LA-200 a Second Look

by: Dr. G.F. Kennedy

LA-200 has long been a favorite injection product in sheep and goats for pneumonia, foot rot, mastitis and other bacterial infections. There are other generic copy cats such as Duramycin 72 – 200 mg. The product recently brought to my attention, because it is the least painful which is important particularly with goats, is BIO-MYCIN 200. Going forward BIO-MYCIN will be the oxytetracycline product of choice that I will be recommending. The dosage is approximately 5 cc per 100# given subcutaneously and repeated in 48 hours.

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