Amoxycillin is a bacterial semisynthetic penicillin with a broad spectrum of activity against Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria. It owes its activity to the inhibition of the development of the peptidoglycan network structure in the bacterial cell wall. Amoxycillin is well absorbed following oral administration and it is stable in the presence of gastric acids. Excretion of amoxycillin is mainly in the unchanged form via the kidneys to give high concentration in renal tissue and urine. Amoxycillin is well distributed in body fluids.
Studies in birds have indicated that amoxycillin is distributed and eliminated more rapidly than in mammals.
Treatment of infections in chickens, turkeys and ducks caused by bacteria susceptible to amoxycillin.
Not effective against beta-lactamase producing organisms. Use of the product should be based on susceptibility testing and it should take into account official and local antimicrobial policies.
Pigs: For the treatment of salmonellosis and pasteurellosis.
Do not administer to rabbits, hamsters, gerbils and guinea pigs, or to birds producing eggs intended for human consumption.
Do not use in case of hypersensitivity to amoxycillin.
Hypersensitivity reactions may occur.
Chickens, turkeys and ducks:
The product is administered in the drinking water. Prepare the solution with fresh tap water immediately before use.
The recommended dosage is 15 mg amoxycillin trihydrate per kg bodyweight. The total period of treatment should be for 3 days or in severe cases for 5 days.
Recommended dosage is 20 mg amoxycillin trihydrate/kg bodyweight for 3 consecutive days.
Recommended dosage is 15-20 mg amoxycillin trihydrate/kg bodyweight for 3 days or in severe cases for 5 days.
- Administration via the drinking water Administer in the drinking water to give 20mg amoxycillin trihydrate /kg bodyweight daily. The dose should be divided and administered at approximately 12 hourly intervals for up to 5 days. The solution should be prepared with fresh potable water.
- Administration in liquid feed Administer in the liquid feed, to give 20mg amoxycillin trihydrate/kg bodyweight daily for up to 5 days. Medicated feed should be freshly prepared on at least 3 occasions per day over the treatment period. Medicated liquid feed should be prepared with fresh potable water.
Chickens (meat & offal): 1 day
Ducks (meat & offal): 9 days
Turkeys (meat & offal): 5 days
Pigs (meat & offal): 2 days
Not for use in laying birds producing eggs for human consumption