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Clinical particulars
Target species
Cattle, sheep and pigs.
Indications for use, specifying the target species
The product is indicated for use in cattle, sheep and pigs in the treatment of:
Atrophic rhinitis caused by Bordetella bronchiseptica, Mannheimia haemolytica and Pasteurella multocida.
Navel/joint ill caused by Trueperella pyogenes, E. coli or Staphylococcus aureus.
Mastits caused by Corynebacterium pyogenes, E. coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae or Streptococcus uberis.
Metritis caused by E. coli or Streptococcus pyogenes.
Pasteurellosis and infections of the respiratory tract caused by Mannheimia haemolytica and Pasteurella multocida.
Septicaemia caused by Salmonella dublin and Streptococcus pyogenes.
Erysipelas caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae.
The product can also be used in the control of enzootic abortion in sheep.
Contraindications
Not for use in horses, dogs, cats.
Not for use in animals suffering from hepatic or renal damage.
Special Warnings for Each Target Species
No special warnings.
Special Precautions for Use
Special Precautions for use in animals
Do not dilute the product.
If concurrent treatment is administered, use a separate injection site.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the product to the animals
Wash hands after use. In case of contact with eyes or skin, wash immediately with plenty of water as irritation may occur.
Take care to avoid accidental injection.
Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)
Although the product is well tolerated, occasionally a slight local reaction of a transient nature has been observed.
Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay
The use of oxytetracycline during the period of tooth and bone development, including late pregnancy may lead to tooth discoloration, the product can be safely administered to lactating animals.
Interactions with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
None known.
Amount to be administered and administration route
The recommended dose rate is 20 mg/kg bodyweight (i.e. 1 ml per 10 kg bodyweight) administered by deep intramuscular injection. The product is recommended for a single administration only.
Maximum recommended dose at any one site:
Cattle: 20ml
Pigs: 10ml
Sheep: 5ml
Piglets:
1 day 0.2ml
7 days 0.3ml
14 days 0.4ml
21 days 0.5ml
Over 21 days 1.0 ml/10kg.
Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes) (if necessary)
There is no known specific antidote, if signs of possible overdose occur, treat the animal symptomatically.
Withdrawal periods
Cattle:
Meat – 41 days
Milk – 8 days
Sheep:
Meat – 24 days
Milk – 7 days
Pigs:
Meat – 20 days