Amoxycillin is a semisynthetic broad-spectrum penicillin with a bactericidal action against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. The spectrum of amoxycillin includes Campylobacter, Clostridium, Corynebacterium, E. coli, Erysipelothrix, Haemophilus, Pasteurella, Salmonella, penicillinase-negative Staphylococcus and Streptococcus spp. The bactericidal action is due to inhibition of cell wall synthesis. Amoxycillin is mainly excreted in urine. A major part can also be excreted in bile.
Gastrointestinal, respiratory and urinary tract infections caused by amoxycillin sensitive micro-organisms, like Campylobacter, Clostridium, Corynebacterium, E. coli, Erysipelothrix, Haemophilus, Pasteurella, Salmonella, penicillinase-negative Staphylococcus and Streptococcus spp. in calves, goats, poultry, sheep and swine.
Hypersensitivity to amoxycillin.
Administration to animals with a seriously impaired renal function.
Concurrent administration of tetracyclines, chloramphenicol, macrolides and lincosamides.
Administration to animals with an active microbial digestion.
Hypersensitivity reactions may occur.
For oral administration:
Calves, goats and sheep:
Twice daily 5 g per 100 kg body weight for 3 - 5 days.
Poultry and swine:
1 kg per 1000 - 2000 litres of drinking water for 3 - 5 days.
Note: for pre-ruminant calves, lambs and kids only.
- For meat:
Calves, goats, sheep and swine : 8 days.
Poultry : 3 days.