posted on Oct, 3 2008 @ 01:11 AM
CYA Discaimer: I am not a medical professional in any way and I am not advocating the use of these medicines by human beings
That said you can buy cephalaxin penacillin, eurythromicin, and more made for use in fishtanks and ponds quite easily in the us at least.
Right now I have a box of powdered eurythromicin packets sitting on my computer desk that I bought at petsmart. to treat a columnaris infection in my
They come in 250 mg packets and are pure forms of the medication as any additives or fillers would likely ruin the beneficial bacteria living in your
filter media or foul the water with contaminates and kill of the fish you are trying to treat.
While I have not used them for myself, I have used them for my cat over a holiday weekend when he had an owie that was quickly beginning to abcess. It
worked like a charm and it kept me from having to spend the 500 dollars plus to go to the ER vet for simple wound care. I have also used them to treat
chronic ear infection problems in my elderly dog in the same dosage and type as the vet would give me.
my plan is to buy cephilaxin/eurythromicin in either injectable or powder form from a pond supply company and stash it for a time when it might be
needed. I'm sure in the meantime I will need it for fish at some point so I will just make sure I have a stash of the stuff that is in date at all
It very well could save my families life in a SitX type event.