Oxytetracycline is a broad-spectrum antibiotic, with bacteriostatic action against a large number of Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms (like Streptococci, Staphylococci, Pasteurella spp., Brucella spp., Corynebacteria spp., Erysipelothrix, Coliforms, Salmonella), Rickettsiae, Mycoplasmas, Chlamydia and some protozoa. Activity against Pseudomonas, Proteus- and Klebsiella spp. is low. Applied parenterally, oxytetracycline quickly penetrates the blood and tissues. The advanced effect of this preparation is the extremely long therapeutic effect. Oxytetracycline acts synergistic with polymyxin.
Oxytet 20% LA Inj. is effective against infections caused by micro-organisms susceptible to oxytetracycline, like infections of the respiratory tract (pneumonia, bronchopneumonia), infections of the urinary tract, foot rot and Bedsoniasis in sheep.
Dysentery, shipping fever, gastro-enteritis, Mycoplasmosis, (endo)metritis, mastitis, Salmonellosis and liver abscesses in cattle, pigs, sheep and goats.
- Do not administer to animals hypersensitive to tetracyclines.
- Do not administer to animals with a severe impaired kidney or liver function.
- Do not administer to horses, dogs and cats. Do not administer to ewes producing milk for human consumption.
Hypersensitivity reactions, irritation at injection site.
INCOMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER DRUGS:
Oxytetracycline is incompatible with preparations containing polyvalent cations (Ca++, Mg++, Fe++), because of their known interference with tetracyclines. Do not combine with penicillins or cephalosporins.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
For deep intramuscular injection.
- Cattle, pigs, sheep and goats : 1 ml per 10 kg bodyweight (20 mg per kg bodyweight). A single dose is recommended, due to its long action of at least 3 days.
No more than 20 ml in cattle, 10 ml in pigs or 5 ml in sheep and goats should be injected into a single site.
In piglets weighing less than 10 kg a 1 ml dose should be used.
Meat : 28 days
Milk : 7 days
Store in a dry, dark place between 8 °C and 25 °C.
Keep medicine away from children.
100 ml multidose vial packed in individual box (48 vials per box).