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    Hey guys
    I'm currently speaking to a lovely lady in Greece who's bunny has recently been treated for sore hocks with Baytril. Her bunny weighs 1kg and the dose was 2ml a day. Now, i've never really used Baytril myself but to me this seems like a high dose for such a teeny tiny bunny.
    To cut a long story short, the bunny has started having seizures. I have read that high doses of Baytril can bring in seizures in bunnies. Do you think there could be a connection here?
    Really just floating around ideas (many of them ranging from epilepsy to EC etc) as there is no rabbit savvy vets where she lives
    Bunny is currently doing well, eating/drinking/pooping etc
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    Sounds very high, even for the 2.5% solution
    http://www.noahcompendium.co.uk/?id=-446282

    It's hard to work out but it contains 25mg per ml and the dosage is 5mg per kg, so I would make that 0.2ml per kg.

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    The dosages are different maybe if you are adding it to their drinking water rather than directly administering it orally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roxyroller88 View Post
    Hey guys
    I'm currently speaking to a lovely lady in Greece who's bunny has recently been treated for sore hocks with Baytril. Her bunny weighs 1kg and the dose was 2ml a day. Now, i've never really used Baytril myself but to me this seems like a high dose for such a teeny tiny bunny.
    To cut a long story short, the bunny has started having seizures. I have read that high doses of Baytril can bring in seizures in bunnies. Do you think there could be a connection here?
    Really just floating around ideas (many of them ranging from epilepsy to EC etc) as there is no rabbit savvy vets where she lives
    Bunny is currently doing well, eating/drinking/pooping etc
    xxx
    It depends on several things:

    The strength of Baytril prescribed 2.5%, 5%. The 2.5% is the one usually prescribed, but you'd need to be sure
    The route of administration- Oral or Subcutaneous injection
    The condition being treated

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stator View Post
    Sounds very high, even for the 2.5% solution
    http://www.noahcompendium.co.uk/?id=-446282

    It's hard to work out but it contains 25mg per ml and the dosage is 5mg per kg, so I would make that 0.2ml per kg.

    10% info:
    http://www.noahcompendium.co.uk/?id=-446318


    The dosages are different maybe if you are adding it to their drinking water rather than directly administering it orally.

    I agree with Stator - that dose does sound rather high.

    I have a rabbit on Baytril at the moment and even from that, at 2.5%, that dose seems very above normal.

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    I've got a bunny who is just over 2kg and who is on 1.8ml once a day, that's 20mg/kg which is very top of the dose range - so it does sound very high for a 1kg rabbit assuming that the strength of the solution is the same in Greece as it is here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roxyroller88 View Post
    Hey guys
    I'm currently speaking to a lovely lady in Greece who's bunny has recently been treated for sore hocks with Baytril. Her bunny weighs 1kg and the dose was 2ml a day. Now, i've never really used Baytril myself but to me this seems like a high dose for such a teeny tiny bunny.
    To cut a long story short, the bunny has started having seizures. I have read that high doses of Baytril can bring in seizures in bunnies. Do you think there could be a connection here?
    Really just floating around ideas (many of them ranging from epilepsy to EC etc) as there is no rabbit savvy vets where she lives
    Bunny is currently doing well, eating/drinking/pooping etc
    xxx

    Did it get sorted, Roxy?

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