Each ml solution contains 200 mg oxytetracycline base (as dihydrate).
Oxytetracycline is a broad spectrum antibiotic with bacteriostatic action against a large number of Grampositive and Gramnegative organisms, (like Streptococci, Staphylococci, Pasteurella spp., Brucella spp., Corynebacteria spp., Erysipelothrix, Coliforms,Salmonella) and Rickettsiae, Mycoplasmas, Chlamydia and some protozoa. Activity against Pseudomonas‑, Proteurs‑ and Klebsiella spp. is low.
Applied parenterally, oxytetracycline penetrates quickly into the blood and tissues, but the advanced effect of this preparation is the extremely long therapeutic effect.
Oxytetracycline acts synergistic with polymyxin.
Indicated with infections caused by microorganisms susceptible to oxytetracycline, like infections of the respiratory tract (pneumonia, bronchopneumonia), infections of the urinary tract, enteritis, (endo)metritis, mastitis, foot rot and Bedsoniasis in sheep.
Hypersensitivity to tetracyclines, serious kidney and/or liver disturbances, combination with penicillins or cephalosporins.
Hypersensitivity reactions, irritation at injection site.
Recommendations and Warnings:
Oxytetracycline is incompatible with preparations containing polyvalent cations (Ca ++, Mg++, Fe++), because of their known interference with tetracyclines.
Do not use between 5 days before till 5 days after vaccination.
Dosage and Administration:
The general dose is 20 mg/kg body weight, (= 1 ml solution per 10 kg body weight), deep intramuscular (3 days action). Avoid application of more than 10 ml per injection site. In severe cases the injection can be repeated after 3 days. Piglets till 10 kg maximal 1 ml subcutaneous.
21 days before slaughtering and 7 days before milking.
Keep closed in a cool and dry place, away from sunlight and safe from children.
FOR VETERINARY USE ONLY