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Oxy Tetra Forte (Canada)

This page contains information on Oxy Tetra Forte for veterinary use.
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  • Oxy Tetra Forte Indications
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  • Direction and dosage information for Oxy Tetra Forte

Oxy Tetra Forte

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Dominion


Oxytetracycline Hydrochloride 220 mg/g

An antibiotic for Swine, Cattle and Poultry

DIN 00546712


Oxy Tetra Forte is a soluble antibiotic powder for swine, cattle, and poultry. Each 400 grams of powder contains 88 grams of Oxytetracycline Hydrochloride. This is the same as 220 mg/g, or 1000 mg (1 gram) per teaspoonful.

Oxy Tetra Forte Indications

Oxy Tetra Forte is indicated for the following reasons:

1. To give newborn animals and birds a healthy start

2. To prevent outbreaks due to stress

3. To prevent or treat specific diseases (see below)

4. To improve weight gain


Oxy Tetra Forte may be used in three different ways. It may be given as a drench, for individual treatment. It may be given in the water, for treatment of entire herds. It may also be given in the feed.

NOTE: Fresh solutions should be prepared daily. It is also important to ensure adequate fluid intake, as amounts are based on average daily intakes. This also applies to feeds, where adequate intake is needed to ensure proper dosing.



Scours - For treatment use 1/2 teaspoon per 45 kg bodyweight in 2 1/4 kg feed or 4.5 L of water. Treat for 4 - 5 days. In the case of newborn pigs, mix 1/2-3/4 teaspoon per 30 mL water and give 1 teaspoon of this mixture twice daily for 3 days. Prevention levels should be 1/2 those for treatment.

Respiratory Diseases - For treatment use 1 teaspoon per 45 kg bodyweight or 4.5 L of water and give for 4-5 days.

Atrophic Rhinitis - As an aid in maintaining weight gain in the presence of this disease, mix 1/2-1 teaspoon per 4.5 L water and give continuously (Oxy Tetra - Forte will not act on the organism causing this disease.)

Leptospirosis - Mix 1 1/2 teaspoons per 4.5 L water and give continuously, as an aid in reducing urinary shedding of leptospiral organisms, reducing incidence of abortion, increasing survival, and weaning of healthier pigs.

Cattle And Calves

Scours - For treatment use 1/2 teaspoon per 45 kg in 60-90 mL water or milk as a drench. For herds use 1/4 teaspoon per 4.5 L water. Treat for 4-5 days. For prevention use half the dosage above.

Respiratory Diseases - For treatment or prevention use 1/2-1 teaspoon per 45 kg bodyweight in drinking water or in 60-90 mL water or milk as a drench. For herds, use 1/4-1/2 teaspoon per 4.5 L drinking water.

Chickens And Turkeys

Chronic Respiratory Disease - Use 1/4 teaspoon per 4.5 L drinking water or 2 1/4 kg feed and administer from onset until a few days after symptoms disappear.

Blue Comb - For treatment give 1/2 teaspoon per 4.5 L drinking water or 2 1/4 kg feed for 5 days or until a few days after symptoms disappear. For prevention use half the treatment level.

Synovitis - Give 1/2 teaspoon per 4.5 L drinking water or 2 1/4 kg feed.

Stress Conditions - When moving birds, vaccinating, or when birds are exposed to extreme temperature changes, give 1/4 teaspoon per 4.5 L drinking water. This is recommended as an aid in preventing diseases caused by susceptible organisms.


(1) Milk taken from treated animals within 60 hours after the latest treatment with this drug must not be used in food.

(2) Eggs taken from treated birds within 5 days after the latest treatment with this drug must not be used in food.

(3) Treated animals must not be slaughtered for use in food for at least 7 days for poultry, and 10 days for swine and cattle, after the last treatment with the drug.

Water & Feed Consumption Table

This table is designed to give approximate consumption levels in order to determine the amount of Oxy Tetra Forte powder required. Care must be taken to ensure adequate intake. The amounts below are for approximate daily intake for feed and water.

For Automatic Medicators

Prepare a stock solution by mixing 400 grams Oxy Tetra Forte with 4 Litres of water. Each ounce of this stock will deliver 1/2 teaspoon of Oxy Tetra Forte.





Under 9 kg

200 g

600 mL

9 kg

700 g

1.1 - 2.3 L

27 kg

1.4 kg

2.3 - 3.4 L

45 kg

2.5 kg

3.4 - 4.5 L

90 kg

3.4 kg

4.5 L


160 kg

0.5 - 4.5 kg

4.5 - 22 L

227 kg

2.0 - 6.4 kg

9 - 27 L

340 kg

up to 8.6 kg

45 - 67 L

454 kg

up to 9.5 kg

90 plus L


/100 birds

2 weeks

2 kg

4.5 - 5.7 L

1 month

4 kg

6.8 - 9.0 L

2 months

7 kg

13.5 - 15.75 L

3 months

9 kg

18 - 22 L


/100 birds

1 week

700 g

4.5 L

1 month

4.5 kg

15.75 L

2 months

11 kg

33.75 L

4 months

22 kg

76.5 L

6 months

30.5 kg

76.5 L

*** 1 teaspoon per 4.5 L = 400 grams per 4000 litres

*** 2 teaspoons per 4.5 L = 400 grams per 2000 litres


Oxy Tetra Forte is available in 400 gram and 10 kg packages.

DOMINION VETERINARY LABORATORIES LTD., 1199 Sanford St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3E 3A1


NAC No.: 11810412

Telephone:   204-589-7361
Toll-Free:   1-800-465-7122
Fax:   204-943-9612
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Oxy Tetra Forte information published above. However, it remains the responsibility of the readers to familiarize themselves with the product information contained on the Canadian product label or package insert.

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