TETANUS ANTITOXIN

Equine Origin

CAT #
SIZE
13601
1 x 1,500 Units
13603
10 x 1,500 Units
13604
1 x 15,000 Units

FOR VETERINARY USE ONLY

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INDICATIONS:
For use as an aid in the prevention and treatment of tetanus in animals.  Contains phenol and thimerosal as preservatives.

DIRECTIONS:
Store at 2° to 7° C.  Do not freeze.  Use entire contents when first opened. Do not vaccinate within 21 days before slaughter.     

Administration of Tetanus Antitoxin is recommended for use whenever a non-immunized animal, or one whose immune status is unknown, suffers a deep penetrating wound that has or may become contaminated with soil.  It provides quick but short-term protection.

Antitoxin may also be administered to animals following castration, docking, and other operations performed on premises upon which tetanus infection has been a problem.

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

Consult with a veterinarian for specific vaccination recommendations.       

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

A condition referred to as “serum hepatitis” infrequently occurs in horses.  The literature associates this partially with the injection of biologics containing equine serum or tissue.  However, efforts to experimentally reproduce such a condition in horses have not been successful.

In the event of accidental human exposure, consult a physician.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
Tetanus antitoxin confers immediate passive immunity lasting about 7 to 14 days.  1500 units administered subcutaneously or intramuscularly is the recommended dose for prevention.

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; 3,000 to 15,000 units to sheep and swine.

Animals that suffer slow healing puncture wounds or deep abrasions should be given a second dose of antitoxin in 7 days and additionally as considered necessary.