Oxytetracycline by injection for horses

Oxytetracycline by injection for horses
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The use of the antibiotic oxytetracycline is often not considered by practitioners for the treatment of infectious conditions in horses for two major reasons. 1. Most injectable formulations if administered intramuscularly in the horse will regularly produce unacceptable reactions at the site of injection. 2. The fear that the use of either oral or injectable formulations may on occasions precipitate the “colitis x” syndrome. Since its introduction a number of years ago I have used Engemycin 10% (DD) extensively in mares, foals, pleasure horses and horses in training. In particular it has become my drug of choice for the treatment of scouring foals. Routine treatment is a three day course of the preparation injected into the gluteals…

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