Virginiamycin

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Virginiamycin
Combination of
Virginiamycin S1 streptogramin B antibiotic
Pristinamycin IIA streptogramin A antibiotic
Clinical data
AHFS/Drugs.com FDA Professional Drug Information
MedlinePlus a603007
Legal status
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Identifiers
CAS number 11006-76-1
ATC code D06AX10 QJ01FG90
DrugBank DB01669
UNII C49WS9N75L YesY
KEGG D06311 YesY
NIAID ChemDB 008734
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Virginiamycin is a streptogramin antibiotic similar to pristinamycin and quinupristin/dalfopristin. It is a combination of pristinamycin IIA (virginiamycin M1) and virginiamycin S1. Virginiamycin is used in the fuel ethanol industry to prevent microbial contamination.[1] It is also used in agriculture, specifically in livestock, to accelerate the growth of the animals and to prevent and treat infections. [2] Antibiotics also save as much as 30 percent in feed costs among young swine, although the savings fade as pigs get older, according to a new USDA study.[2]

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