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Gentamicin Piglet Injection

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Gentamicin Piglet Injection

This treatment applies to the following species:
Company: Sparhawk


Piglet Injection-5mg/mL

Piglet Injection Veterinary


For Piglets Up to 3 days of age


Gentamicin Piglet Injection is a sterile preparation for intramuscular administration in piglets up to 3 days of age. Each milliliter contains gentamicin sulfate, USP equivalent to 5 mg gentamicin base, 2 mg sodium bisulfate, 0.1 mg edetate disodium, 7.46 mg sodium acetate, 3 mg glacial acetic acid; 1.3 mg methylparaben and 0.2 mg propylparaben as preservatives, water for injection q.s.


For use in piglets up to 3 days of age only. Piglets injected with Gentamicin Piglet Injection must not be slaughtered for food for at least forty (40) days following treatment. Use of more than the recommended dose will result in gentamicin tissue residues beyond forty (40) days.

Gentamicin Piglet Injection Indications

Gentamicin Piglet Injection is recommended for the treatment of porcine colibacillus caused by strains of E. coli sensitive to gentamicin.

Dosage and Administration

The recommended dose is 1 mL (5 mg) administered intramuscularly. Gentamicin Piglet Injection is not to be used more than once in each piglet. If the piglets do not respond to treatment with Gentamicin Piglet Injection, diagnosis should be reevaluated. Clean and sterilize needles and syringes by boiling in water for 15 minutes prior to use. Prior to injection, disinfect the injection site and top of the vial with a suitable disinfectant, such as 70% alcohol.

Use all precautions to prevent contamination of the vial contents.


There are no known contraindications to this drug when used as directed.


Store between 2° and 30°C (36° and 86°F).

Protect from freezing.

CHEMISTRY: Gentamicin is a mixture of aminoglycoside antibiotics derived from the fermentation of Micromonospora purpurea. Gentamicin sulfate, USP is a mixture of sulfate salts of the antibiotics produced in this fermentation. The salts are weakly acidic and freely soluble in water. Gentamicin sulfate, USP is stable in solution for the period of time indicated on the labels by the expiration date.

Gentamicin sulfate, USP contains not less than 500 micrograms of gentamicin base per milligram.

How Supplied

Gentamicin Piglet Injection, 5mg/mL is available in 250 mL multiple dose vials.

Restricted Drug (California)--use only as directed.

Read accompanying directions carefully.

For intramuscular use only.

ANADA#: 200-394, Approved by F.D.A.

Manufactured by Sparhawk Laboratories, Inc., Lenexa, KS 66215




8.5 oz (250 mL)

250 Doses

G-6639-05 Rev. 2-09

CPN: 1051005.1

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