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Bactracillin G Penicillin, can it be injected IM?
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Bactracillin G Penicillin, can it be injected IM?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I have a cow with swelling under the jaw towards the mouth, penicillin reduces it but does not totally get rid of it. She is in a remote pasture, I'm 79 have to rope her or use my dart rifle. The says SQ only.
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 10 months ago.

Hello, I am afraid that the expert you have requested is not currently available. Still I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

In regards ***** ***** question, Bactracillin G can be given intramuscularly at a dose of 3,000 units per pound of body weight (1 mL per 100 lbs body weight). When treating, do so daily (usually for 2-3 days) and continue one day past full recovery. If the abscess doesn't settle or recurs, then we may need to lance it, sample the discharge for culture/sensitivity testing, and treat with an antibiotic that the bacteria is found vulnerable to on that testing.

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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 10 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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