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    Default Need antibiotic info for abscess on arm. Neuro squirrel.

    Hi guys, I have a neuro squirrel that has an abscess on his arm. Yesterday I wasnít sure if it was an abcess or a lump from an old break in the arm. Today it is much bigger so Iím thinking abscess. Also it also has a feel to it like there is also air bubbles in it. Really weird.

    So, what I need to know is which antibiotic is good for this type of abscess and one that is safe for a neuro squirrel? Dosing info too

    thanks!

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    Default Re: Need antibiotic info for abscess on arm. Neuro squirrel.

    Hi there! Do you have clavamox or augmentin? You will need one of those as well as getting the abscess to drain. Warm compresses applied can bring it to a head and cause it to burst. You don't want to squeeze it and potentially push the infection inward. Tell us what strength med you have and her weight and we can help.dose.
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    Default Re: Need antibiotic info for abscess on arm. Neuro squirrel.

    I have
    ciproflox
    doxy
    meloxicam
    amoxicillin
    bactrim
    metronidazole
    sulfa trim
    acyclovir
    prednisone
    clindamycin
    ultram
    bactrim
    cephalexin
    im not sure what all these are. It looks like I'm out of c lava mix. I thought I had some. Would any of these work and be safe for a neurological guy?

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    Default Re: Need antibiotic info for abscess on arm. Neuro squirrel.

    Use either the Clindamycin or Bactrim. Sorry, I can't dose it now as I'm at work.

    PS.... don't use Ciprofloxacin on a neuro squirrel. It can cause seizures.

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    Default Re: Need antibiotic info for abscess on arm. Neuro squirrel.

    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    Use either the Clindamycin or Bactrim. Sorry, I can't dose it now as I'm at work.

    PS.... don't use Ciprofloxacin on a neuro squirrel. It can cause seizures.

    What does this baby weigh and the milligram of med for dosing?
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    Default Re: Need antibiotic info for abscess on arm. Neuro squirrel.

    Heís 455g. He probably weighed more before I drained the abscess. There was a lot of goo in there for a little arm.

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    Default Re: Need antibiotic info for abscess on arm. Neuro squirrel.

    Bactrim says smz-tmp 960mg

    Clindamycin is 150mg.

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    Default Re: Need antibiotic info for abscess on arm. Neuro squirrel.

    I will PM dosing in a couple of minutes.
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