There is a whole host of different issues that come under the label of 'URI', starting with a range of bacteria to other bugs (bordetella, streptococcus, pneumococcus, viruses (rarely, and no Covid-19) etc.I've seen various antibiotics prescribed for respiratory problems, is there one that currently is thought of as being the most effective?
Can I just correct you on your impressions:Thanks, I was interested more in the 'go to' prescribed ab, as in before any special tests to isolate the particular sort needed. I had been under the impression certainly that it had usually been enrofloxacin -(Baytril) but had noticed several different ones currently being used. I know medication use is a constantly changing scenario.
Seems that with many of them sadly the side effect is a loss of appetite, which is not helpful with gpigs.
I've been lucky and never had any respiratory troubles before, but currently have a case in a guinea with poor genetics (pet shop lines and therefore compromised health) hence my interest in which of those commonly prescribed were not only effective, but perhaps less drastic on loss of appetite side effects! I did see doxycycline being mentioned as one that seriously effected appetite.