It has proven efficacy against:
- Staphylococcus spp
- Streptococcus spp
- Mycoplasma spp
- Clostridium spp
- Bacteroides spp
- Fusobacterium spp
In cattle with abomasal displacement, erythromycin also has prokinetic effects and may be more effective at increasing abomasal motility and emptying.
Recommended dose in cattle is 8 – 15 mg/kg given intramuscularly once or twice daily.
- Constable PD et al (2012) Evidence-based use of prokinetic drugs for abomasal disorders in cattle. Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract 28(1):51-70