps I should listen to Dr. Stahl's radio show and see why he recommends 30.
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    Re: Treatment Duration!

    Baytril can cause TISSUE necrosis. never heard of anything with the muscles. Subq is a good way to get Baytril "Burns" in my opinion. Diluting with Saline is also a good idea when using the 100mg/kg Baytril, but for the 22.5mg/kg, I've found a lot of people don't bother.

    BEST way to prevent scarring is to inject it DEEP into the muscle and then rub the site to disperse the medication.

    I give any medication when needed for a full month.

    This is just my experience and by no means should go past your vets orders. But in my experience, most vets are clueless about herps and knowing a thing or two can sometimes be very beneficial.




    Quote Originally Posted by CritterVet View Post
    I would put my money on ignorance.

    Baytril can cause muscle necrosis, so it's best to give subcutaneously and to dilute the dose with saline before injection. Also why I don't use it as a first-line treatment. 10 mg/kg every 48 hrs is the standard dose, but of course is pointless if the bug is resistant. Usually recommend a 20 day treatment, but perhaps I should listen to Dr. Stahl's radio show and see why he recommends 30.
    Last edited by 2kdime; 10-24-2009 at 10:43 PM.

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    Re: Treatment Duration!

    I say muscle necrosis because in the histopath slides I have seen of baytril injection site reactions, muscle was the tissue involved. SubQ admin of Baytril is recommended over IM injection by most herp vets I know, and dilution with saline is recommended even for 22.7 mg/ml to help prevent necrosis. The problem is, even with these precautions necrosis still happens. That's why I prefer not to use this drug in snakes if the infection is susceptible to alternative antibiotics.
    Would you breed a wobbler dog even though it had a cool coat?

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