Lower mortality rates observed with Draxxin
A recent study showed that a single dose of Draxxin (tulathromycin)
Injectable Solution has a significant effect on death loss on crossbred
In the study 240 seven-week-old crossbred pigs were
separated into groups of 40 pigs each and given a dose of the medicine in one of
six treatment timings. Draxxin
was given to the groups of pigs in a dose of 2.5 mg/kg intramuscularly at
either 11, 9, 7, 5, or 3 days. The pigs were then introduced to pneumonia virus.
Mortality was lowered in all groups that
used the Draxxin. A control group had a 32.5 percentage loss. Pigs receiving
Draxxin 11 days before being subjected to the pneumonia had a mortality rate of
20%. This is not considered to be significantly different than the control,
however. All other groups did have significantly lower death losses when
compared to the control group.
The pigs that received the medicine 9
days, 7 days and 5 days before being introduced to pneumonia had a 7.5%
mortality rate. Those pigs that were treated at 3 days before being exposed to
the pathogen had a 2.5% death rate. To subscribe to the free
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