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It is used as an antibacterial agent. This compound has been shown to be effective in vitro against Staphylococcus intermedius and sensitive mycoplasma organisms. Although a lot of antibiotics tend to suppress the immune system, macrolide antibiotics have been reported to enhance the immune system when used in chicken models. Studies suggest that chronic exposure to this compound may have a negative effect on the respiratory system. For turkeys - for treatment of infectious synovitis and sinusitis. It is effective also for treatment of ileitis, dysentery and necrotic enteritis in swine. It is successfully applied as a preventive measure in stress conditions as vaccinations, transportation and others.
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Hazard Statements: H334-H317
May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled. May cause an allergic skin reaction.
Precautionary Statements: P284-P261-P280g-P342+P311a-P363-P501a
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