Baytril is a synthetic, broad spectrum antibiotic used in dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens and other animals.
For use in dogs and cats it is normally supplied as Baytril flavour tablets. Baytril can be used in a wide variety of other animals, and for these Baytril Oral Solution is normally best.
Baytril has been used very widely in rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice, hamsters, as well as many species of bird and reptile. The solution can be added to drinking water, or placed directly in the mouth. If it is placed in drinking water, it should not be in a metal dispenser if possible as this may denature it chemically and reduce its effectiveness.
Baytril treats a wide variety of bacterial infections of the alimentary, respiratory and urogenital tracts and skin. Where possible the veterinary surgeon should perform sensitivity testing of the bacteria involved before deciding if Baytril is appropriate.
Baytril should not be used in young growing animals as it can have an adverse effect on the cartilage in joints. Over application in cats can cause eye damage so accurate application is important. The usual application rate is 5mg/kg bodyweight.
Baytril flavour tablets come in:
15mg (containing 15mg of enrofloxacin)
50mg (containing 50mg of enrofloxacin)
150mg (containing 150mg of enrofloxacin)
Legal Category: POM-V
To find details on all veterinary medicinal products currently authorised in the UK, please see the VMD's Product Information Database.
IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION: this is a Veterinary Prescription Only Medicine (POM-V), which can only be prescribed by a veterinary surgeon, but may be dispensed by another veterinary surgeon or pharmacist.
You can download a Vetscriptions Prescription form here.