Clindamycin is a lincosamide antibiotic used to treat serious anaerobic bacterial infections in poultry. It is the most commonly used lincosamide in birds. It is most effective against Gram-positive cocci and obligate anaerobes. For example, clindamycin is more likely to be used for treatment of osteomyelitis when the infection is caused by susceptible Gram-positive bacteria.
Form: The drug comes available as a suspension (25 mg/ml) or as capsules (25, 75, or 150 mg), to be given orally.
Caution: Poultry receiving this drug are at an increased risk of secondary yeast infections (sour crop). Kidney and liver function should be monitored with long-term treatment.