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Vitamins and Antibiotics

by Whitetail Quest
Date Posted: 01-01-2010

One thing that confuses quite a few people is that most liquid medications that you purchase will have the quantity in the bottle expressed in ML (millimeters) and most syringes that you buy will have the increments in CCs. To simplify, 1 ml and 1 cc are the same.
SC (subcutaneously), means under the skin between the skin and the flesh. Give it in the area around the front shoulder because it is easier to lift the skin away from the muscle
IM (intramuscular), means in the muscle. The rear hip is a good location.

When you see The Directions that say SQ that is the only way it should be given.
If it says IM on the directions you can give the shot IM and also SQ.
When given IM the drug acts fast.
When given SQ it acts slow.
Some people give the IM shots, IM and SQ (double dose) at the same time.
The SQ injection gives a longer acting effect of the medicine due to the slower absorption into the system.

Antibiotics administered through darting is a poor choice as the amount dispensed by the dart is insufficient, and multiple darting is very stressful on the animal.

Albon 12.5% Solution - Albon is effective in the treatment of shipping fever complex and bacterial pneumonia associated with Pasteurella spp. sensitive to ulfadimethoxine; and calf diphtheria and foot rot associated with Fusobacterium necrophorum (Sphaerophorus necrophorus) sensitive to sulfadimethoxine in cattle. Administer in drinking water or to individual cattle as a drench. In cattle, only 4 oz treats 1 - 600 lb animal initially or 2 - 600 lb animals

Baytril 100 Contains 100 mg enrofloxacin per ml, (enrofloxacin) Injectable Solution is the newest class of antimicrobial that kills the major bacteria that cause pneumonia in cattle.

Blu-Kote Antiseptic protective wound dressing treats ringworm, surface wounds, cuts, galls, pad sores, etc. Aerosol formula is quick-drying and deep penetrating.

Bluelite - BLUELITE® C is designed for oral use in young calves prior to weaning. Mix BLUELITE® C into all fluids (water, milk or milk replacer) fed to calves showing signs of dehydration or body shrink as a result of disease, moving, handling or sorting.

Colostrx - Failure of Passive Transfer: COLOSTRX® supplies a guaranteed quantity of absorbable immunoglobulin to aid in the treatment of failure of passive transfer in newborn calves less than 24 hours old. Diarrhea Control: Serves as an aid in the prevention of scours by supplying antibodies that block the K-99 E coli process.

Covexin 8 For the active immunization of healthy sheep against diseases caused by Clostridium chauvoei, Cl. septicum, Cl. haemolyticum (known elsewhere as Cl. novyi type D), Cl. novyi, Cl. tetani, and Cl. perfringens types C and D. Although Cl. perfringens type B is not a significant problem in the U.S.A., immunity may be provided against the beta and epsilon toxins elaborated by Cl. perfringens type B. The
immunity is derived from the combination of type C (beta) and type D (epsilon) fractions.

Corid 9.6% Solution Aids in the treatment and prevention of coccidiosis in calves. As a drench:
Treatment - mix 3 oz/1 pt water and give 1 oz/100 lbs body wt daily for 5 days; Prevention - mix 1-1/2 oz/1 pt water and give 1 oz/100 lbs body wt daily for 21 days. In drinking water.

Dectomax For treatment & control of internal and external parasites in cattle and swine, including gastrointestinal roundworms, lungworms, eyeworms, kidney worms, grubs, sucking lice & mange mites.
- Dectomax Injectable is a long-lasting, broad-spectrum product that removes and controls 36 stages of internal and external parasites, including adult and some larval stages. By controlling some of these parasites for as long as 28 days, Dectomax not only removes parasite infestations, it actually prevents new infections by preventing eggs from being shed on pasture for up to 8 weeks.

Electrolyte Formulated to provide essential electrolytes and special direct-fed microbials, a source of live (viable), naturally occurring microorganisms. Highly palatable, non-gelling formula. Mix 4 oz with 2 qts 90 - 100ºF water. Feed 2 qts 2-4 times daily for 2-4 days depending on condition of animal. Withdraw all milk products and free choice water during treatment. Discard solution not consumed within 12 hrs.

