The most famous antibacterial agent in the treatment of rabbits is Zinaprim, but there are other drugs, the use of which will effectively get rid of the disease. Some veterinarians prescribe Tolucox, while others prefer Amprolium or Baytril. There may be several options. To understand which remedy is best to choose, you need to consider the main drugs for rabbits in the fight against harmful microorganisms.
The most famous antibacterial agent in the treatment of rabbits is Zinaprim.
Specific Use and Dosage
Among all the means used in antibacterial therapy of animals, Zinaprim takes pride of place. This universal remedy will be effective against bacteria sensitive to the combination of trimethoprim-sulfanilamide, it is used to treat various types of farm animals, including rabbits. The tool is used for diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract and genitourinary system.
Zinaprim inhibits the vital activity of bacteria and will be effective in such diseases:
Zinaprim is available in 2 forms: solution for injection and powder for oral administration. In what form and dosage it is better to use the product, only a veterinarian can say after a thorough examination of the animal and establishing an accurate diagnosis. The main thing that rabbit breeders need to know when using Zinaprim is that you can eat animal meat no earlier than 5 days after completing the course of therapy.
There are general recommendations on the dosage and method of use of the product:
- oral powder is given to the animal once a day;
- dosage is calculated taking into account the weight of the animal;
- the course of treatment is usually 3-5 days;
- It is forbidden to give animals with hepatic and renal failure.
Among all the means used in antibacterial therapy of animals, Zinaprim takes pride of place
If the dosages are observed, side effects from the use of Zinaprim are quite rare. The most likely manifestations are diarrhea and vomiting. In case of an overdose, the drug should be stopped immediately. Next, you will need to undergo a course of treatment to reduce intoxication of the body.
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Characteristics of drugs Tolucox and Baytril
Tolucox is another effective remedy against harmful microorganisms that adversely affect the life of rabbits. Tolucox is produced in the form of a solution for internal administration and works according to this scheme: the active substance slows the growth of bacteria at the cellular level, gradually eliminating the main symptoms of the disease. This indicates a high effectiveness of the drug.
Course treatment of rabbits with Tolucox will provide animals with immunity to such ailments:
Treatment with the drug Tolucox has the following features:
- the product is mixed with the animal’s drinking water in the following proportion: dose of a 25% solution per 500 ml of liquid;
- animals are fed 2 days;
- after 5 days, the course is repeated.
The main advantages of Tolucox compared to others:
- high efficiency;
- lack of development of addiction in the animal;
- lack of side effects.
Breeders should keep in mind that after a course of the drug at least 8 days must pass before the rabbit can be used for meat.
Another effective universal remedy is Baytril for rabbits. The main advantages of the drug are a wide spectrum of action and good tolerance by the body of the animal. Baytril is produced in the form of a solution for injection and has such features of use:
- injections are given 1 time per day;
- for adults, the dose of the drug is administered in a much larger volume than cubs (depending on weight);
- injections are painful, therefore, it is recommended to introduce the medicine into the withers.
Thanks to the use of Baytril, recovery occurs already on the 5-6th day of treatment. Among the contraindications for use are pregnancy and lactation. It is also necessary to consider, using the tool, that you can eat animal meat no earlier than 15 days after completing the course of therapy.
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Eimetherm and Amprolium
The main active ingredient of the drug Eimeterm is toltrazuril, which adversely affects the respiratory functions of parasitic microorganisms and the mechanism of division of their cells. This causes the inevitable death of parasites. Eimetherm belongs to antibiotics and has a wide range of effects. It can be used to treat most farm animals. The main difference of the drug is that it can be used not only for therapeutic purposes, but also as a prophylaxis even in the absence of disease symptoms in animals.
Features of therapy with Eimeterm 5:
- single dose;
- the dose of the suspension depends on the weight of the animal (a certain small amount of the drug is taken per 1 kg of body weight);
- Eimetherm suspension can be treated rabbits from 4 weeks of age;
- long excreted from the body.
During treatment with Eimeterm, it is necessary to take into account the fact that it is undesirable to exceed the dose prescribed by the veterinarian, since the animal can lose its appetite and become very thin. Due to the high toxicity of the drug, rabbit meat can only be eaten after 2.5-3 months after completion of treatment.
In the fight against coccidia in rabbits, the most popular tool is Amprolium 30. The drug is available in the form of a powder, which is dissolved in water or mixed with food. The use of the drug is prescribed for both therapy and as a prophylaxis of diseases.
Using this drug, every breeder should remember that for a person this medicine is very toxic, therefore it is necessary to observe safety measures.
Instructions for use of Amprolium include such recommendations:
- usually treatment is carried out in a course of 5-7 days;
- it is important to strictly observe the dosage and not exceed the duration of the course prescribed by the veterinarian.
After treatment, you can’t use the rabbit for meat for another week. Only after 5-7 days, the medicine will be completely removed from the body of the animal, and its meat will be safe for human consumption.
Antibacterial drugs for rabbits can be very effective, most importantly, observe safety precautions and carefully read the instructions for use.