Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections. When needed for treatment of an infection in a rabbit, these drugs should be prescribed only by a veterinarian well-versed in rabbit medicine. Infections caused by bacteria can occur anywhere in the body. The best way to determine which type of antibiotic will be most effective against a particular infection is to take a sample of infected tissue (for example, a small section of the wall of an abscess, or a surface swab of the affected area), and send it to a laboratory for culture and sensitivity testing. It is advisable to have both an aerobic and an anaerobic bacterial tests performed to best determine what medications will be most effective.
In some cases, the infection may occur in an difficult-to-access place, such as inside the respiratory tract, urinary tract, inside of the eye, intestinal tract or bone. In this case, the veterinarian may need to make a “best guess” about which antibiotic is best to treat the problem. Sulfatrim Oral Drops for rabbits, pigeons and bearded dragons is used for the treatment of gastrointestinal infections, caused by protozoa (namely coccidian) sensitive to the combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole.
Product Features & Benefits:
Liquid formulation oral antibiotic
Trimethoprim (16mg/ml) sulfamethoxazole (80mg/ml)
Licensed for rabbits, pigeons and bearded dragons
Well tolerated in target species
30ml bottle with dispensing cap and syringe
Oral formulation for ease of administration
Stable for 4 hours when dispersed in water
Low risk of post antibiotic diarrhoea in rabbits
Special precautions for use
Special precautions for use in animals Maintain patient hydration during treatment. The product should be used with caution in patients with diminished renal or hepatic function, or urinary obstruction, due to the possible increased risk of side effects as a result of decreased drug clearance. Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals People with known hypersensitivity to sulfonamides should avoid contact with the veterinary medicinal product. In case of reaction of hypersensitivity after exposure (such as skin rash), seek medical advice and show the package leaflet or the label to the physician. In case of severe reactions (swelling of the face, lips or eyes), seek prompt medical attention and take the package leaflet with you. Take care to avoid direct contact with skin and eyes. If contact occurs, wash affected area with copious amounts of clean water. Seek medical advice if irritation persists. Wash hands after use.
Amounts to be administered and administration route
For oral administration. To ensure a correct dosage, bodyweight should be determined as accurately as possible to avoid under-dosing. Species Dose (mg/ml)TMP+SMZ Frequnecy daily ml solution /kg Duration (days) Rabbits 20-30 2 0.2-0.3 10-14
Risk of Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea
Yes, with caution: nephrotoxic
No oral form available
Yes, impregnated in antibiotic beadsYes, in nebulization protocols