OXICRID PULV. 40%

COMPOSITION

Each g of product contains Oxytetracycline hydrochloride 400 mg

TARGET SPECIES

Pigs and broilers

INDICATIONS

Broilers - Prevention and treatment of avian cholera caused by Pasteurella multocida, prevention and treatment of colibacillary enteritis caused by E. Coli, susceptible to the action of oxitetracycline.

Pigs - Prevention and treatment of enteritis caused by E. coli, prevention and treatment of pneumonia produced by M. hyopneumoniae, susceptible to the action of oxitetracycline.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Do not use in cases of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to the excipient.

Do not use in animals with liver,/kidney dysfunctions or hematopoiesis.

ADVERSE REACTIONS

As with other tetracyclines, intestinal disorders and rarer allergic reactions or photosensitivity may occur.

DOSAGE FOR EACH SPECIES, METHOD AND ROUTE(S) OF ADMINISTRATION

The treatment consists of oral administration of Oxicrid 40 in drinking water, individually or in mass, for 5-7 consecutive days at different doses, depending on species, age, body weight, physiological status and state of health.

In pigs 20 mg a.s./kg bw/day, respectively 50 mg Oxicrid 40%/kg bw /day. 

In broilers 40 mg a.s./kg bw/day, respectively 100 mg Oxicrid 40%/kg bw /day. 

The following treatment regimen is used:

mg product/kg bw/day x body weight of animals to be treated (kg)/Daily average water consumption.

= mg Oxicrid pulv. 40%/L of water.

WARNINGS/ADVICE ON CORRECT ADMINISTRATION

Animals should only drink medicated water.

Ingestion of medicated water by animals may be impaireed by the disease.

In case of insufficient medicated water ingestion, the treatment schedule will be reviewed.

To ensure a correct dosage administration, body weight of animals should be determined as accurately as possible.

WITHDRAWAL PERIOD(S)

Pigs - meat and offal: 6 days

Broilers - meat and offal: 7 days

SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE

Keep out of reach of children. Keep below 25°C. Do not refrigerate or freeze. Store in the original package. Store in a dry place. Keep away from direct light. Do not use after the expiry date printed on the label.

SHELF LIFE

Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 2 years.

Shelf-life after first opening the original packaging: 28 days.

Shelf-life after reconstitution in drinking water: 24 hours.

SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS FOR USE IN ANIMALS

The use of the veterinary medicinal product should be based on the results of susceptibility testing and the official and local policies concerning antimicrobial measures shall be observed.

Using the product in violation of the instructions in the SmPC may increase the prevalence of oxytetracycline resistance and may decrease the effectiveness of antimicrobial treatments in the penicillin group as a result of cross-resistance.

SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN BY THE PERSON ADMINISTERING THE PRODUCT:

The product causes irritation of the skin, respiratory tract and eyes in case of inhalation or contact.

Adequate protective measures should be taken when mixing of the product with drinking water.

Workers must wear gloves, goggles and masks.

In case of contact with eyes, wash with water and soap.

Do not smoke, drink or eat while handling the product.

In case of accidental ingestion of the product or allergies caused by contact with skin, seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or the label to the physician.

Those with known hypersensitivity to any of the product components should avoid any contact with the product.  

USE DURING PREGNANCY, LACTATION AND EGG-LAYING PERIOD

Do not use in pregnant or lactating sows.

Do not use in poultry laying eggs for human consumption.

INTERACTION WITH OTHER MEDICINAL PRODUCTS AND OTHER FORMS OF INTERACTION

The product will not be given concurrently with aluminium-based antacids, with calcium, magnesium, or iron-based and bismuth-based salts due to chelation.

OVERDOSE (SYMPTOMS, EMERGENCY PROCEDURES, ANTIDOTES)

Do not exceed the recommended dose.

In case of overdosage, digestive disorders may occur, manifested by vomiting, diarrhoea, cholic, lack of appetite. Stop treatment with Oxicrid Pulv. 40% and initiate symptomatic treatment.

INCOMPATIBILITIES

In the absence of compatibility studies, this veterinary medicinal product shall not be mixed with other veterinary medicinal products.

SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS FOR THE DISPOSAL OF UNUSED PRODUCTS OR WASTE MATERIALS, IF ANY

Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.

The treated animals will be kept in shelters throughout the treatment and the manure from them will be collected and SHALL NOT be used for soil fertilisation.

These measures contribute to environmental protection.

PRESENTATION/PACKAGE

1kg laminated terephthalate polyethylene foil/low-density polyethylene bags.