Disclaimer: The following article includes different antibiotics for turtles according to their diseases. These medicines are only suitable for the creature when they are sick. Each antibiotic has minor side effects, and a specific dosage is required for a cure. Never apply any medicine to your turtle without diagnosis and consulting your vet. TheTurtleHub will take no responsibility if your turtle suffers from health loss due to the wrong medication.
Vets often suggest antibiotics for our sick turtles. But unfortunately, most of us have no idea which diseases those medicines can cure. Well, it is not mandatory to know the medications of the turtles. But getting familiar with those antibiotics will do no harm.
Vets suggest antibiotics according to the disease. For example, Valine, Acyclovir, and Valacyclovir cure herpes and Ranaviral illness. Similarly, Ampicillin, Chloramphenicol, Erythromycin, etc., are effective for bacterial diseases.
Get a full antibiotic list for turtles in the article below.
Antibiotics For Turtles: Which One For Which Disease?
Turtles require antibiotics to get rid of severe diseases, for example, hypovitaminosis, respiratory illness, shell rot, etc. Here, I have attached the effective antibiotic lists as per the diseases.
List of antibiotics for turtles,
|Antibiotics For Turtles||Diseases|
|Valine||Herpes, Ranaviral disease|
|Acyclovir||Herpes, Ranaviral disease|
|Valaciclovir||Herpes, Ranaviral disease|
|Amikacin Sulfate||Bacterial shell disease|
|Amikacin||Pneumonia, Oral cavity, Hepatitis, Septicemia|
|Azithromycin||Bacterial infection, lung disease, pneumonia|
|Amphotericin B||Lungs disease, fungal infection|
|Carbenicillin||Urnary tract infection|
|Ceftazidime||Bacterial infection, Hepatitis, Septicemia|
|Ciprofloxacin||Bacterial infection, gastrointestine|
|Enrofloxacin||Bacterial disease, Hepatitis|
|Marbofloxacin||Bladder, kidney, and skin disease|
|Metronidazole||Infectious diseases, shell rot|
|Neomycin||Bacterial skin infection|
|Polymyxin B||Urinary tract and blood infection|
|Trimethoprim-sulfa||Bacterial disease, gastrointestine|
|Tylosin||Inflammation and irritation|
N.B. Consult your vet before administering any medicine to your turtles. The wrong dosage can do permanent harm to the pet.
Vets prescribe antibiotics after thorough checkups and diagnoses. Then, they adjust the medicine dosage according to the disease severity. So, never try to guess your pet’s illness and give it just any medicine you find. It can even kill the turtle.
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