Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic used to treat certain Gram-positive bacterial infections in poultry. Most Gram-negative bacteria are resistant to the drugs effects.
Form: It comes in the form of a suspension (50 mg/ml, Amoxi-drops) to be given orally, or as an injectable solution (250 mg/ml, Amoxi-inject) to be given IM. The bird's ability to absorb this medication orally is quite variable, which can cause treatment to be ineffective, even when laboratory susceptibility tests suggest it's use against the organism. Therefore, administering it through IM injections is a more effective means of treatment.
Typical Dosage: 150-175 mg/kg once to twice a day, given orally.