What is compounding?
Drug compounding is often regarded as the process of combining or mixing drugs to create a medication tailored to the needs of an individual patient.
The generic form of Vetmedin is Pimobendan.
Vetmedin is in limited supply. Orders placed will be shipped as product continues to come off backorder.
Dry-Clox® is for the treatment of mastitis in dairy cows during the dry period. Dry-Clox® has been shown by extensive clinical studies to be efficacious in the treatment of mastitis in dry cows, when caused by Streptococcus agalactiae and Staphylococcus aureus including penicillin-resistant strains.
Treatment of the dry cow with Dry-Clox® is indicated in any cow known to harbor any of these organisms in the udder at drying off, or which has had repeated attacks of mastitis during the previous lactation, or is affected with mastitis at drying off, if caused by susceptible organisms.
Action: In the non-lactating mammary gland, Dry-Clox provides bactericidal levels of the active antibiotic, cloxacillin, for a prolonged period of time. This prolonged activity is due to the low solubility of the cloxacillin benzathine and to the slow-release oil-gel base. This prolonged contact between the antibiotic and the pathogenic organism enhances the probability of a bacteriological cure. Cloxacillin is not destroyed by the enzyme, penicillinase, and therefore, is active against penicillin-resitant strains of Staphylococcus aureus. It is also active agains non-penicillinase-producing Staphylococcus aureus as well as Streptococcus agalactiae. The class disc, Methicillin 5 mcg, should be used to estimate the in vitro susceptibility of bacteria to cloxacillin.
INDICATIONS: For the treatment of mastitis caused by Streptococcus agalactiae and Staphylococcus aureus in dairy cows during the dry period. Dry-Clox has been shown by extensive clinical studies to be effecacious in the treatment of mastitis in dry cows, when caused by Streptococcus agalactiae and Staphylococcus aureus including penicillin-resistant strains. Treatment of the dry cow with Dry-Clox is indicated in any cow known to harbour any of these organisms in the udder at drying off, or which has had repeated attacks of mastitis during the previos lactation, or is affected with mastitis at drying off, if causef by susceptible organisms.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Dry-Clox (cloxacillin benzathine) is for use in dry cows only. Infuse the contents of one syringe (10 mL) into each quarter immediately following the last milking or early in the dry period. Use no later than 30 days prior to calving. Completely milk out all four quarters. The udder and teats should be thoroughly washed with warm water containing a suitable dairy antiseptic and dried, preferably usign individual paper towels. Carefully scrub the teat end and orifice with 70% alcohol, using a separate swab for each teat. Allow to dry. Dry-Clox is packaged with a protective cap.
For partial insertion: Twist off upper portion of the protective cap to expose 3-4 mm of the syringe tip.
For full insertion: Remove the syringe cap to expose the full length of the syringe tip. Insert syringe tip into the teat canal and expel the entire contents of syringe into the quarter. Withdraw the syringe and gently massage the quarter to distribute the medication. Do not infuse contents of the mastitis syringe into the teat canal if the protective cap is broken or damaged.
CAUTION: Because cloxacillin is a derivative of 6-aminopenicillanic acid, Dry-Clox has the potential for producing allergic reactions. Such reactions are rare; however, should they occur, the subject should be treated with antihistamines or pressor aminies, such as epinephrine.
WARNIGNS: This product must not be used in lactating dairy cows. Use immediately after drying off bit not less than 30 days before the expected calving date. Treated animals mus not be slaughtered for use in food for at least 30 days after the lastes treatment with this drug. Milk taken from treated cows which calve within 30 days of infusion must not be used as food until the unexpired remainder of the 30 days has elapsed. Peanut Allergy Warning: this product contains peanut oil. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.