Amoxicillin trihydrate is an antibiotic needed for the treatment of some bacterial diseases in the poultry flock.
- Antibiotics should be used following safety precautions and their withdrawal periods must be strictly adhered to.
- Beta-lactam antibiotic, Amoxicillin is used for a variety of infections in all species, including urinary tract infections, soft tissue infections, and pneumonia.
- It is effective for infections caused by Gram-positive bacteria and Gram-negative bacteria.
- Chicken and pigs: 7 days.
- Seal and protect from light.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- 3 years.
Dosage and Administration
By oral administration.
- Calves: 10-22 mg/kg body weight.
- Pigs: 20-30mg/kg body weight, once a day, for 4 days.
- Chicken: 20-30mg/kg body weight, twice a day, for 5 days. Or 60mg/L of drinking water for 3-5 consecutive days.
- Use cautiously in animals allergic to penicillin-like drugs.
- Not used in the laying period for laying hens.
- Drinking water administration should be prepared for the day.
Effects of bacterial infections on poultry production
Over the years, the use of antibiotics combined with strict biosecurity and hygiene measures has helped the poultry industry to grow by preventing the negative impacts of many avian diseases.
- However, with all the attention today on antibiotics and the serious issue of antibiotic resistance, it’s important to understand how and why antibiotics are used on the farm. Let’s explore some of these reasons:
- In general, antibiotics are used in phytosanitary treatments, fish farming, animal feed, and human or veterinary medicine where they can be used as a preventive or curative treatment.
- Strictly following the usage guidelines, the poultry industry uses antibiotics to improve meat production through increased feed conversion, growth rate promotion, and disease prevention.
- While antibiotic resistance is a complex issue, the reasons antibiotics are a necessary and vital part of modern agriculture are simple, straightforward, and guided by the belief that antibiotics must always be used responsibly.
- Antibiotics help make food safe by keeping chickens healthy and reducing bacteria entering the food supply.
- Like humans, chickens sometimes get sick from bacterial infections which can be accompanied by pain and suffering. This shows the need for responsible use of antibiotics to alleviate their suffering.
- Proper use of antibiotics helps keep chickens healthy and minimizes the impact on the environment.
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