Tylan 50 (aka Tylosin)

Tylan 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.

Baytril 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.

Snake 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.

Reptile 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).

Rat 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.

Note: 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.

References: http://www.anapsid.org/resources/rxdose.html, http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/htm/bc/texl15.htm

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