Amoxicillin (Amoxil, Clavulanate, BRL) is a broad spectrum antibiotic of the Penicillin drug family. It is used to treat certain gram-positive bacterial infections. Amoxicillin is most commonly given to birds who were recently attacked by a predator, to help prevent pasteurellosis from the bites or scratches.
Drug Form: The drug comes in the form of a suspension (50 mg/ml, Amoxi-drops) 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.