Amoxicillin (Amoxil, BRL) is a broad spectrum antibiotic from the Penicillin family. It is usually used in combination with another antibiotic, such as Clavulanate, to make it more effective at treating some infections caused by certain Gram-positive bacteria.
Amoxicillin is most commonly given to birds who were recently attacked by a predator, to help prevent pasteurellosis (fowl cholera) from bites or scratches.
Drug Form: Comes in the form of a suspension (50 mg/ml, 15 ml bottle) to be given orally, an injectable solution (250 mg/ml, Amoxi-inject) to be given IM, and 50, 100, 200, 400 mg/tablets.
The bird's ability to absorb this medication orally is quite variable, which can cause treatment to be ineffective, even when laboratory susceptibility tests suggest it's use against the organism. Therefore, administering it through IM injections is a more effective means of treatment, however it can also be given orally.
Typical Dosage: If given via IM, 50 mg/kg body weight. If given orally, 100-175 mg/kg once to twice a day. If given in drinking water, 0.5 g/L.
Egg Withdrawal Period: 1 day withdrawal period for eating eggs.