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By Barbara Forney, VMD
Last reviewed: 7/12/2022
Commonly prescribed for: R.equi Infection
Species: Horses (foals)
Therapeutic Class: Macrolide Antibiotics
Clarithromycin is one of the newer macrolide antibiotics. Like other macrolide antibiotics, clarithromycin generally is bacteriostatic and works by inhibiting protein synthesis within susceptible bacteria. Clarithromycin is well absorbed orally. Macrolide antibiotics are not used in horses older than one year of age due to severe, potentially fatal colitis.
We can let your veterinarian know that you are interested in our compounded Clarithromycin / Rifampin.
Oil based oral suspension with a wide variety of flavoring options.
Flavored oral paste, packaged in a dosing syringe.
Oral medication available in gelatin or veggie capsule options.
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