TABLEĀ 6:

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

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)
Skin diseases including:
  • Wounds and abscesses

  • (Pyo)dermatitis

42%
(39%)
(3%)
CIAs: 24%
Non-CIAs: 76%
Penicillins 51%,
3rd and 4th generation cephalosporins 16%,
Lincosamides 11%,
(Fluoro)quinolones 8%,
1st and 2nd generation cephalosporins 8%
Respiratory disease24%CIAs: 16%
Non-CIAs: 84%
Tetracyclines 50%,
Penicillins 28%,
(Fluoro)quinolones 11%,
1st and 2nd generation cephalosporins 4%,
3rd and 4th generation cephalosporins 3%
Urinary tract infection16%CIAs: 62%
Non-CIAs: 38%
(Fluoro)quinolones 49%,
Penicillins 25%,
3rd and 4th generation cephalosporins 13%,
1st and 2nd generation cephalosporins 9%
(Remaining classes 1% or less)
Periodontal disease14%CIAs: 38%
Non-CIAs: 62%
Penicillins 21%,
3rd and 4th generation cephalosporins 21%,
Lincosamides 19%,
Macrolides 14%,
Metronidazole 12%
Perioperative1%CIAs: 19%
Non-CIAs: 81%
Penicillins 75%,
3rd and 4th generation cephalosporins 9%,
(Fluoro)quinolones 9%,
Aminoglycosides 6%
(no other classes cited)
Other3%CIAs: 25%
Non-CIAs: 75%
Penicillins 41%,
(Fluoro)quinolones 15%,
Metronidazole 10%,
3rd and 4th generation cephalosporins 8%,
1st and 2nd generation cephalosporins 7%
  • *Percentages in brackets are part of the percentage mentioned of each therapeutic area.