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METRICYCLIN

Intrauterine bolus - for treatment of acute puerperal
uterine infections caused by chlortetracycline
sensitive germs.

One bolus contains 1000 mg chlortetracycline hydrochloride.

Advantages

RESTRICTED VETERINARY MEDICINE
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
FOR ANIMAL TREATMENT ONLY

Active substance:
CHLORTETRACYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE 103 g/kg
(Each bolus contains 1000 mg chlortetracycline hydrochloride)

PHARMACODYNAMIC PROPERTIES

Chlortetracycline is a broad spectrum antibiotic, belonging to the group of tetracyclines.

It is active against many Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacilli and cocci (e.g. streptococci, staphylococci, Corynebacterium spp., Clostridium spp., Brucella spp., no spore-forming anaerobes, some coliforms and salmonellae), spirochaetes, mycoplasma and ureaplasma and Chlamydia.

INDICATIONS

Prophylactic and therapeutic treatment of puerperal infections caused by chlortetracycline-sensitive micro-organisms in cattle.

Chlortetracycline boluses are intended for the prevention and treatment of uterine infections in cattle.
High local antibiotic concentrations are attained in the uterus.
Absorption from the uterus is limited so that no systemic toxic effects are likely to occur after intrauterine administration.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

For intra-uterine administration shortly after calving.
Prophylactic: 1 bolus
Therapeutic: 1-2 boluses

WITHHOLDING PERIODS

It is an offence for users of this product to cause residues exceeding the relevant MRL in the New Zealand Maximum Residues Limits of Agricultural Compounds) Food Standards.

Milk:

Milk intended for sale for human consumption must be discarded during treatment and for not less than 2 milkings or approximately 24 hours following the last treatment.

Meat:

Animals Producing Meat or offal for human consumption must not be sold for slaughter either during treatment or within 7 days of the last treatment.

SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

Dangerous to the Environment.

Handling Precautions:
May cause skin and eye irritation.
Avoid skin and eye contact.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

First Aid:
If skin or hair contact occurs remove contaminated clothing and flush skin and hair with running water. If splashed in eyes wash out immediately with water. Remove contact lenses, if present and continue rinsing.
For advice, contact the National Poisons Centre 0800 POISON (0800 764766) or a doctor immediately.

Environmental Protection:
Very toxic to aquatic organisms.
Avoid contamination of any water supply with product or empty container.

Disposal:
Preferably dispose of product by use.

Otherwise dispose of product, packaging and waste at an approved landfill or equivalent facility.

STORAGE CONDITIONS

Store at room temperature (25°C).
Protect from light.

Registration
Registered pursuant to the ACVM Act 1997, No. A10848.
See www.foodsafety.govt.nz for registration conditions

Registered to:
 

KELA N.V.,
St.Lenaartseweg 48, 2320 Hoogstraten, Belgium,
info@kela.be, + 32 3 340 04 11, manufactured in Belgium.

NZ Agent & Distributor:
 

Phoenix Pharm Distributors Ltd
PO Box 31363, Mairangi Bay, Auckland

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