Metronidazole (brand name Flagyl®) is a synthetic, nitroimidazole antibacterial and antiprotozoal agent. It is used to treat bacterial infections caused by anaerobic bacteria (such as Clostridium), and Giardia and other gastrointestinal protozoal flagellates. Storage/Stability: Metronidazole tablets and HCl powder for injection should be stored at temperatures less than 30°C and protected from light. The injection should be protected from light and freezing and stored at room temperature.
It has a bactericidal effect on gram-positive and some gram-negative bacteria. It has a good effect against a size of pathogenic bacteria associated with diseases of ornamental fish. In other words, diseases that include the genera Aeromonas and pseudomonas, as well as a group of mycobacteria (Gill diseases, rhodococci). It is useful when you control a “hole in the head” and “Angel problems” in cichlid and discus. Treatment of cattle, sheep, pigs, fur-bearing animals, dogs, cats and birds suffering from trichomoniasis, dysentery, diarrhea, colitis, stomatitis, as well as diseases of the respiratory system, genitourinary system, gastrointestinal tract and skin caused by microorganisms sensitive to metronidazole. Dosage inside with food at a dose of 10-20 mg of metronidazole per 1 kg m. t. according to the active substance-twice a day for 5-7 days. If necessary, the treatment is repeated after 7-8 days.
Metronidazole is an oral medication prescribed for the treatment of various types of infections, including bacterial infections and protozoal infections caused by parasites. Metronidazole may also help treat other inflammations found in the gastric system. Metronidazole is especially effective against anaerobic infections – bacteria that can live without oxygen. It’s able to penetrate bone, making it especially useful in oral/dental infections. In addition, it has anti-inflammatory properties in the large intestine and is an effective anti-diarrhea medication for certain diseases.
Uses/benefits of Metronidazole For Chickens
Metronidazole 20% (Flagyl) 250 grams – Highly effective canker medication in powder form for flock treatment. For the treatment of avian trichomoniasis (canker) in pigeons and other birds and Blackhead in Turkeys and pea fowl.