TABLEĀ 2:

The antibiotics mentioned and frequency with which they were mentioned for the top five indications where antibiotics are said to be prescribed for cattle and calves.

Therapeutic areaPercentage mentionedPercentage critically important antibiotics (CIAs) v percentage other antibioticsFrequency of citation of the different classes of antibiotics (top 5)
Mastitis40%CIAs: 22%
Non-CIAs: 78%
Penicillins 41%,
1st and 2nd generation cephalosporins 12%
3rd and 4th generation cephalosporins 11%
Aminoglycosides 10%
Macrolides 6%
Respiratory disease22% (27%)CIAs: 45% (44%)
Non-CIAs: 55% (56%)
Macrolides 27%, (28%)
Phenicols 22%, (19%)
Tetracyclines 19%, (18%)
(Fluoro)quinolones 13%, (12%)
Penicillins 7%
Diarrhoea14% (57%)CIAs: 29% (26%)
Non-CIAs: 71% (74%)
Polymyxins 40%, (44%)
(Fluoro)quinolones 20%, (18%)
Penicillins 13% (13%)
Aminoglycosides 9%
3rd and 4th generation cephalosporins 8% (8%)
Uterine8%CIAs: 21%
Non-CIAs: 79%
Penicillins 37%,
3rd and 4th generation Cephalosporins 18%,
Aminoglycosides 16%,
Tetracyclines 16%,
1st and 2nd generation cephalosporins 7%
Locomotion8%CIAs: 31%
Non-CIAs: 69%
Penicillins 33%,
Tetracyclines 24%,
3rd and 4th generation cephalosporins 22%,
Macrolides 9%,
Aminoglycosides 9%
Other8% (16%)CIAs: 13% (10%)
Non-CIAs: 87% (90%)
Penicillins 60%, (55%)
Aminoglycosides 12%, (18%)
3rd and 4th generation cephalosporins 8%,
Lincosamides 7%, (12%)
Tetracyclines 4%
  • Figures in brackets relate to calves only. Other figures relate to all cattle including calves.