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Synulox® is a widely known brand name of Veterinary Antibiotic, used for treating infections mostly in the lungs, and nasal tract; and as a broad-spectrum antibiotic. The drug is a compound of amoxicillin and Clavulanic Acid. See also Co-amoxiclav. NB - All quantities shown below are combined - i.e. 500mg = 400mg Amoxicillin and 100mg Clavulanic Acid.
Bacterial Resistance Bacterial antibiotic resistance is a growing problem in veterinary medicine. Federation of Veterinarians in Europe Position Paper: Antibiotic Resistance & Prudent Use of Antibiotics in Veterinary Medicine[http://www.fve.org/papers/pdf/vetmed/position_papers/antibioen.pdf] Clavulanic acid inactivates beta-lactamases which are a common resistance strategy in gram positive bacteria.
Synulox is reported to be effective against clinical Klebsiella infections, but is not efficacious against Pseudomonas infections.
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