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.
Birds with osteomyelitis or wounds may be treated with clindamycin alone or in combination with other antimicrobials.
Form: The drug comes available as a suspension (25 mg/ml) or as capsules (25, 75, or 150 mg), to be given orally.
Typical dosage: The recommended dosage is 100 mg/kg every 6 hours, administered 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.