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Penicillin Use in Horses
Penicillin is a commonly available antibiotic that is frequently given to horses. There are several varieties of products and combination of products that all have their own dosages and characteristics that are important to understand for the proper treatment of infections. In general, penicillin is an antibiotic for treating gram positive infections. Penicillin is particularly effective against streptococcus infections like Strangles and uncomplicated wound infections. Many serious infections of foals and horses are often gram negative or mixed infections and require other antibiotics. This article is about the use, contraindications, toxic effects, dosages, and association drug rules that apply to this medication.
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~Last Updated: April 17, 2011;
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