Message Number: FHL2905 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Sukie Crandall"
Date: 2001-05-04 07:19:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] RE: Zithromax

--- In, "zverinice01" <maja01@...> wrote:
> Hello group.
> Can anyone help me with teh dose of azithromycin in ferrets? I haven't
> found anything searching the archives, browsing the internet or in the
> books.
> I would be grateful for any input.
> m.

Your answer was in the FHL Archives. (With 6 and 1/2 years of answers
in there it is often the best place to look. People can link to it right from
the FHL Home page, simple as can be! The URL is easy to remember, too.)


Hi Tansy,
Zithromax (azithromycin) is not a cephalosporin.
It is actually a macrolide. It is basically a 2nd
generation erythromycin. The 10mg/kg does sound
like a correct dose.
Jerry Murray, DVM


Like you I did not find it in my texts so it must be saved
very unusual situations only. I don't know why. Risk
factors? Ineffective against too much? Cost?

I know of one thing that erythromycin has perhaps been
used to treat in ferrets: listeriosis and know that from
_Biology and Diseases of the Ferret, 2nd ed._
Treatment for Listeriosis according to the text:
Broad spectrum antimicrobials such as penicillin
and ampicillin. "In vitro listeria isolates are also
usually senstiive to Chloramphenicol,
tetracycline, erythromycin, and cephalothin"

Sukie (not a vet)

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