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Spectam Injectable (Canada)

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Spectam Injectable

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Vétoquinol

Sterile Spectinomycin Hcl Injection

100 Mg/ml

Veterinary Use Only

Anti-infective Agent For Turkeys

DIN 02172593

Active Ingredient Per Ml

Spectinomycin (as spectinomycin dihydrochloride pentahydrate)

100 mg


Benzyl alcohol NF

9 mg

in water for injection USP

Product Characteristics

Spectam injectable is a clear, sterile solution of spectinomycin (from spectinomycin dihydrochloride pentahydrate) intended for subcutaneous injection in turkeys.

It is stable under normal conditions of storage and possesses excellent flow characteristics that make possible the use of a fine-gauge needle for injection.

Spectinomycin has a low degree of toxicity.

Subcutaneous injections of up to 50 mg per poult have caused no detectable ill effects. Doses of 90 mg per poult have produced transient ataxis and coma from which poults recovered in approximately four hours. Under postmortem examination no local tissue reaction has been observed following the injection of Spectam.

Spectam Injectable Indications For Use

As an aid in the reduction of mortality in turkeys due to fowl cholera caused by strains of Pasteurella multocida sensitive to spectinomycin.


Spectam is intended only for subcutaneous injection. The injection should be made under the loose skin on top of the neck, halfway between the head and the base of the neck.

Thoroughly clean and sterilize syringes and needles before using (needles and syringes may be sterilized by boiling in water for 15 minutes).

Use all precautions to prevent contamination of contents of bottle.

Injection site should be disinfected with a suitable disinfectant such as 70% isopropyl alcohol just prior to injecting Spectam.

All birds in the flock should be treated as soon as symptoms of the disease are observed.


Studies have shown a dosage of 11 to 22 mg per kg of body weight is effective. The following table illustrates the amount of product required:



2.3 kg

0.25 to 0.5 mL

4.5 kg

0.50 to 1.0 mL

6.8 kg

0.75 to 1.5 mL

Spectam Injectable Caution

Do not administer to birds under 0.5 kg body weight.

A repeated treatment must not be given within 5 days of the initial treatment.


Treated birds must not be slaughtered for use as food for at least 5 days after the latest treatment with this drug. This product must not be used in laying birds.

Rarely, some individuals who handle spectinomycin develop serious reactions involving skin, nails and eyes. Individuals who have experienced rash or other evidence of allergic reaction should avoid further contact with spectinomycin.

Storage Conditions

Store between 15 and 30°C.

How Supplied

Spectam injectable, 100 mg/mL is supplied in 500 mL bottles (code 09199).

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Made in Canada

Vétoquinol N.-A. Inc., 2000, ch. Georges, Lavaltrie, QC, Canada J5T 3S5




500 ml



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Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Spectam Injectable 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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