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Crushed Cuttlefish bone is just Calcium carbonate powder - I fail to see what major role it has in treating bacterial stomatitis (if thats what you were referring to) other than bone repair.
Bactrim and Baytril are most definately not the same thing - not even the same class of antibiotics.
Higher doses are not required at subsequent treatments. The recommended dose is based on the dose required to achieve therapeutic levels.
cuttlefish bone has been used for 2000 years by chinese for treating open wounds and mouth and stomach ulcers
I agree that in theory it shouldnt work
But that can said of many other things as well such as manuka honey
it works but nobody can explain exactly why
My kids were on bactrim for years
Dosages increased every few months until tonsils were removed
Any decent reptile vet will tell you this
Baytril works. But the snake will always be more susceptible to RI afterwards
Plus the RI will be worse each time requiring a higher dosage
So although for the same ri the treatment will be the same
If the snake gets another ri the subsequent dosage will be higher to fight the same infection