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abbymarysmokey
08-09-2010, 04:39 PM
Anyone know whether there is a 'safe' length of time that a rabbit can stay on Zithromax?

marie_kubiak
08-09-2010, 04:53 PM
We aim to use it for no more than 10 day periods

abbymarysmokey
08-09-2010, 05:13 PM
We aim to use it for no more than 10 day periods

Eeep :shock:

Dominic has been on it for about 5 weeks now.

Is the 10 days because of safety issues?

Sky-O
08-09-2010, 05:19 PM
:? Badger has been on it solidly since May and was given three weeks courses prior to that. Funtimes.

Hugo's There
08-09-2010, 05:20 PM
Gideon had a 1 month course for his respiratory infection

marie_kubiak
08-09-2010, 05:23 PM
Eeep :shock:

Dominic has been on it for about 5 weeks now.

Is the 10 days because of safety issues?

It has the potential to cause intestinal dysbiosis with longer courses. We have used it longer where there has been no alternative but usually we can stop after the 10day period, or use it in 10d courses with brief breaks or switch to a less GI disruptive antibiotic after the initial course if the infection is persisting

alio71
08-09-2010, 09:00 PM
Tin Tin had it for 6 weeks, then the vet took him off it as he thought that was long enough.