TABLE 7:

Overview of antibiotics cited most commonly as being prescribed in cats and dogs

Number of valid
species-indication-antibiotic combinations
Total all countries (%)Belgium (%)France (%)Germany (%)Spain (%)Sweden (%)UK (%)
Critically important antibiotic classesCatsDogsCatsDogsCatsDogsCatsDogsCatsDogsCatsDogsCatsDogs
 3rd and 4th generation cephalosporins1412441411321620020<1
 Macrolides34563821550022
 (Fluoro)quinolones131115141011241628135644
Other antibiotic classes
 1st and 2nd generation cephalosporins7213261128220520110319
 Aminoglycosides14110453130302
 Fusidic acid30<101134
 Lincosamides86851132412418159
 Nitroimidazole (metronidazole)2719282251112<110
 Penicillins3733302827304545313184344836
 Polymyxin2111142
 Potentiated sulphonamide3224434
 Tetracyclines14513421432764678
 Other<1<100<10201<1<1<1<10
  • Empty cell=antibiotic not cited for that species/country