Clindamycin is a lincosamide antibiotic used to treat serious anaerobic bacterial infections in poultry, usually those related to infections of the joints and bones. It is the most commonly used lincosamide in birds. It is most effective against Gram-positive cocci and obligate anaerobes. Birds with osteomyelitis or wounds may be treated with clindamycin alone or in combination with other antimicrobials.
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.