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Category: Large Animal Veterinary
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Can i give my goats teramycin orally, My goats have extreme

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can i give my goats teramycin orally
JA: I'm sure teramycin feels you are doing your best. What is the matter with teramycin?
Customer: My goats have extreme pink eye and the teramycin cream sees to help so maybe we need to give oral dosage also
JA: How old is teramycin?
Customer: new
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about teramycin?
Customer: we bought these 2 weeks ago
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Linda replied 3 months ago.

Hello. This is Dr. Linda. I hope I can help with your question today.

I would continue with the topical terramycin ointment directly into the eye(s) as this is the best way to treat pinkeye. It is a bit of a chore to do this 2-3 times a day, but oral terramycin will just not reach levels high enough to be of any benefit to the eyes.

If you want to treat additionally, then injectable long acting oxytetracycline at a dose of 20 mg/kg is recommended until clinical improvement is apparent. One dose may work, but often 2 or more treatments may be needed.

I hope this has addressed your question. Please let me know if you need any further information.

Thank you.