Systemic treatment of bacterial skin infections of dogs and cats

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Antibiotics and immunostimulants are used in the systemic treatment of bacterial skin infections in small animals. The major antibiotic groups commonly utilized are the macrolides, lincosamides, potentiated sulphonamides, β-lactamase-resistant penicillins, cephalosporins and fluoroquinolones. Empirical usage, culture and sensitivity, mode of action, dosages, efficacy and side-effects are reviewed. A summary of the veterinary literature relative to immunostimulants is also included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-143
Number of pages11
JournalVeterinary Dermatology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Bacterial infections
  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Skin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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