Animal bites/human bites, farm related incidents

First Line

Co-amoxiclav 625mg PO 8 hourly (375mg if low body weight )

For 10 to 14 days ,longer if complications develop


Aquatic animals and reptiles

Add Ciprofloxacin 500mg po 12 hourly for 10 to 14 days.

Second Line

Doxycycline 100mg PO 12 hourly plus Metronidazole 400mg PO 8 hourly


Human bites

Antibiotic prophylaxis advised. Assess HIV/ Hepatitis risk