An antibiotic that is routinely fed to livestock as a growth promoter and that may contribute to antibiotic resistance in humans.
- However, just as with penicillin and the tetracyclines in the past, vets are now simply prescribing more macrolides generally to make up for the ban on tylosin as a growth promoter.
- Another antibiotic approved for use with livestock, tylosin, is closely related to the family of drugs that includes erythromycin.
- Currently, many antibiotics, such as tylosin, penicillin, tetracycline, and gentamicin, are available over the counter to farmers to administer at their discretion to livestock by injection, orally, and as feed additives.
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