Neomycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic. It has a mechanism of action and spectrum of activity (primarily Gram-negative aerobes) similar to the other aminoglycosides.
- Follow the withdrawal periods strictly.
- Aminoglycoside antibiotics. Neomycin sulfate is mainly used for the treatment of colibacillosis, pullorum disease, etc. caused by Gram-negative bacteria like E. coli and salmonella.
Dosage and Administration
By oral administration.
- Poultry: 50-75mg/L of drinking water for 3-5 consecutive days.
- Neomycin is the most toxic in aminoglycosides, but oral administration or topical administration is rarely toxic.
- Not used for in the laying period for laying hens.
- This product can affect the absorption of vitamin A and vitamin B12 for oral administration.
- Chicken: 5 days
- Turkey: 14 days.
- Seal and store in a dry place.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- 3 years.
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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