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Treatment of cattle, sheep and horses with lincomycin: case studies
  1. RW Plenderleith
  1. The Veterinary Surgery, Fairfield Industrial Estate, Louth, Lincolnshire.


In large animal practice, clinical cases involving deep-seated infections affecting bones, joints, meninges and the larynx are particularly difficult to treat. The antibiotic lincomycin has the ability to penetrate tissue of poor vascularity and is also effective in the presence of pus. Eleven cattle, six sheep and three horses were treated with the drug at various doses and in 75 per cent of the cases there was a positive response.

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