Boy, I don’t know how helpful I can be with regard to your neomycin; I have never seen the medication in pint quantities (given their body size, I supposed cows require an ample supply of the antibiotics for effective treatment) and the neomycin sulfate I am familiar with is designed for use in aquariums and comes in the form of a fine powder (or encapsulated), not as a liquid.
I am afraid that all I can tell you is how to dose your hospital tank with the neomycin intended for aquarium use, as described below:
When administering antibiotics, the proper dosage for a marine aquarium is usually at least twice the recommended dosage for freshwater. In the case of neomycin, some seahorse keepers increase the dosage of neomycin sulfate up to four times the recommended dosage for saltwater tanks, or eight times the suggested dosage for freshwater (Keith Gentry et al.).
For example, standard protocol for treating seahorses with neomycin is 250 mg/gal (66 mg/L) as the initial dose and 50% replacement with a 50% water change daily for a period of 10 days.
Best of luck working out the proper dosage for your particular neomycin product, Debbie. I’m sorry I couldn’t be more helpful in that regard.
Post edited by: Pete Giwojna, at: 2007/03/28 23:18