Antibiotic Families

It is a good practice to rotate antibiotic families/classes whenever treating gamefowl ailments. Rotation of families will reduce if not eliminate antibiotic resistance.

Antibiotic resistance is where bacteria develops resistance to antibiotics resulting to negative treatment for the disease.Whenever symptoms persists for three days, shifting to another class is advised. Symptoms will persist if there is an antibiotic resistance or a wrong antibiotic is in use. The proper application of right antibiotic with a strong immune response of the gamefowl consequently would be enough to fight the bacterial infection.

The following list is the antibiotic classes with commonly available members used in gamefowls.

Don’t shift to another antibiotics that belongs to the same class.

Antibiotic Families/Classes

  • Aminoglycosides
    • Streptomycin
    • Gentamicin
  • Penicillin
    • Amoxicillin
    • Ampicillin
    • Cloxacillin
    • Penicillin V
  • Macrolides
    • Erythromycin
    • Tylosin
  • Tetracyclines
    • Doxycycline
    • Tetracycline
  • Pleuromutilin
    • Tiamulin
  • Fluoroquinolones
    • Enrofloxacin
    • Ciprofloxacin
  • Cephalosporins
    • Cephalexin
  • Others
    • Cotrimoxazole
      • Trimethoprim

You might wanna read the effects of Antibiotics to the Ready-to-Fights for rather proper bacterial flushing.

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