Antibiotics

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    Thelizardqueen New Member

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    Hello

    I was wondering if anyone could tell me the names of the antibiotics that are used to treat infections in carpet pythons?

    Thank you
     
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    A good reptile vet will happily prescribe you some after a consultation to assess what is wrong and what drug will be best suited to the ailment
     
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    I didn't ask for advice on how to treat an infected snake. I asked about what sort of drugs are used. I'm doing a bit of light study. But thank you for the reply nonetheless. :)
     
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    baytril is the one that is most commonly supplied for r.i. down this way, we get a bit of trouble due to the cold winters, you really have to be on the ball with your heat cords etc.
     
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    You probably already know this but if you put thick insulation like styrofoam around the sides of the enclosure it will help to keep the heat in.
     
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    Ah, I see. Fortum is also used
     
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    Hi

    Fortum is a broad spectrum antibiotic which is commonly used...it's generic version is called cefTAZIDIME ( not sure if there are other names)...ongoing injections given to the snake. Get the proper weight versus injection amount etc from your vet.

    Works well.
     
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