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    I have Uniprim powder on hand (for my horse). Just need to know if I could use it in a pinch for an 8 week old squirrel with possible aspiration pneumonia. Each gram of Uniprim Powder contains 67 mg trimethoprim and 333 mg sulfadiazine.

    Working on getting Baytril but I don't want to wait too long to get antibiotics on board. If Uniprim would work, anyone know what the dosage per gram would be for a squirrel? Thanks in advance!!

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    Yes, it will work. It’s SMZ-TMP. Give me a minute to figure out the dosing. How much does the squirrel weigh? I think it takes longer to work which is why it’s not ideal.

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    Default Re: Antibiotics to treat possible aspiration pneumonia

    You will need a gram scale to get the squirrels weight. Does your powder tell you the measurement for 1 gram of powder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1959 View Post
    Yes, it will work. Itís SMZ-TMP. Give me a minute to figure out the dosing. How much does the squirrel weigh? I think it takes longer to work which is why itís not ideal.
    Thanks so much! She weighs 228g.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1959 View Post
    You will need a gram scale to get the squirrels weight. Does your powder tell you the measurement for 1 gram of powder?
    I'll look at the container when I get to the barn but I just googled it and it says this: Powder is 3.75 grams per 110 lbs.

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    We need to break the medicine down to the recommended strength which is 50mg/ml. So about 1/8 of a gram measurement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1959 View Post
    We need to break the medicine down to the recommended strength which is 50mg/ml. So about 1/8 of a gram measurement.
    Ok so it says the dose is 3.75g per 50kg. So if I am doing the math correctly, the dose is .075g per kg...so .00075 per g? So if she weighs 228g, the dose to give her would be .0171g? That seems like an extremely small amount. Did I do the math correctly?

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    I will send you info in a private message. The private messages are accessed from the notifications heading at the top of the page if it doesnít automatically pop up.

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    Dosing info for SMZ-TMP sent.

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    Thanks so much for your help!!

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    HUGE thanks to Mel for her help! The little one is doing much much better today 😊♥️

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    Default Re: Antibiotics to treat possible aspiration pneumonia

    I have a young squirrel possible 2 months old. She sounds like she is making a whinny sound like a baby puppy. This has just started.
    I have reached out to several vets here in NC and get absolutely no help. It may be a infection in respiratory so I know I need antibiotic, but no help from vet.
    Anyone got an alternative or herbal suggestions. that I could use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisap View Post
    I have a young squirrel possible 2 months old. She sounds like she is making a whinny sound like a baby puppy. This has just started.
    I have reached out to several vets here in NC and get absolutely no help. It may be a infection in respiratory so I know I need antibiotic, but no help from vet.
    Anyone got an alternative or herbal suggestions. that I could use?
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    Default Re: Antibiotics to treat possible aspiration pneumonia

    Call around to family and friends to see if you can locate any antibiotics. Cipro (human) Baytril (animal) or augmentin (human) or Clavamox (animal) are all good drugs to treat AP. You will likely only need one pill and itís ok if itís expired. Please post what you find.

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    I finally got a vet to help me.
    Meeting first thing in morning

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    That’s wonderful! I hope you confirmed that they won’t seize your squirrel?!

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    They canít I have a NC license to have her

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    So howís your baby doing after her vet visit?

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