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From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-05-20 01:03:00 UTC
Subject: Bad amoxicillin dosage (was I need a little ferret help.)

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Donna Lee <d_d_lee_57@y...> wrote:
> You probably need to get your baby checked for an
> upper respiratory infection and all they can do for
> those is just give you some amoxicillin and that
> should help clear it up with the proper doseage, which
> is 250 mg--3cc. every 12 hours

Dear Donna:

The proper dosage for amoxicillin is 10-20 mg/lb in a ferret. 250 mg
would constitute a significant overdosage. At the typical
concentration of 50 mg/ml - your dose would actually be 5cc which is
ten times the required amount.

You may want to recheck your figures on this one.

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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