Sunday, November 17, 2013

1180. HAMSTER ANAESTHESIA & SURGERY - Medications

1. Common antibiotics for treatment of respiratory diseases in rodents

Enrofloxacin  5-10mg/kg orally, SC, IM q8-12h.  50-200mg/l drinking water x 7 days.
Trimethoprim/sulphmethoxazole  30mg/kg orally q12h
Oxytetracycline  60mg/kg SC q24h, IM q3 days. 3gr/l drinking water.
Doxcycline  5mg/kg orally q12h.
Chloramphenicol 20-50mg/kg orally, IM, SC q8-12h
Tylosin  10mg/kg orally, SC q24h.  500mg/l drinking water.

2. NSAID

meloxicam  0.3-0.6 mg/kg PO, SC q 24h

3. Coritcosteroids

Dexamethasone  0.2-0.5mg/kg SC


4.  Mucolytics (bromexine 0.3mg/animal on food)
5. Bronchodilators (clenbuterol and terbutaline used at dog's and cat's doses, orally).


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