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My 120 lb spayed potbelly pig is breathing hard and labored and has te

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My 120 lb spayed potbelly pig is breathing hard and labored and has temp so i got some procaine penicillin and need to know dosage to give her and how often. Its pen aqueous penicillin g procaine 100 ml injectible. I also gotampicillin 250 mg tablets.
Additionally, i need vitamin k but dont know where to get that as she may have gotten into roundup but unsure and shes eating now . Would like it onhand anyways. Can u help?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Large Animal Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Linda replied 2 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr. Linda. I hope I can help with your question today. I am so sorry that Daisy is not feeling well. The average temperature for the resting pot bellied pig ranges from a low of 95.2 f to 103.3 f, so if Daisy is experiencing an elevated temperature, it would be above 103.3 f. If she does have an elevated temperature, penicillin can be administered at a dose of 7 ccs in the muscle once every 24 hours for 3 days. If there is no response to this treatment, you must contact your veterinarian for a through evaluation of Daisy's illness. The dose of ampicillin is 327 mg - 436 mg every 8 hours.I hope this is the information you were looking for. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know. Thank you. Roundup is a plant herbicide that does not disrupt the ability of blood to clot. This is a problem with some of the rodenticides that are still on the market, & Vit k is used to treat these exposures. Vit. K will not help in this instance of exposure to Roundup. You can purchase Vit K in the vitamin section of any pharmacy, & although it is not the same as the Vit. K we use, you might keep it on hand if you get into a pinch. But it is not the thing to use if you truly suspect a pet has gotten into a rodenticide. That particular Vit. K is only available through your veterinarian. In addition, some rodenticides are actually much more dangerous & do not respond to Vit. K therapy at all.