Responsible Use & Resistance
Bimeda is an internationally recognized producer of veterinary medicines, using the highest quality raw materials in FDA and EMA approved premises, to ensure that all our products, including the Tetroxy range, are produced to the highest standards.
As an ethical company, Bimeda is concerned about the potential effects that the overuse and the inappropriate use of antibiotics can have on our animals, the consumer and the environment. Therefore, Bimeda encourages the safe and appropriate use of Tetroxy products and all antibiotics.
Tetroxy® products should only be used under veterinary advice in cases where there are bacterial infections which are likely to respond to Oxytetracycline treatment: caution should be taken to avoid overuse.
Due to the sustained blood levels attained from one treatment, this is a single dose treatment which ensures good compliance and reduces the risk of an incomplete treatment course and sub-therapeutic doses; both of which can lead to resistance issues.
The product should be used as is advised on the label, and underdosing should also be avoided. The full dose should be administered to avoid sub-therapeutic levels of oxytetracycline.
Sub-therapeutic levels could lead to:
- Poor response to treatment
- Increased risk of resistance in the future
The withdrawal periods for milk and meat should be noted and obeyed ;the product should be used as per the label instructions.
This will help ensure that there is no risk of oxytetracycline entering the food chain above the MRL and will ensure no risk to the consumer of antibiotic residues from appropriate use of this registered veterinary medicine.