Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Lea County, New Mexico
Thanks for the replies! This product is intended for horses primarily. Maybe "livestock" was the wrong word to use. I live in the country so I often treat my dogs myself when they get scratched up by the thorn bushes and what not. Anyway, the tank has been completely stable, no signs of stress or ammonia spikes (which I was expecting!). Ammonia is 0 on the AP test. I have two canisters on the tank so one is turned off standing by just in case as well as an emergency/quarantine 10 gallon. I really don't worry about releasing a few ml of penecillin into the environment when I consider all of the antidepressants, pain killers, hormones, illegal drugs, etc released into the sewers daily. Not to mention the dairy nearby that has raised the nitrate level in my well water from 50ppm to 180ppm so people can put milk on thier cereal in the morning! I'm no expert but I do believe water hycinth is correct in saying that penicillin only affects certain bacteria (gram positive/negative). I do think the BGA will become resistant to the antiboitic if it isn't killed completely. Just like going to the doctor, you have to keep taking the antibiotic for a few days after you feel better to ensure the disease is truly gone. I hope someone else will give this a shot and share thier results. Maybe we can come up with a dosing guide. I would start with small amounts and work your way up to be safe.