MEDICATIONS & DOSAGES FOR HEDGEHOGS formulated by Caroline Gould & Tim Partridge B.V.Sc., M.R.C.V.S.
& used by Vale Wildlife Hospital & Rehabilitation Centre. BRAND NAME ACTIVE INGREDIENT
Dose rate: 75mg/kg bodyweight daily for 7 days. Therefore:
250mg/ml injectable = 0.3mls/kg daily i/m or s/c, 50mg tablets = one & a half tablets/kg daily oral y, 125mg tablets = five eighths tablet/kg daily (closest calc. poss). ANTIROBE
Dose rate: 25mg/kg bodyweight daily for at least 7 days. Therefore:
25mg capsules = 1 capsule daily.
Dose rate: 75mg/kg oral y once, then repeat after 10 days
Coccidiosis treatment = 2ml/kg orally
Dose rate: 20mg/kg twice daily for at least 7 days. Therefore:
Antibiotic - injectable & oral preparations
2.5% Baytril = 0.8mls/kg twice daily (i/m or s/c if inj or), Recommended antibiotic with worming treatments 5% Baytril = 0.4mls/kg twice daily (i/m or s/c if inj.) BISOLVON 3mgs/ml injection = 1ml/kg daily i/m or s/c for 7-10 days, Use with treatments for heavy 10mg/gm powder = 0.3gms/kg daily oral y for 7-10 days. Crenosoma (lungworm) burdens
Dose rate: 30mg/kg daily for 7 days. Therefore:
180mg/ml injectable = 0.2ml/kg daily i/m or s/c (closest calc), 50mg tablets = half a tablet/kg daily oral y (closest calc), 100mg oral syrup = 0.3ml/kg. CLAMOXYL LA
0.7mls/kg bodyweight i/m or s/c every other day. Inflammation: 1mg/kg = 0.5ml/kg, DEXADRESON Shock: 5mg/kg (2.5ml/kg), Head or spinal trauma: 5mg/kg initial y (2.5ml/kg), then 2mg/kg (1ml/kg) s/c twice a day.
1-3mg/kg every 6-8 hours acc to degree of sedation required.
DIAZEPAM, 5mg/ml injection = 0.2 – 0.6mls/kg i/m or i/v, 5mg tablets = one quarter to one half tablet/kg oral y.
Dose rate: 5-10mg/kg twice daily. Therefore:
50mg/ml injectable = 0.1-0.2ml/kg twice daily i/m, s/c or i/v, 20mg tablets = one quarter to half a tablet/kg twice daily oral y.
Dose rate: 50mg/kg twice daily for 7 days. Therefore:
ENGEMYCIN 50mg/ml injectable = 1ml/kg twice dailyi/m or s/c for 7 days, 50mg tablets = 1 tablet/kg twice daily oral y for 7 days, 100mg tablets = half a tablet/kg twice daily oral y for 7 days.
Dose rate: 40mg/kg daily for 5-10 days. Therefore:
5mg/ml injectable = 8mls/kg daily s/c or i/v for 5-10 days, METRONIDAZOLE 200mg tablets = one fifth of a tablet/kg daily oral y for 5-10 days, 40mg oral solution = 1ml/kg daily for 5-10 days. Profender Spot-on (cat) = 0.5mls/kg on skin
3 doses (occ. 4 doses nec.), each 7 days apart or,
TREATMENT Flukiver Oral Suspension = 3ml/kg, mix in v.smal amount food,
repeat in 2 weeks. DO NOT USE FOR HOGS UNDER 300gms
Mix 1:50 with water e.g. 5mls Imaverol to 250mls water (or 1ml
Spray wel & al ow to ‘drip dry’. Spray every 3 days until the hog
has had 4 sprays. Keep in warm during treatment.
Smal handheld houseplant sprayers are ideal for this. ITRAFUNGOL
0.4ml/kg - 3 inj, s/c each 1 week apart. Use if Capillaria eggs found in faecal sample Mites: 1-3 drops dep. on size directly onto skin on back of neck.
Dose rate: 4mg/ kg = 0.4mls/kg daily i/m, s/c or i/v for up to 3 days. DO NOT USE IF CORTICOSTEROID GIVEN LEVACIDE
Dose rate: 27mgs/kg = 0.35mls/kg daily s/c for 3 days. Use if Crenosoma larvae found in faecal sample MARBOCYLSA,
Dose rate: 8mgs/kg daily for at least 7 days. Therefore:
SA 1% = 0.8ml/kg daily s/c for at least 7 days, MARBOCYL 2% Recommended antibiotic with worming treatments 2% injectable = 0.4ml/kg daily s/c for at least 7 days.
Dose rate: 0.5mg/kg for up to 3 days. Therefore:
5mgs/ml injection = 0.1mls/kg daily s/c for up to 3 days, 0.5mg/ml oral = 1ml/kg daily for up to 3 days, 1.5mg/ml oral = 0.35ml/kg daily for up to 3 days.
Dose rate: 50mg/kg twice daily. Therefore:
MILLOPHYLLINE 140mg/ml injectable = 0.35mls/kg twice daily i/m or s/c, 100mg tablets = half a tablet/kg twice daily oral y, 200mg tablets = a quarter of a tablet/kg twice daily oral y.
Dose rate: 5mg/kg daily for up to 3 days. Therefore:
Non-steroidal analgesic / anti-inflammatory
50mgs/ml injection = 0.1mls/kg daily i/m, s/c or i/v, NOROCARP 20mg tablets = quarter of a tablet/kg daily oral y. DO NOT USE IF CORTICOSTEROID GIVEN
Dose rate: 100mg/kg daily for at least 7 days. Therefore:
175mg/ml injectable = 0.7mls/kg daily i/m or s/c for 7 days, 50mg tablets = 2 tablets/kg daily for 7 days oral y, Palatable drops = 2mls/kg daily for 7 days oral y. MEDICATIONS & DOSAGES FOR HEDGEHOGS formulated by Caroline Gould & Tim Partridge B.V.Sc., M.R.C.V.S.
& used by Vale Wildlife Hospital & Rehabilitation Centre.
100mg/kg oral y daily for 5 days. Repeat after 10 days. Note: Levacide inj more effective Telmin granules = 1g/kg daily oral y, Telmin 200mg/g paste = 0.5ml/kg daily oral y. TORBUGESIC
0.5mgs/kg = 0.05ml/kg 4 times daily i/m or s/c
TRIBRISSEN 24% injection = 0.5mls/kg daily s/c, TYLAN 200
Dose rate: 20mg/kg daily for 7 days. 200mg injectable = 0.1ml/kg daily i/m or s/c. VETERGESIC
0.1-0.15mls/kg every 6 - 12 hours i/m or s/c. CAN BE GIVEN IF CORTICOSTEROID GIVEN
Dose rate:3.5mg/kg twice daily for at least 14 days. Therefore: 25mg/ml injectable = 0.15ml/kg twice daily s/c, 15mg syrup = 0.25ml/kg twice daily oral y. i/m = intramuscular s/c = subcutaneous i/v = intravenous Oral preparations can often be mixed with a small amount of food. If you need any advice on any of the medications or doses for hedgehogs please contact Caroline on 01386 882288 or email [email protected]
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