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Drug Type: Antibiotic


Cephalexin is a first-generation cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used mainly for deep skin infections, such as bumblefoot. It is effective against susceptible bacterial infections, mainly those that are associated with Gram-positive organisms.

Note: Cephalosporins may disturb the normal intestinal microflora of poultry, particularly when administered orally and at high doses.

Egg Withdrawal Period: In the United States, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, cephalexin is approved for use in laying poultry producing eggs intended for human consumption when its given in accordance with each product manufacturer s label directions; where it has a 0-day egg withdrawal period.
  • 50-125 mg/kg IM, PO q6-12h
oral solution