SULPHADIMIDINE SODIUM

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Indication/use
In the treatment of infectious diseases of calves and milking cows, sheep, pigs caused by or
associated with organisms sensitive to Sulphadimidine and also effective in the treatment
of coccidiosis and footrot.

Dose/administration
For intestinal and caecal coccidiosis mainly in calves and poultry.
Drug of choice for hemorrhagic septicemia in cattle.
S/C injection in calves and I/V in milking cows; Initial dose: 200mg/kg or 15 to 30ml/50kg
Maintenance: 100mg/kg or 7.5 – 15ml/50kg daily by I/V or S/C route; In Dogs half the
initial dose should be given twice daily by I/V or S/C route; Horse, cattle, sheep, goat &
pigs: 200mg/kg body weight e.g. 2 boli per 50kg body weight followed by 1 tablet/50kg
daily for two further days only. The tabs can be used as uterine pessaries prophylactically
in cattle after parturition and in the treatment of metritis.

Contra-indications
Known sulphonamide sensitivity. Sever live damage and blood dyscariasis. Do not use
by I/M route. I/V should be given slowly. To minimize local tissue reaction following S/C
injections divide the dose into 2 or 3 parts and inject into several sites. Prolonged treatment
may give rise to vitamin K deficiency, agranulocytosis and hemolytic anemia especially in
young stock. Local anaesthetics of the procaine group are antagonistic and should not be
used during treatment. Not for use in pre-ruminant calves.

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