Bismuth subsalicylate

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  • A gastrointestinal protectant; it may help to prevent colonisation by Helicobacter. (B631.21.w21)
  • Considered to be a gastric protectant, anti-endotoxic and weakly antibacterial. (B658)

Ferrets - Mustela putorius furo - Ferret:

  • 0.5 mL orally twice daily. Safe for ferrets; soothes the intestinal mucosa. (B626.App.w22)
  • 0.5 - 1.0 mL/kg orally every 6 - 8 hours. (B631.21.w21)
  • 0.25 mg/kg orally three to four times daily; equivalent to 0.5 - 1.0 mL Pepto Bismol solution or one fifteenth of a tablet. (J213.3.w1)
    • Note: ferrets do not like the solution and resist its administration; the 1/15 tablet crushed and mixed with a treat (palatable babyfood) is taken more easily. (J213.3.w1)

Great Apes

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