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By Barbara Forney, VMD
Last reviewed: 7/13/2022
Commonly prescribed for: Rhodococcus Equi Infections in Foals
Species: Horses (foals)
Therapeutic Class: Macrolide Antibiotic
The combination of erythromycin and rifampin has been the treatment of choice for Rhodococcus equi infections in foals for many years. Erythromycin is a macrolide antibiotic. It works by inhibiting the production of protein by susceptible bacteria. At the usual therapeutic concentrations, erythromycin is bacteriostatic and has a relatively narrow spectrum (including R. Equi).
We can let your veterinarian know that you are interested in our compounded Erythromycin / Rifampin.
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