For the vaccination of cattle, horses, sheep, goats and swine against tetanus. The toxoid requires 3-4 weeks to establish an effective level of protection and should be used only in non emergency instances. Booster injections shoud be made annually or at the time of injury regardless of interval.
HORSES/CATTLE: at least 2 doses IM of 1ml each
SHEEP/GOATS/SWINE: 2 doses IM of .5ml each. The interval between doses should be approximately 30days. Revaccinate annually.
21 day withdrawl
Tetanus is caused by a toxin (poison) produced by the growth of Clostridium tetani, an anaerobic (lives without air) micro-organism that may be carried into the 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, the tail is stiff with the abdominal muscles retracted. Tetanus stricken animals may be unusually sensitive to light and heat. The temperature of the animal generally remains normal, elevating only shortly before death.
For the vaccination of cattle,...