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Andrew2007 Andrew2007 is offline
Posted 15th August 2019, 06:28 AM
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Amoxicillin dosage?


Hello.

I've been searching on Google but I'm struggling to find any consistency in the advice that I'm finding.

My feral pigeon who has horrible loose droppings again has been prescribed 50mg Amoxicillin twice a day.

On the packet the dosage is 50mg twice daily for a pigeon with no mention of the bird's weight, I just want to make sure it's going to be safe giving him that much as he's only a youngster at 300g.

There isn't a split line on the tablets so I'm reluctant to divide one in case they are time release.

Thanks
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Marina B Marina B is offline
Posted 15th August 2019, 10:39 AM
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I always give 12 mg per 100 gr birdweight twice a day. For a 300 gr pigeon, I will give 36 mg in the morning and then another 36 mg in the evening.
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Posted 15th August 2019, 11:17 AM
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Thanks Marina.

So 50mg twice daily isn't too far off your dosage of 36mg.

They're branded Belgamco by Belgica Dr Weerd who specialise in pigeon medicine, I have no idea if they're time release tablets which shouldn't be divided up.
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Marina B Marina B is offline
Posted 15th August 2019, 10:00 PM
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I get my amoxy from our pharmacy. Betamox capsules 500 mg that I mix with 5 ml of water and then I do the calculations. The suspension I keep in the fridge till treatment is finished.
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Posted 16th August 2019, 11:41 AM
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Thanks Marina

I wish it easier to get drugs like this in the UK but they're prescription only, I've spoken to a few others that I know and they have the prescribed dose as 150mg/kg twice a day so for my bird that would be 45mg, I should be okay with 50mg.
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