ENTEROGUARD M

Tablets

Broad spectrum antimicrobial

COMPOSITION

250 mg tablet contains:

Active substances: Metronidazole 50 mg; Oxytetracycline hydrochloride 30 mg; Furazolidone 10 mg; Bismuth subnitrate 10 mg;

Excipients (lactose, starch, PVP K30, CMC, aerosil, talcum powder, avicel, magnesium stearate) up to 250 mg

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION

Metronidazole acts preventively and curatively against flagellated protozoa and Serpulina hyodisenteriae.

Oxytetracycline is a broad spectrum antibiotic with bacteriostatic action against Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria.

Furazolidone is a chemotherapeutic compound with bacteriostatic action mainly against Salmonella spp. and Escherichia coli.

Bismuth subnitrate has absorptive, astringent, protective and smoothing action for gastrointestinal mucosa. It also acts as antidiarrheic by binding to intestinal hydrogen sulfide (an stimulant of the intestinal motility); it acts as antiseptic by gradually releasing bismuth, which has spirillicide properties.

TARGET SPECIES

Dogs, cats, minks, ferrets, cage birds and flight cage birds (racing and ornamental pigeons, canaries, parrots, peacocks, ornamental pheasants)

INDICATIONS

Prevention and control of primary and secondary enteopathies induced by bacteria and protozoa in dogs, cats, minks, ferrets, cage birds and flight cage birds

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Do not use ENTEROGUARD M in palmipeds (mandarin duck) and in young birds under the age og 4 weeks. Do not use the product in pigeons and pheasants intended for human consumption.

ADVERSE REACTIONS

None known

METHOD OF ADMINISTRATION

In dogs, cats, minks and ferrets the curative treatment consists in 1 tablet/3 kg of body weight/day, for 5 – 7 consecutive days.

In curative treatment of cage birds and flight cage birds, the product is administered as powder incorporated in the fodder after grinding, wetting and mixing with sugar, in an amount of ½ tablet/1.25 kg body weight/day, and ¼ tablet for 0.5 – 0.6 body weight/day, respectively, for 5 -6 consecutive days.

The antistress and preventive treatments are applied using half the curative doses mentioned above, for 3-5 consecutive days.

In all situations it is recommended to administer ENTEROGUARD M in association with vitamins.

WARNINGS

In cage birds and flight cage birds the grinded medicine is mixed with sugar and afterwards with the slightly wetted feeds, especially when grains are used. Sugar contributes to taste correction and medicine adherence to the seeds.

Do not associate with coccidiostatics of Zoalene and Amprolium type.

WITHDRAWAL PERIOD

Not applicable

PRESENTATION

Bottles of 20 or 40 tablets.