Furosemide (Lasix) is a diuretic and helps remove excess water present in the tissues. It is given to poultry for the treatment of edema associated with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, fluid build-up in tissues or celoem, and renal disease.
Drug Form: It comes available as an injectable solution (5% - 50 mg/mL) for IM or IV administration or as a syrup (1% - 10 mg/mL) given orally.
Typical Dosage: 0.5 to 1 mg/kg, given orally or as an IM injection. 0.0015% in feed.
Caution. Overdose can cause severe dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities. Toxic reactions often fatal, following onset of neurological signs.