TABLE 4:

The antibiotics mentioned and frequency with which they were mentioned for the top four indications where antibiotics are said to be prescribed in pigs

Therapeutic areaPercentage mentioned*Percentage critically important antibiotics (CIAs) v percentage other antibiotics used for treatmentFrequency of use of the different classes of antibiotics (top 5)
Respiratory disease31%CIAs: 12%
Non CIAs: 88%
Tetracyclines 47%,
Penicillins 21%,
Macrolides 10%,
Potentiated sulphonamides 8%,
Phenicol 5%
Diarrhoea including
 Colibacillosis
 Dysentery
31%
(8%)
(4%)
CIAs: 34%
Non-CIAs: 66%
Polymyxin 30%,
Macrolides 22%,
(Fluoro)quinolones 12%,
Potentiated sulphonamides 11%,
Pleuromutilin 7%
Streptococcus suis infection including
Arthritis
Lameness
Meningitis
17%
(4%)
(2%)
(1%)
CIAs: 5%
Non-CIAs: 95%
Penicillins 81%,
Lincosamide 5%,
Potentiated sulphonamides 4%,
3rd and 4th generation Cephalosporins 3%, Aminoglycosides 4%
Postpartum dysgalactia syndrome (PPDS)12%CIAs: 31%
Non-CIAs: 69%
Penicillins 41%,
(Fluoro)quinolones 21%,
Potentiated sulphonamides 21%,
3rd and 4th generation Cephalosporins 7%
Macrolides 3%
Others9%CIAs: 14%
Non-CIAs: 86%
Penicillins 56%,
Aminoglycosides 12%
Tetracyclines 12%,
Macrolides 7%,
(Fluoro)quinolones 5%
  • *Percentages in brackets are part of the percentage mentioned of each therapeutic area.