In 2000, FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) proposed to withdraw this approval.
Enrofloxacin (trade name Baytril) is a fluoroquinolone, produced by Bayer Corp.
| Enrofloxacin is used to treat bacterial infections in poultry.
Bayer's product is approved for treating chickens and turkeys for certain bacterial infections.
In its October 2000 proposal, CVM said the use of fluoroquinolones in poultry causes the development of fluoroquinolone-resistant Campylobacter bacteria in poultry.
These bacteria are transferred to humans, and cause the development of fluoroquinolone-resistant Campylobacter in humans.
Further, CVM said, fluoroquinolone-resistant Campylobacter infections in humans are a health hazard.