Message Number: YG5362 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-07-10 23:06:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Dr. Williams, am I doing the math

Debi Christy wrote:
> On the Biaxin/Amoxi protocol for Helicobacter:
> "...chlorythromycin (Biaxin) at 50 mg/kg once daily, and amoxicillin
> at 35 mg/kg once daily, or 20 mg/kg twice daily..."
> Ferret weighs 2.38 (decimal) pounds = 5.236kg (pounds x 2.2= kg)
> Biaxin suspension dispensed at 250mg per 5ml
> Amoxi suspension dispensed at 50mg per 1ml
> 35mg x 5.23kg = 183.26mg amoxi once daily, which is 3.67cc of the
> suspension
> 50mg x 5.23kg = 261.8mg Biaxin once daily, which is 5.24cc of the
> auspension
> Sounds like an awful lot to me... am I doing something wrong?
> (Haven't administered this... someone asked me & I wanted to be sure
> before replying.)

Yeah, you're doing something wrong. 1 kg equal to 2.2 lbs, not the other
way around like you have it. If the fert weighs 2.38 lbs, she is just
over 1 kg.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde

URA Redneck if the rear window of your van is a picture.