Oxytet 200 LA 250ml
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|Drug Name and Strength||Oxytetracycline 200mg/ml|
|Indication||Treatment and control of conditions caused by or associated with organisms susceptible to oxytetracycline in cattle, pigs and sheep, including a large number of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, Mycoplasma sp., Chlamydophila (Chlamydia) and Rickettsiae.Specific conditions. Cattle. Anaplasmosis, blackleg, diphtheria, actinobacillosis, pneumonia, foot rot, systemic mastitis, joint ill, navel ill, leptospirosis. Pigs. Systemic mastitis, erysipelas, joint ill, navel ill, pneumonia, leptospirosis. An aid in the control of metritis–mastitis–agalactia (MMA) syndrome in sows. Sheep. Foot rot, systemic mastitis, metritis, blackleg, joint ill, navel ill, pneumonia.|
|Contraindications||Administration to horses, dogs or cats.|
|Actions||Long acting, broad spectrum bacteriostatic antibiotic.Microbiology Oxytetracycline is active against a large number of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria via its ability to interfere with protein synthesis.Pharmacokinetics It is rapidly absorbed following injection, and therapeutic blood and tissue concentrations are maintained for three to five days. It diffuses readily into most body tissues, reaching high concentrations in the liver, bile, urine, bone and lungs, and also diffuses through the placenta into the foetal circulation. The liver concentrates and metabolises oxytetracycline with excretion being via the bile and the faeces, and via the urine where it remains in its biologically active form.|
|Warnings||May cause anaphylaxis in cattle (adrenaline may be a suitable antidote). The product may darken during use but potency remains unaffected.|
|Dosage and Administration||Cattle, sheep, pigs. The standard dose is 1 mL/10 kg bodyweight by deep intramuscular injection into the neck. No more than 10 mL should be injected into any one site in cattle and no more than 5 mL into any one site in pigs and sheep. Standard aseptic precautions should be taken prior to injection. Treated animals should be clearly identified in such a way that they will maintain their identity during the withholding period.|
|Storage||Store below 30°C (room temperature). Protect from light.|
|MSDS (external link)||Tetravet 200 LA 250ml MSDS|
|Label (external link)||Tetravet 200 LA 250ml Label|
|Manufacturer||Ilium Veterinary Products|