Bactericidal Spectrum of Baytril®
Various antimicrobial substances are available for the therapy of infectious diseases in pigs. Baytril® contains enrofloxacin, the first member of the class of modern fluoroquinolones exclusively developed for veterinary medicine. Baytril® shows quick bactericidal activity by inhibiting bacterial topoisomerases II (Gyrase) and IV. The action of these bacterial enzymes reseals the DNA during the bacterial multiplication process. Baytril® is registered for the therapy of several bacterial infections caused by susceptible microorganisms. Baytril® is bactericidal for different bacteria and mycoplasma at low concentrations.
Bacteria and mycoplasmas
Time-kill kinetics give a good overview of how fast an antimicrobial can kill certain bacteria and prevent their regrowth. These parameters are important for the assessment of the efficacy of bactericidal drugs.
Baytril® provides fast and reliable killing of important pathogens as shown for E.coli and salmonella typhimurium.