SOUTH AFRICA

Draxxin

Ref No. 05/17.1.4/2

  • Tulathromycin is a semi-synthetic macrolide antimicrobial agent, which originates from a fermentation product. It differs from many other macrolides in that it has a long duration of action that is, in part, due to its three amine groups; therefore it has been given the chemical subclass designation of triamilide.
  • Macrolides inhibit essential protein biosynthesis by virtue of their selective binding to bacterial ribosomal RNA. They act by stimulating the dissociation of peptidyl-tRNA from the ribosome during the translocation process.
  • Tulathromycin prossesses in vitro activity against Mannheimia (Pasteurella) haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida, Histophilus somni and Mycoplasma bovis in cattle, and Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, Pasteurella multocida and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae in swine, the bacterial pathogens most commonly associated with bovine and swine respiratory disease, respectively.
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  • Cattle

    • Draxxin is indicated for the treatment and prevention of bovine respiratory disease associated with Mannheimia (Pasteurella) haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida, Histophilus somni and Mycoplasma bovis.
    • Presence of disease in the herd should be established before prevention treatment can be employed.

    Swine

    • Draxxin is indicated for the treatment of swine respiratory disease associated with Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, Pasteurella multocida, and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae.
  • Cattle

    • Administer a single subcutaneous injection of 2,5 mg tulathromycin/kg body weight (equivalent to 1 ml per 40 kg body weight). For treatment of cattle over 400 kg body weight, divide the dose so that no more than 10 ml is injected at one site.

    Swine

    • Administer a single intramuscular injection of 2,5 mg tulathromycin / kg body weight (equivalent to 1 ml per 40 kg body weight) in the neck. For treatment of swine over 80 kg body weight, divide the dose so that no more than 2 ml is injected at one site.
    • Withdrawal period.

    Cattle: meat and offal - 40 days
    Swine: meat and offal - 30 days

    • Not permitted for use in lactating cattle producing milk for human consumption.

    Pregnancy and lactation.

    • The safety of Draxxin in cattle and swine during pregnancy and lactation has not been established.

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