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Colorado Serum Tetanus Antitoxin - 1,500 Units

  • For use as an aid in the prevention and treatment of tetanus in animals
  • Prepared from the blood of healthy horses
  • Specifically hyperimmunized
$9.99
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SKU
110028

Details

Tetanus antitoxin is prepared from the blood of healthy horses that have been specifically hyperimmunized. It is recommended for use as an aid in the prevention and treatment of tetanus in animals. 

Tetanus is caused by a neurotoxin (poison) produced by growth of Clostridium tetani, an anaerobic microorganism, in necrotic tissue. 

Tetanus Antitoxin is recommended for use when a non-immunized animal suffers a deep wound that may have been contaminated with soil, following castration or docking, and other situations where tetanus infection has been a problem. 

This product was licensed prior to the requirement to establish a minimum age for use. The exact duration of passive immunity is unknown but literature states 7-14 days. Safety in pregnant animals is unknown.

Features
  • For use as an aid in the prevention and treatment of tetanus in animals
Directions for Use
  • Do not vaccinate within 21 days before slaughter
  • Shake well before use
  • Use entire contents when first opened
  • Do not mix with other products
Dosage & Administration

1500 units administered subcutaneously or intramuscularly is the recommended preventive dose. 5 ml equals 1500 units.

Large doses of Tetanus Antitoxin may provide beneficial response in animals already infected with tetanus, but success of treatment is not assured. For treatment, administer 10,000 to 50,000 units to horses and cattle, 3000 to 15,000 units to sheep and swine.

Animals suffering slow healing puncture wounds or deep abrasions should be given a second dose of antitoxin in 7 days and additionally as considered necessary. Consult a veterinarian for vaccination program.

Vaccination with tetanus toxoid is recommend for healthy domestic animals not infected with tetanus to establish an active immunity for prevention against disease.

Precautions

Anaphylactoid reaction may occur following administration of products of this nature. If noted, administer adrenalin or equivalent.

The use of equine serum has been associated with hepatitis (Theiler’s Disease).

In case of human exposure, consult a physician. Contains phenol and thimerosal as preservatives.

Accidental Exposure
  • Contains phenol and thimerosal as preservatives
  • Some individuals can be allergic to equine serum proteins and an allergic reaction is possible
Specifications
  • Size: 1 X 1,500 Unit (5ml) 1ds

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