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Clinical particulars
Target species
Pigs (piglets)
Sheep (lambs)
Indications for use
For the treatment and control of enteritis caused by strains of Escherichia coli sensitive to spectinomycin in piglets.
For the prevention of bacterial neonatal disease (e.g. watery mouth disease) in lambs which are at risk of colostrum deprivation.
Contraindications
Known hypersensitivity to the active ingredient.
Do not use in pigs over 4 weeks of age or over 7 kg bodyweight.
Use with caution in animals suffering from renal damage
Special warnings for each target species
None
Special precautions for use, including special precautions to be taken by the person administering the medicinal product to the animals
Special precautions for use in animals
Use of the product should be based on susceptibility testing of the bacteria isolated from the animal. If this is not possible, therapy should be based on local (regional, farm level) epidemiological information about susceptibility of the target bacteria.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the medicinal product to animals
Do not handle in case of known hypersensivity to spectinomycin.
In case of accidental splashing on to the skin or eyes, wash the affected area with plenty of clean running water.
Wash hands thoroughly after use.
Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)
None known
Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay
Not applicable.
Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
None reported
Amounts to be administered and administration route
By oral administration.
To ensure a correct dosage, body weight should be determined as accurately as possible to avoid underdosing.
Piglets:
Piglets under 4.5 kg (10 lb) - 1 pump (1 ml) twice daily.
Piglets between 4.5 kg (10 lb) and 7.0 kg (15 lb) - 2 pumps (2 ml) twice daily.
Treatment may be continued twice daily for 3-5 days. If pigs do not improve within 48 hours, re-diagnosis is suggested
Lambs:
1 pump (1 ml) once only as soon as possible after birth.
Insert the doser in the bottle and push the piece of clear plastic tubing over the end of the pump spout. Press the plunger a few times to fill both the pump and plastic extension tube with medication.
The preparation should be administered well back on the tongue. Each pump of the plunger delivers 1 ml of solution containing 50 mg of spectinomycin. When not in use, remove the dosing pump from the bottle. Place the clear plastic tube in the neck of the bottle and press the plunger a few times to return any medication in the pump to the bottle. Before storing for future use, always rinse out the doser with water to prevent the pump parts from sticking.
Overdose (Symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes)
Because the product is so poorly absorbed from the alimentary canal, it is difficult to overdose.
The symptoms of overdosage in piglets and lambs are not known. There is no known antidote to overdosage.
Withdrawal periods
Animals must not be slaughtered for human consumption during treatment.
Pigs may be slaughtered for human consumption only after 12 days from the last treatment.
Lambs may be slaughtered for human consumption only after 10 days from the last treatment.