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A macrolide antibiotic. (B340.1.w1, B553.43.w43)

  • Well absorbed after oral administration. (B340.1.w1, B553.43.w43)
  • Metabolised in the liver and excreted via bile. (B340.1.w1, B553.43.w43)
  • Acts by inhibition of protein synthesis in the 50S ribosomal subunit. (B553.43.w43)
  • A basic compound, therefore concentrated in acidic fluids. (B340.1.w1)
  • Good activity against Gram-positive aerobic bacteria and Mycoplasma spp. (B600.4.w4, B340.1.w1); poor against anaerobes and Gram-negative bacteria. (B340.1.w1)

Lagomorphs - Oryctolagus cuniculus domesticus - Domestic rabbit:

  • "Not recommended." (B546)
  • 10 mg/kg subcutaneously or intramuscularly twice daily. (B600.4.w4)
  • 10 mg/kg orally, subcutaneously or intramuscularly every 12 hours. (B548.w8, B601.15.w15)
  • 10 mg/kg orally, subcutaneously or intramuscularly every 24 hours. (B548.w8)
  • 10 mg/kg orally or subcutaneously every 12 hours. (B602.41.w41)

Ferrets - Mustela putorius furo - Ferret:

  • 10 mg/kg orally three times daily or 5 - 10 mg/kg intravenously or intramuscularly twice daily. "Used for Gram +ve bacteria plus spirochaetes, large viruses and some Gram -ve plus mycoplasma. No toxicity indicated." (B626.App.w22)
  • 10 mg/kg subcutaneously or orally every 8 - 12 hours. (B631.21.w21)
  • 10 mg/kg orally or subcutaneously every 8 - 12 hours. (B602.41.w41)
  • 10 mg/kg orally once or twice daily. (J213.3.w1)

Great Apes

  • Primates: 2 mg/kg subcutaneously or intramuscularly once daily. (D425.3.15.w3o)


  • 15 mg/kg subcutaneously every eight hours. (B115.8.w4 B336.20.w20) Effective against Gram-positive organisms and against some Gram-negative organisms, also against mycoplasma and chlamydial organisms. Useful in the treatment of respiratory infections. (B115.8.w4)

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