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Antibiotic sensitivity

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Abigail Edis


Antibiotic sensitivity

Guinea pigs as a group are unusually sensitive to certain antibiotics, whether they are given orally or by injection. Potentially harmful antibiotics include ampicillin, penicillin, bacitracin, erythromycin, lincomycin, gentamicin, clindamycin, streptomycin, vancomycin and sometimes tetracycline.

Even certain antibiotics used topically can produce lethal effects in guinea pigs

Why are guinea pigs so sensitive to antibiotics?

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