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From: "Susan Liszewski DVM"
Date: 2008-07-31 16:18:51 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Nursing Jill and Baytril (Enroflaxin)

I know some vets do it but I personally would not. I think there is
still a risk. I also don't use it in babies. I would consider using
something like Cefa Drops or Clavamox. If you have to use Baytril
then I would hand rear the babies. Good Luck.

Dr. Sue

--- In, Amy Torrey <zoogirl4@...> wrote:
> I would like to hear comment on anyone's opinion if it is safe to
give a nursing jill Baytril?=A0
> My jill has had a lump on one of her mammary glands since before
the birth.=A0 She developed the lump the first time she bred, but she
had a false pregnancy and the lump completely went away.=A0 After she
bred the second time (this time succesfully), the lump came back.=A0
The mass is right under her skin, but is apparently hormonal in
nature.=A0 We tried to see if there was fluid in it to extract, but
nothing came out.=A0 She just gave birth on Monday, July 28th and her
lump increase a lot in size on the day of her labor.=A0 It has stayed
the same currently the day after, but the color is more purple than
it was before so I took her in to be looked at.=A0 She has been on
Ditrim and amoxi-drops, but the vet didn't like the way the lump
looked so he wants her to go on Baytril for 5 days (1/4 th a 22mg
pill twice a day).=A0
> I=A0am reading that pregnant animals shouldn't receive this because
it can cause damage to the bones of the young.=A0 I don't want to harm
the babies, but I don't want to harm the mother either.=A0 The lump
doesn't seem to bother her, and the babies have been nursing off of
her other nipples just fine.=A0
> Does anyone have any advice?


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