Message Number: YG3261 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-05 07:41:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Zithromax

Thanks for the correction Dr. Murray. I am on so damn many types of
antibiotics for Lyme that I confuse my macrolides with my
cepahlasporins.<g>. I AM however certain of the dosage. And given
that Dr. Kawasaki literaly had to revive Rhett at the beginning of
the 9 months after his dx with Mycobacterium avian, he really lived a
good quality of life for the next nine months. And that was after
almost everyone said I should put him down immediately. Also
important to point out that NONE of the other ferrets became ill with
this disease.

If there is any interest by the vets on the list I can pull my
information on the other medications he was on. It may take a couple
months, the notes are packed in box.

-- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., AFERRETVET@c... wrote:
> 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