Table 1:

POM-V antibiotics currently licensed for rabbits*

Active ingredientTrade name (MAH)Datasheet dosagesComments
ApramycinApravet (Huvepharma)12,000 IU/kg per dayPremix for medicating feeds, licensed for reduction in mortality and clinical signs related to epizootic enterocolitis due to Escherichia coli. Not designed for use in pet rabbits
EnrofloxacinBaytril (Bayer), Enrobactin (Le Vet Beheer), Enrocare (Animalcare), Orniflox (Avimedical), Enrotron (Forte Healthcare), Quinoflox (Global Vet Health)5 mg/kg orally twice a day 10 mg/kg subcutaneously once a dayRecommended formulary doses are higher at 10-20 mg/kg orally, subcutaneously and intravenously once a day. Oral formulation can taste bitter so is not always well tolerated. Injections can be associated with tissue necrosis
Fusidic acidIsathal (Dechra Veterinary Products)One drop to be instilled into the eye once or twice daily 
GentamicinTiacil Ophthalmic Solution (Virbac)One or two drops to be applied three times a day 
ThiamphenicolTAF Spray (Eurovet Animal Health)Spray the solution on the affected area for 3 seconds once daily 
TiamulinDenagard (Elanco Europe)3 mg/kg per dayPremix for medicating feeds, licensed for the treatment and prevention of epizootic enterocolitis due to Escherichia coli. Not designed for use in pet rabbits
TilmicosinTilmovet (Huvepharma), Pulmotil (Eli Lilly)12-12.5 mg/kg per dayPremix for medicating feeds, licensed for the treatment of Pasteurella and Bordetella. Not designed for use in pet rabbits
Trimethoprim, sulfamethoxazoleSulfatrim Oral Drops for Rabbits, Pigeons and Bearded Dragons (Le Vet)20-30 mg/kg orally twice a dayMay not be as palatable as human formulations
ValnemulinEconor (Elanco Europe)3 mg/kg per dayPremix for medicating feeds, licensed for reduction of mortality during an outbreak of epizootic rabbit enteropathy. Not designed for use in pet rabbits