Levamisole Soluble Wormer Powerful, fast-acting anthelmintic that controls lungworms, nodular worms and large roundworms Mix in their water the dose needed to medicate the pounds of deer in the pen and leave it until it is drank. Dont use this in the hottest time of the year. Gets worms that Safe-guard & Ivomec DO NOT kill


L-S 50 Soluble Powder Is a good antibacterial Works great on E coli and Pneumonia.
Caution High doses of LA 200 have been known to cause abortion in pregnant Doe in the early and late stages of pregnancy.

LA 200 is oxytetracycline a BACTERIA STAT. It is best used as a respiratory drug or for shipping fever controls bacteria by preventing reproduction.

Micotil® (tilmicosin injection) is the proven, fast-acting, long-lasting cost effective Bovine Respiratory Disease therapy..
A death that resulted from an area cattleman injecting himself with a livestock drug should be a reminder to farmers and ranchers to use caution when medicating animals. Any amount of Micotil 300 can be deadly. Even Elanco, the company that produces the drug, says as much.Before you can get a prescription for Micotil the vet and ag producer must have whats formally called a veterinarian client patient relationship. That means the vet has examined the animals in some way within a reasonable amount of time before making the prescription.

Nuflor is a broad spectrum antibiotic and is long acting, therefore, it works in the treatment of deer because you dont have to treat them everyday as you would with penicillin. It is a good drug to use for pneumonia.

Penicillin is best used for infections. It is very underutilized in deer.(LA 200 is not the same as penicillin.) There is also a short, and long acting penicillin. Various kinds are BACTERICIDES, they actually kill the bugs. Any brand will be fine.  With Penicillin always use the long lasting kind. Give 4 or 5 times the recommended dosage when
treating infections.

Probios Bovine One - Oral Gel Helps establish and maintain intestinal well-being in your incoming feedlot cattle, dairy cows/calves, veal calves, goats and sheep. Dairy cows: Administer 30 gms at freshening and 15 gms 7 days post-calving; Goats and sheep- 5gms. See label for beef cattle, veal and calf dosages. Gun features a lock-pin for ease in administering 5 cc, 10 cc or 15 cc doses.

New TETRADURE™ 300 (oxytetracycline) Injection provides 7 to 8 days of protection from BRD caused by Mannheimia (Pasteurella) haemolytica.1 This long-acting protection makes it ideal for metaphylactic programs. TETRADURE 300 also makes for an outstanding first-line antibiotic for treating pneumonia, pinkeye and other oxytetracycline-sensitive infections.

7 % Tincture of Iodine Apply once daily for cuts, abrasions, insect bites or bruises. Cleanses with soap & water. Excellent to paint baby navels at birth to reduce disease & bacteria entry.

TYLAN 200 Antibiotic, For the treatment of disease in beef cattle, non-lactating dairy cattle & swine

VALBAZEN Take the recommended cattle dose and mix it with about a quart of water. Then pour this mixture over a 5 gal bucket of feed (can be less) mix it thoroughly, let it dry overnight and then feed it.  This should kill all parasites including liver flukes.

Vision-7 vaccine developed for the cattle industry. Is used for Clostridium deficiency. Use the recommended dose.

Vitamin A-D Injectable Sterile solution of vitamins in oil for use as a source of vitamins A & D3 in cattle, sheep & swine. Contains 500,000 IU vitamin A and 75,000 IU vitamin D3 per ml.

Vitamin B-Complex-Plus For use in cattle, swine & sheep as a supplemental source of B-complex vitamins.

VITAMIN B12 1000MCG INJECTION - Each ml contains 1000 mcg cyanocobalamin- For use in vitamin B12 deficiency associated with cobalt deficiency in cattle and sheep, and for vitamin B12 deficiency associated with inadequate vitamin B12 intake or intestinal malabsorption in swine.

Volar Footrot Bacterin An aluminum hydroxide adjuvanted bacterin containing 2 strains of Fusobacterium necrophorum for use as an aid in the prevention and treatment of chronic Footrot in sheep & prevention of acute footrot in beef & dairy cattle. Dosage: Sheep-3 ml; Cattle-5 ml injected IM or subcut in the neck, repeat in 3-4 weeks. Booster annually or when endemic conditions exist or exposure is imminent. For best results, sheep should be receiving a free choice mineral supplement providing 40-80 mg zinc per head per day.

(printed with permission from Whitetail Quest)