Cephalothin (Keflin) is a first-generation cephalosporin antiobiotic used to treat certain bacterial infections in poultry. It is used for treating gram-positive cocci, some gram-negative bacteria, and some anaerobes, including skin-related infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus in poultry.
Drug Form: Cephalothin comes available as an oral suspension (25-100 mg/ml), given by mouth.
Typical Dosage: 35-50 mg/kg given orally, every four hours. When treating skin-related S. aureus infections, dose of 100 mg/kg, given orally three times a day for 14-21 days has been used with success.