Food Animal Drugs

For Future Reference – Create a drug reference table


Choose a species of interest (swine, beef cattle, dairy cattle, small ruminants, camelids) and create a table for the following drug classes to enable you to find drugs based on the criteria given on the preceding page. Not all drugs will be useful in all species.

Suggested table template:

Drug Gram +/- Static/
Indications Distribution Routes Side
Amoxicillin Oxytetracycline
Ampicillin Penicillin
Ceftiofur (several formulations) Sulfadimethoxine
Enrofloxacin Sulfamethazine
Erythromycin Tetracycline
Florfenicol Tilmicosin
Gamithromycin Tulathromycin
Lincomycin Tylosin




Antimicrobial resistance learning site

Considerations for extralabel drug use in calves, FARAD Digest

Swine antibiotics summary, Dr. Zhitnitskiy

Amoxicillin- current use in swine medicine, 2018 J Vet Pharm Therap – good discussion of first and second line drugs




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