Amikacin (AmiJect D, Amikacin K-9) is an aminoglycoside antibiotic which is usually used as a last resort in poultry, due to the high risk of kidney damage associated with this medication. The drug has limited activity against gram-positive organisms Pseudomonas and Klebsiella spp that are resistant to other antibiotics.
Drug form: Amikacin comes as an injectable solution (50 mg/ml and 250 mg/ml), given IM or SC.
Typical Dosage: 10-20 mg/kg, given twice or three times daily by IV, IM or SC.
Caution: Be sure to prevent birds from becoming dehydrated while taking this medication, for there is a high risk of kidney damage.