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What are antibiotics used for in veterinary medicine?

What are antibiotics used for in veterinary medicine?

Antibiotic drugs are commonly used in veterinary medicine to treat infectious diseases that are caused by bacteria and certain other microorganisms.

What is the meaning of antibiotic therapy?

a chemical substance produced by a microorganism that has the capacity, in dilute solutions, to kill other microorganisms or inhibit their growth. Antibiotics that are sufficiently nontoxic to the host are used as chemotherapeutic agents in the treatment of infectious diseases.

What is antibiotic therapy for dogs?

The five most-common antibiotics prescribed for dogs include: Amoxicillin/Clavulanate—This antibiotic combo is related to Penicillin and is used to treat a broad spectrum of bacterial infections, including skin infections, infections in the respiratory system, gastrointestinal infections, and genitourinary infections.

What antibiotics are used on farm animals?

The tetracyclines have been the most widely used antibiotics in the beef cattle industry. (Recently monensin has been approved for use for improved feed efficiency in feedlot cattle. General use by the industry has been rapid. Only tylosin in combination with monensin has been approved for use at this time.)

What did the first veterinarians focus on treating?

The first known veterinary practice came into being in 9,000 BC in the Middle East. Sheep herders used rudimentary medical skills to treat their animals, which included the dogs that watched over their herds.

What are the principles of antibiotics therapy?

Successful prophylactic antibiotic use depends on three principles. The individual patient should be at high risk of infection, the likely infecting organisms and their susceptibilities should be known, and prophylaxis should only be administered at the time of risk.

What is cephalexin used for in dogs?

Cephalexin (brand names Rilexine®, Keflex®, Vetolexin®) is an oral antibiotic that is used to treat pyoderma and other bacterial skin infections in dogs and is used off label or extra-label in cats to treat pyoderma and some other types of skin infections.

Why do farmers give antibiotics to healthy animals?

Why do farmers use antibiotics in livestock production? First, antibiotics are used to prevent, treat and control bacterial infections in livestock. Just like humans, animals can contract infections, such as pneumonia. Antibiotics are used to humanely and economically treat and prevent these diseases.

What antibiotics are safe for animals?


  • ß-Lactam Antibiotics
  • Chloramphenicol
  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Glycopeptides
  • Lincosamides
  • Macrolides
  • Polymixins
  • Rifamycins
  • Streptogramins
  • Are pet antibiotics the same as human antibiotics?

    The bottom line is that sometimes pet antibiotics are the same as human antibiotics. However, that doesn’t mean they work the same way., or that they can be taken the same way in different species. It’s best for humans to stick with human antibiotics prescribed by their doctor, who knows their health history.

    Where to buy pet antibiotics?

    Traditional medicines – antibiotics and anti-inflammatory agents;

  • Special ointments and creams for the external use;
  • Liquid administered to cats and dogs not wanting to take medication orally or in order to prevent dehydration in pets.
  • Vaccines used to protect animals from major infections.
  • What antibiotic is given after a neuter?

    – Your cat was given an injection of long acting pain medicine. – Do NOT give your cat over the counter (OTC) pain medicine. – Cats tend to hide if they are in pain. If you think your cat is in discomfort, call NNN post op number.