Antibiotics for Treatment of Cattle Respiratory Disease
Table 1


W. D. Whittier, DVM, MS
VA-MD Regional College of Vet. Med


Antibiotic Concen-
tration
Trade Name(s)
(examples)
OTC/
Prescrip
tion
Dosage/
route
(if not IM)
Indications Approx.
cost for
500 lb
for 3 days
Slaughter
Withdrawals
Penicillin
(Procaine)
300,000
I / ml
Pfi-Pen G,
Agricillin,
Procaine
Pen G
OTC 1ml/
100 lb?
Bacterial
pneumonia,
Organisms
susceptible
to penicillin
$1.20? 10 days
Penicillin
(Procaine/
Benzathine)
150,000 +
150,000
I/ml
Durpen,
Benzapen,
Pen BP-48
OTC 2ml/
150 lb?
Bacterial pneumonia,
Upper respiratory
disease, Blackleg
$1.40? 30 days
Oxytetra-
cycline
100 mg/ml Terramycin,
Agrimycin-100,
Oxy-Tet 100
OTC 5ml/
100 lb
Organisms susceptible
to oxytetracycline
$2.25 22 days
Oxytetra-
cycline
200 mg/ml Liquamycin
LA-200,
Procure 200,
Biocor 200
OTC 5ml/
100 lb
Bacterial
pneumonia,
foot rot,
Pinkeye
$2.25-
$3.25
28 days
Erythro-
mycin
200 mg/ml Erythro-200,
Erythromycin-
200,
Gallimycin-
200
OTC .5 - 1 ml/
100 lb?
Pneumonia,
mastitis,
metritis,
foot rot,
wt. loss
prevention
$.75-
$1.50?
14 days
Tylosin 200 mg/ml Tylan 200,
Tylosin
Injection
OTC 4 ml/
100 lb
Respiratory
disease,
foot rot,
calf
diphtheria
$1.40 21 days
Sulfadi-
methoxine
400 mg/ml Albon Inj. 40%,
Sulfadadinj
OTC 31.2 ml/
500 lb,
15.6 ml/
500 lb
Intravenous
Respiratory disease,
foot rot,
calf diphtheria
$5.00 5 days
Amoxicillin 250 mg/ml Amoxi-Inject Prescrip-
tion
1.5 -2 ml/
100 lb
Im or Sub Q
Respiratory disease,
foot rot
$7.50-
$10.00
25 days
Ampicillin 400 mg/ml Polyflex Prescrip-
tion
.75 -1.25 ml/
100 lb
Respiratory
disease
$8.10-
$13.35
6 days
Ceftoifur 50 mg/ml Naxcel Prescrip-
tion
1-2 ml/
100 lb
Respiratory disease,
foot rot
$7.50-
$15.00
None
Tilmicosin 300 mg/ml Micotil 300
Injection
Prescrip-
tion
1.5 ml /
100 lb
Respiratory
disease
$11.25  
Florfenicol 300 mg/ml Nuflor
Injectable
Solution
Prescrip-
tion
3.0/
100 lb
Respiratory
disease
$14.00 28 days

Table 1. Injectable antibiotics approved for use in beef cattle.


Animal Husbandry Newsletter November 1996
Department of Animal Science, North Carolina State University
Published by North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
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