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You can use Enrofloxacin up to three days apart against bacteria susceptible to its effects.

Baytril: (Enrofloxacin) Injectible is usually a 2.27% solution.

I have used this with success in cold water.

Do not inject the ovary in gravid females as the drug will not be absorbed efficiently. Gravid females are good candidates for intra muscular injections.

Baytril need only be dosed every other day, or even every third day in most fish. This is new information.

Recommended dose, (I. ictaluri) is 14mg per kg.

I give the drug Intraperitoneally, with a 25 G needle on a tuberculin syringe.

Fish Length in inches
Volume Baytril in ml.
6 inch
0.1 ml
10 inch
0.3 ml
14 inch
0.6 ml
18 inch
0.9 ml
22 inch
1.0 ml
26 inch
1.25 – 1.50 ml
30
1.75 ml
34
2.0 ml

Be careful injecting gravid (egg laden) females. The antibiotics will simply go into the egg mass and will not get diffusion throughout the body where needed! Better in those to inject IM (Intra Muscularly)

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Dr Erik Johnson

Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.

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