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Antibiotic Tolerance

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I am posting hear because I do not have enough privileges to post on the relevant thrend
Use antibiotics sparingly guinea pigs quickly build up a resistence to them,
 
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Hi Wiebke, it is using antibiotics (various !) For the first time can't spell the name s :crazy:
 

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Hi Wiebke, it is using antibiotics (various !) For the first time can't spell the name s :crazy:
Whose thread is it or what is the title called? Sorry, I am jumping the whole day between all kind of threads on all kinds of subjects, so you have to give me a bit more information.
 

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this is true where short courses of something is given, like regular vets giving one week of baytril at a time for example... but some illnesses need a longer course of antibiotics to make sure treatment is successful. this is usually well tolerated and shouldn't cause any future intolerance, however if it did, exotics/cavy-savvy vets have access to a wide range of treatment so will usually beable to find something else suitable.

alot of times with illness and antibiotics, you have to use them, provide extra support, and worry about the present illness, rather than the future what-ifs :)
 

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PS: It is always a weigh-up, but it is my experience on this forum that it is more often than not piggy savvy general vets that give a very low dose of baytril on spec when they are not really sure about a diagnosis - too low to really do anything.

Most piggy savvy vets tend to give a specific antibiotic for a specific purpose and illness. They are also aware that overuse can cause problems later on, especially with issues like interstitial cystitis (which is often treated as a stubborn UTI) or persistent/recurring respiratory infections that could have other causes.
 
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