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From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-07-14 19:03:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] RE: Helicobacter treatment

AFERRETVET@c... wrote:
> Awhile back someone asked about how to treat
> Helicobacter and ulcers in ferrets. There are 2 common
> protocols. The first one is the "triple therapy". This means
> giving 1)amoxicillin (30mg/kg), 2)metronidazole (Flagyl 20mg/kg),
> and 3)bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol 17.5mg/kg) 3 times
> a day for 3-4 weeks. The newer protocol is to give 1)clarithromycin
> (Biaxin 25mg/kg) and 2) ranitidine bismuth (Tritec 24mg/kg) 3 times
> a day for 2 weeks. Ranitidine is the same thing as Zantac, and
> bismuth is similiar to Pepto-Bismol. (Thus Tritec is sort of Zantac
> and Pepto in one medicine. Plus it also has citrate in it.)

I'm a bit confused. Both Dr. Purcell"s book and Dr. James Fox's book
give the new theraphy as Amoxicillin, Biaxin and Carafate. I have read
that it takes two antibiotics because if just one is given the
helicobacter rapidly develops an immunity. That is the new standard of
treatment in humans now.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde

URA Redneck if you made a homemade hot-tub with a trolling motor.