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MOST COMMONLY USED ANTIBIOTICS CVO Survey respondents were asked to list the three most commonly used antibiotics in their practice. These data were grouped according to product type, as well as categorized according to the Health Canada categorization of antimicrobials based on importance in human medicine (Table 2). The majority of the most commonly used antibiotics are from Categories II and III, with a small number from Category I. Across most species groups, the most commonly used antibiotics are in the penicillin and tetracycline groups. In beef and veal practice, florfenicols were also commonly used. In dairy practice, use of the ceftiofur group (Category I) of antibiotics was common. Poultry veterinarians reported using the penicillin group most commonly, followed by the tetracyclines and bacitracin. Sheep/goat veterinarians reported using the penicillin group, tetracyclines and trimethoprim products most commonly. Swine veterinarians selected the penicillin group and tetracycline products, as well as ceftiofur products, most frequently. Veal veterinar X[