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You should seek the advice of your
veterinarian if your pet is ill as only he or she can correctly advise on the
diagnosis and recommend the treatment that is most appropriate for your pet.
preparations suitable for administration on eyes vary in their spectrum of
Ophthalmic antibiotics should be selected based upon their
spectrum of activity, and preferably following microbiological culture and
sensitivity testing. The following table lists some of the common antibiotics
and their range of activity :
|Broad spectrum activity - affect gram-positive and
||Aminoglycosides ( gentamicin, tobramycin and neomycin) -NOT
effective against Streptococci.
Tetracycline and Polymyxin B combination.- Some
staphylococci and streptococci resistant
Chloramphenicol - Pseudomonas often resistant
Fluoroquinolones (ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin and ofloxacin)
Polymyxin B and neomycin and bacitracin
Polymyxin B and neomycin and gramicidin
Use only as last-line of treatment to prevent
resistant strains emerging.
veterinary medicinal Fusidic acid should not be used in conjunctivitis
cases associated with Pseudomonas spp
Polymyxin B and oxytetracycline
Polymyxin B and oxytetracycine
(systemically) for at least 6 weeks -treat all in-contact animals
BSAVA Scientific Committee recommend :
OR fusidic acid OR gentamicin.
OR enrofloxacin. Topical fusidic acid may be added if desired.
Updated January 2016