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Antibiotic Dosages for Use in Guinea Pigs

Antibiotic Dosages for Use in Guinea Pigs

Antibiotic

Dosage

Azithromycin

15–30 mg/kg/day, PO (discontinue if soft feces occur)

Ceftiofur

1 mg/kg/day, IM (for pneumonia)

Cephaloridine

12.5 mg/kg, IM, once to three times daily for 5–14 days

Chloramphenicol

30–50 mg/kg, PO, SC, or IM, bid

Ciprofloxacin

10–20 mg/kg, PO, bid

Doxycycline

2.5–5 mg/kg, PO, bid

Enrofloxacin

5–10 mg/kg, PO or IM, bid

Gentamicin

6 mg/kg/day, SC (use cautiously)

Metronidazole

10–40 mg/kg/day, PO

Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole

30–50 mg/kg, PO, bid