be careful with baytril. While it works very well on respiratory infections, you need to make sure that your cham is drinking extra. Otherwise, you will need to inject fluids under the skin. As others have suggested, you really need to see a reptile vet -- one who has actually treated a cham respiratory infection is preferable. But, if it were me and i couldn't get to a vet for a day or two, i would not wait to start the baytril.
A few things:
1. It does have to be refrigerated. It should be clear and not discolored at all.
2. In order to use it properly, you have to know its dilution. E.g., .5 mg per ml.
3. The proper dose (per mader's reptile medicine and surgery) is as follows:
The dose is 5 mg per kg perday. (to figure out the kg from gms, you need to move the decimal three places to the left. For example, 78.5 g rams would be .0785 kg).
Dose x weight/concentration
so, for a cham weighing 78.5 grams (.0785 kg), the equation would be
5 x .0785/.5 mg = 0.3925/.5 = .785 dose
you will need a small insulin syringe to draw the medication out of the vial. Detach the needle and administer with the blunt end of the syringe near the back of the mouth. Follow with a syringe of water (or as much as you can get in there).
You need to keep track of the urates to make sure they are sufficiently substantial (baytril can cause orange discoloration). Dehydration and baytril do not mix.
for anyone reading this thread!!!!! This is good information