So my doe has had a reaction to bio-mycin and I've been desperately trying to get her over her cough/snotty nose but am losing the battle and getting seriously concerned.
I've gone to every store in our little town and there is only
regular Penicillin: did not say Pen-Aquaus, just states Penicillin. The front of the bottle looks exactly like this picture below:
Ugh! I can't read your lable, but I have a bottle of Pen-Aqueous andit says that it's penicillin g procaine. if yours says it's pen procaine, I'd think it's about the same. The dosage is 1 ml per 100 lbs, adminstered IM.
I've found confusing dosages and also confusion about whether to give one dose per day or two???
Procaine Penicillin G-
300,000 units Procaine Penicillin per ml
US Vet Penicillin G Procaine
For treatment of:
Penicillin is effective against gram-positive bacteria. Good for streptococcus infections, chronic pneumonia and other infections
Goat dose: SQ Injection
1ml per 15 lbs. twice daily - Treat from 5-14 days, never less than 5. It should be used at least 5 days and until all symptoms have disappeared, whichever comes first.
Milk withholding time: 14- 20 days
There is a widespread resistance to this drug.
Do not give Oxytetracycline and Penicillin at the same time. When given together, the tetracycline causes a chemical reaction that stops the effectiveness of Penicillin.
DOSAGE: 1cc/20lbs goat weight is the average figure to use
Kids:1-2ml SC (SQ) for baby goats (8-25lbs), 1 or 2 times daily.
Adults: 6-10 ml SC (SQ) for adult goats, 2X daily.
You can double recommend maximum dose on first injection, then divided daily dose and inject every 12 hours for 2-3 days, then 1X daily thereafter.
It should be administered for 5 days after all symptoms have disappeared
Procaine Penicillin G (Regular) - Good for treating Clostridial myositis, Enterotoxemia, or Strep. mastitis. Generally used twice a day. Give in the muscle if you want the blood level to come up faster. SQ injections are less damaging and usually less painful than IM injections. Penicillin injections that hit a blood vein can kill an animal almost immediately. Dosage recommended between 3-5 cc per 100 lbs.
Penicillin should be dosed at 3 cc/100 pounds body weight twice a day for 5 days - you can give this either subcutaneously or intramuscularly. Subcu is between the shoulder blades. Intramuscular is in the thigh muscle - with intramuscular injections of antibiotics though you need to be sure to pull back on the plunger before injecting the med as if the needle is in a vein (red flash of blood when plunger is pulled back) you need to try another spot as goats can get anaphylactic shock (can be fatal) if antibiotics are injected into their veins.
1 ml/100 lb (3000 IU/lb)/lb IM daily for a maximum of 7 days
The thread on DGI.com that talked about pneumonia and lungworm said give 5cc per 100 lb IM. I searched just "penicillin dose" and the consensus was 6.6 cc per 100 SQ.
These are all specifically for the Procaine Pen G (300,000) type Penicillin. I do trust all these websites...but think there is a lot of differences in dosages mainly because there is just SO MUCH that is not yet determined about goats in particular...