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A clear, yellow aqueous solution for injection containing 100 mg per ml of oxytetracycline (as the hydrochloride). Antioxidant sodium formaldehyde sulphoxylate 5mg per ml. Used for the treatment of infections caused by organisms sensitive to oxytetracycline in horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, dogs and cats.
Legal Category: POM-V
Engemycin 10% can be administered either at a low dose rate for a 24 hour duration of activity or at a high dose rate for prolonged duration of activity.
24 hour dosage regime: 3–10 mg/kg bodyweight depending on age and species, by intramuscular or intravenous injection in large animals, subcutaneous or intramuscular injection in small animals. The treatment may be repeated at 24 hour intervals up to 4 times (5 treatments in all). Intravenous injections must be given slowly over a period of at least one minute.
Prolonged action dosage regime: 10 or 20 mg/kg bodyweight depending on age and species by intramuscular injection only, repeated once after 48–60 hours if required. This dosage regime is not advised for use in horses, dogs or cats.
Prophylactic treatment of enzootic abortion in sheep 20 mg/kg administered about day 95-100 of gestation. A further treatment may be given 2–3 weeks later. Before administration, clean the area of the injection site and swab with spirit. Maximum recommended dose at any one site: 20 ml for cattle, 10ml for sheep and pigs. Repeat doses should be administered at different sites, and the sites massaged well after injection.
Animals must not be slaughtered for human consumption during treatment. Milk for human consumption must not be taken during treatment.
24 hour dose:
Cattle: milk 144 hours (6 days) meat 35 days
Sheep: 14 days
Pigs: 14 days
Prolonged action dose:
Cattle: milk 144 hours (6 days) meat 21 days
Sheep: 14 days
Pigs: 10 days
Not for use in sheep producing milk for human consumption or in horses for human consumption.
Do not administer to horses during concomitant therapy with corticosteroids.
A transient swelling may be observed following intramuscular administration in horses and subcutaneous administration in dogs.
The use of tetracyclines during the period of tooth and bone development, including late pregnancy, may lead to discolouration.
Photodermatitis may occur after treatment if exposure to intense sunlight occurs.
Not for intravenous administration in dogs or cats.
It is not recommended to administer bacteriostatic and bactericidal antimicrobials concurrently.
Overdose: Oxytetracyline has low toxicity, but is irritant. Over dosage should be avoided, particularly in horses.
Package Quantities: 100ml
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