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Tetanus Toxoid-Unconcentrated

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Tetanus Toxoid-Unconcentrated

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Company: Colorado Serum

Tetanus Toxoid, Unconcentrated

U.S. Vet. Lic. No.: 188

Contents: Prepared by detoxifying tetanus toxin with formaldehyde solution in such a manner as to allow the antigenic properties to remain intact. Each serial is tested for purity, safety and potency in accordance with applicable standard requirements issued by the United States Department of Agriculture.

Contains thimerosal as a preservative.

Tetanus Toxoid-Unconcentrated Indications

For the prevention of tetanus in horses, cattle, sheep, goats and swine.

Dosage and Administration

For primary immunization two doses should be administered subcutaneously or intramuscularly approximately 30 days apart. Use intramuscularly for horses as local reactions are more likely to occur if injected subcutaneously.

Horses or Cattle: 10 mL dose.

Sheep, Goats, Swine: 1 mL per 100 pounds.

Annually, a single “Booster” vaccination is recommended.

Precaution(s): Store in the dark at 2 to 7°C.

Shake well before using.

Use entire contents when first opened.

Caution(s): A transitory local reaction may occur at injection site.

Anaphylactoid reaction sometimes follows administration of products of this nature. If noted, administer adrenalin or equivalent.

Warning(s): Do not vaccinate meat animals within 21 days before slaughter.

Discussion: Tetanus is caused by a toxin (poison) produced by growth of Clostridium tetani, an anaerobic (lives without air) microorganism that may be carried into wounds or sites of surgical operations.

Affected animals become stiff, have great difficulty swallowing and the pulse rate is increased. Breathing is labored. Spasmodic contractions of the muscle system occurs, extending muscles of the jaw. Thus, the term “lockjaw” is frequently applied. Legs are often spread, tail stiff with abdominal muscles retracted. Tetanus stricken animals may be unusually sensitive to light and heat. Temperature of the animal generally remains normal, elevating only shortly before death.

Vaccination with tetanus toxoid is recommended for healthy domestic animals not infected with tetanus to establish an active immunity for prevention against tetanus. Protective antibody levels usually occur about two weeks after the second injection of the primary immunization series. In contrast, administration of Tetanus Antitoxin is recommended for immediate, emergency, passive treatment of exposed animals with an unknown vaccination history or with signs of tetanus infection.

Presentation: This product is packaged in 1 dose (10 mL) and 5 dose (50 mL) sizes.

CPN: 11010341

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