50 (aka Tylosin)
is listed as an Injectable, broad-spectrum antibiotic for respiratory
infections and bacterial diarrhea in cattle and swine. Kennels
use Tylan to treat Campylobacter, RAT owners use it to treat Mycoplasma,
and REPTILE owners use it to treat respiratory and bacterial infections.
In most of these situations, Tylan can also be given orally (for
rats it is added to their water bottle). Tylan is also given to
small animals (ferrets, rabbits, sugar gliders, etc.) as an anti-inflammatory.
is a much more effective drug in treating respiratory infections
(RIs). But sometimes when Baytril has been tried and is ineffective,
Tylan could work. Tylan isn't as harsh on the reptile as Baytril,
so if you suspect a RI is present but it isn't severe, Tylan could
be the answer.
Dose: The reported dose for a snake is anywhere from 5 mg/kg
up to 50 mg/kg. 50 mg/kg is 1cc per kilogram (1000 grams) of body
weight. The drug should be given by injection (subqutaneously
- just under the skin - in the first one-third of the snakes body)
every 72 hours for 3 doses. In other words, to give the high dose
of 50 mg/kg, a 500 gram snake would get a dose of .5cc's every
3 days for a total of 3 doses.
Dose: The reported dose for a reptile is 5 mg/kg, which is
0.1cc per kilogram (1000 grams) of body weight. In other words,
a 500 gram bearded dragon would get a dose of .05cc's every 24
hours for 7 days by oral dosing or injection (just under the skin).
Dose: Add 0.3 cc's to 8 oz of water. We also advise also adding
a few drops of Vitamin B Complex to their water, this seems to
really help speed up the healing process. Our rats don't seem
to mind the taste of the meds in their water as long as we add
a teaspooon of sugar. :-) The water must be changed every 48 hours
and a new batch mixed up as the Tylan will become ineffective
after 48 hours.
I am not a vet. The info above is from online research. I advise
you to do your own research on dosing this medication to make
sure that the dose is correct for the intented purpose. I can
not be held liable for misdosing.