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Trade names of antibacterial medicines

Fig.4-12 illustrates some of the commercial products available for the different generic antibiotics in the UK, EU and elsewhere.

By producing a list of products available in your country you can compare the costs of the active medicines made by different manufacturers. These lists will alter with time with new additions and deletions. Discuss aspects of this with your veterinarian.

Antibiotics and antibacterial medicines are the most widely used medicines on a day to day basis in the control of pig diseases but other products must also be considered. These include:

  • Anaesthetics, sedatives and analgesics.
  • Parasecticides. Wormers.
  • Vaccines.
  • Hormones.
  • Growth promoters and probiotics.
  • Electrolytes.