Drug Dose calculation for Animals
How to calculate amount of drug quantity required as a dose?
To calculate quantity of drug required to be taken as dose you should convert them to same Units.
For example, if the available drug is in g and the dose required is in mg then, required dose should be converted to g from mg. For example:Each 5 ml contains 250 mg Naproxen and is required at 1.5 g so it should be taken as 1500 mg in formula.
Now calculate the required amount of drug to be taken as dose:
A goat weighing 38 kg is presented at the clinic with mild bacterial infection. If the prescribed amount of Amoxicillin is 30 mg/kg/day IV. Amoxicillin is available in the form of 250 mg /5 ml of a vial of 50 ml.
22.8 ml of fluid should be taken from vial as a required dose.