Absence of diarrhoea in equidae treated with oxytetracycline

Márcio Carvalho da Costa, Allan Jürgen Isernhagen, Fábio Lucas Zito de Moraes, Antonio Cezar de Oliveira Dearo, Peter Reichmann, Augusto José Savioli de Almeida Sampaio, Júlio Augusto Naylor Lisbôa

Abstract


Evaluation and observation was carried out with 24 equidae put on oxytetracycline hydrochloride medication, a drug incriminated as potential cause of severe colitis with diarrhea manifestations for this species. The animals of this study were natural carriers of affections that required antimicrobial use. During 4 to 19 uninterrupted days intravenous doses of 7, 15 or 20mg/kg were administered, every 24 hours. No side effects were observed during the period of treatment or after it. Thus, at the doses and intervals described above, oxytetracycline showed to be safe for equidae.


Keywords


Equidae; Oxytetracycline; Diarrhoea.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5433/1679-0359.2004v25n3p245

Semina: Ciênc. Agrár.
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E-ISSN 1679-0359
DOI: 10.5433 / 1679-0359
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