The suspension should be administered by deep intramuscular injection
within the fleshy muscles of the hip, rump, round or thigh, or into the neck,
changing the site for each injection. Do not inject subcutaneously, into a blood
vessel, or near a major nerve.
Use a 16 or 18 gauge
needle, 1.5 inches long. The needle and syringe should be washed thoroughly
before use. The needle and syringe should then be sterilized by placing in
boiling water for 15 to 20 minutes. No vial should be entered more than 15
times with a 16 gauge needle or more than 40 times with an 18 gauge needle. The
injection site should be washed with soap and water and painted with a
germicide such as tincture of iodine or 70% alcohol.
dosage for cattle, sheep, swine, and horses is 3000 units per pound of
bodyweight, or 1.0 mL for each 100 pounds of bodyweight, once daily. Treatment
should not exceed 7 days in non-lactating dairy and beef cattle, sheep, and
swine, or 5 days in lactating dairy cattle. If no improvement is observed
within 48 hours, consult your veterinarian.
1. Not for use in horses intended for food.
2. Milk that has been taken from animals
during treatment and for 48 hours after the last treatment must not be used for
food. The daily treatment schedule should not exceed seven (7) days of
treatment in non-lactating dairy and beef cattle, sheep and swine, or five (5)
days in lactating dairy cattle.
3. The drug should be discontinued for the
following time periods before treated animals are slaughtered for food: Cattle
- 4 days, Sheep - 8 days, Swine - 6 days, non-ruminating calves - 7 days.