Amoxi-Mast

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Amoxi-Mast

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Intervet/Merck Animal Health

(amoxicillin)

LACTATING COW FORMULA

Intramammary Infusion

Amoxi-Mast Caution

Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

Amoxi-Mast (amoxicillin) is specially prepared for the treatment of bovine mastitis in lactating cows.

Description

Amoxi-Mast is a stable, nonirritating suspension of amoxicillin trihydrate containing the equivalent of 62.5 mg of amoxicillin per disposable syringe. Amoxi-Mast is manufactured by a nonsterilizing process.

Amoxicillin trihydrate is a semisynthetic penicillin derived from the penicillin nucleus, 6-amino-penicillanic acid. Chemically, it is D(-)-α-amino-p-hydroxybenzyl penicillin trihydrate.

ACTION: Amoxicillin is bactericidal in action against susceptible organisms. It is a broad-spectrum antibiotic which is effective against common infectious mastitis pathogens, namely Streptococcus agalactiae and penicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus.

In vitro studies have demonstrated the susceptibility of the following strains of bacteria: α- and β-haemolytic streptococci, nonpenicillinase-producing staphylococci, and Escherichia coli. Susceptibility has not been demonstrated against penicillinase-producing bacteria, particularly resistant staphylococci. Most strains of Pseudomonas, Klebsiella, and Enterobacter are resistant. The clinical or subclinical significance of these in vitro studies is not known.

Amoxi-Mast Indications

Amoxi-Mast is indicated in the treatment of subclinical infectious bovine mastitis in lactating cows due to Streptococcus agalactiae and penicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus. Early detection and treatment of mastitis is advised.

Warnings

Milk taken from animals during treatment and for 60 hours (5 milkings) after the last treatment must not be used for food. Treated animals must not be slaughtered for food purposes within 12 days after the last treatment.

PRECAUTION: Because it is a derivative of 6-amino-penicillanic acid, Amoxi-Mast has the potential for producing allergic reactions. Such reactions are rare; however, should they occur, the subject should be treated with the usual agents (antihistamines, pressor amines).

Dosage and Administration

Milk out udder completely. Wash udder and teats thoroughly with warm water containing a suitable dairy antiseptic. Dry thoroughly. Clean and disinfect the teat with alcohol swabs provided in the carton. Remove the syringe tip cover and insert the tip of the syringe into the teat orifice. Express the suspension into the quarter with gentle and continuous pressure. Withdraw the syringe and grasp the end of the teat firmly. Massage the medication up into the milk cistern.

For optimum response, the drug should be administered by intramammary infusion in each infected quarter as described above. Treatment should be repeated at 12-hour intervals for a total of 3 doses. At the next routine milking after the last dose, the treated quarter should be milked out and the milk discarded.

Each carton contains 12 alcohol swabs to facilitate proper cleaning and disinfecting of the teat orifice.

How Supplied

Amoxi-Mast is supplied in cartons of 12 single-dose syringes with 12 alcohol swabs. Each 10-mL, disposable syringe contains amoxicillin trihydrate equivalent to 62.5 mg of amoxicillin activity.

Precaution: Administration of this product in any manner other than described under Dosage and Administration may result in drug residues.

Veterinary Use Only-Not for Human Use

Keep Out of Reach of Children

Discard Empty Container-Do Not Reuse

Do Not Store Above 24°C (75°F)

NADA #55-100, Approved by FDA

Manufactured by: G.C. Hanford Mfg. Co., Syracuse, NY 13201

Copyright ©2003, Schering-Plough Animal Health Corp., Union, NJ 07083. All rights reserved.

Made in the USA

10/03

F-27864503, B-27864503

INS15427 01, CTN15473 01

NAC No.: 10472332

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