Veterinary Drugs & Dosages Table
Badger

THIS SECTION IS INTENDED AS A REFERENCE FOR VETERINARY SURGEONS ONLY

Any medications dispensed or administered, or procedures performed, should only be by or under order of a qualified, licensed veterinary surgeon.
Given the current scarcity of drugs licensed for use in wildlife, the responsible use of the cascade system is recommended.
Drug information and dosages are derived from a variety of sources (see references), and do not necessarily guarantee safety or efficacy
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ANTIBIOTICS    ANALGESICS & ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES    ANAESTHETICS & SEDATIVES    ANTHELMENTICS    FLUIDS    OTHER

 


ANTIBIOTICS

DRUG

DOSE

ROUTE

DIRECTIONS

USES/NOTES

Amoxycillin trihydrate (Betamox LA 150 mg/ml)  *2

15mg/kg

SC, IM

Every 48hrs as needed

Broad-spectrum bactericidal

Amoxycillin and clavulanic acid
(Synulox/Augmentin)

8.75mg/kg

 SC

 

Respiratory infections, skin infections, enteritis

Enrofloxacin (Baytril 5%)

5mg/kg

SC

 

Bacteraemia or cellulitis

 


ANALGESICS & ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES

DRUG

DOSE

ROUTE

DIRECTIONS

USES/NOTES

Buprenorphine (Temgesic/Vetergesic)

10mcg/kg

IM

 

 

Carprofen (Rimadyl)

4mg/kg

IV, IM, SC

 

 

Meloxicam (Metacam)

0.2mg/kg

SC

Single dose

Injectable

 

0.1mg/kg

PO

SID

Oral. After injectable dose

 


ANAESTHETICS & SEDATIVES

DRUG

DOSE

ROUTE

DIRECTIONS

USES/NOTES

Atipamezole (Antisedan)

100-200mcg/kg

 

 

 

Diazepam (Valium)

0.25-1mg/kg

IV, IM

 

 

Ketamine +
medetomidine (Domitor)

5.0-7.5mg/kg  +
40mcg/kg

IM

 

 

Ketamine + medetomidine +
butorphanol 

4mg/kg +
20mcg/kg + 0.4mg/kg

IM

 

30-60 mins immobilisation.
Reversal of medetomidine using atipamezole

Propofol

4-6.5mg/kg

IV

 

Dose dependent on pre-med

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ANTHELMENTICS

DRUG

DOSE

ROUTE

DIRECTIONS

USES/NOTES

Doramectin (Dectomax inj for cattle) *1

300mcg/kg

IM

 

Endoparasites

Fipronil (Frontline)

 

 

 

 

Ivermectin *1

200mcg/kg

PO, SC

 

Endoparasites

 

 

External use

Lavage to kill maggots

1:9 mix ivermectin and water. For immediate use only

 


FLUIDS

DRUG

DOSE

ROUTE

DIRECTIONS

USES/NOTES

Isotonic fluids

Between 50-100ml/kg/day

Mainly SC, IV route

Warm fluids. No more than 50ml/kg bolus at one time/site

Assume minimum 10% dehydration on arrival, add as appropriate

Crystalloid fluids

2ml/kg/hr

IV, SC, IO, IP

Maintenance

 

 

15-30ml/kg/hr

IV

 

Shock rate

Hetastarch

Up to 20ml/kg for 60min

IV

 

Plasma expander for shock

 


OTHER
  *1

DRUG

DOSE

ROUTE

DIRECTIONS

USES/NOTES

Dermisol solution

 

topical

 

Wound cleaning

Frusimide 40mg  *2

5.0mg/kg

 

 

1-2mg/kg maintenance. Diuretic

Methylprednisolone (Solu medrone V) 

30mg/kg

IV

 

Neurological signs

Pentobarbital sodium 20% (Pentobarbital) *2

 80-160mg/kg, as required

IV, IP, IC

 

Euthanasia

References
BSAVA Manual of Wildlife Casualties
*1           Practical Wildlife Care, Second Edition, Les Stocker
*2           National Office of Animal Health online Datasheets (domestic animal dose rates)

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