Brand Names:
Antriobe, Cleocin HCl, Cleocin Pediatric, Cleocin Phosphate, Cleocin Phosphate ADD-Vantage

Drug Type: Antibiotic


Clindamycin is a lincosamide antibiotic used to treat serious bacterial infections, usually those related to infections of the joints and bones. 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.
The drug comes available as a suspension (25 mg/ml) or as capsules (25, 75, or 150 mg), to be given orally.
25-50 mg/kg PO q8-12h
  • Diarrhea
  • Kidney damage
  • Liver damage
  • Sour crop