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Dechra launches Metaxol for respiratory conditions in pigs and chickens

26th April 2017

Dechra has announced the launch of Metaxol, a new treatment for respiratory conditions in pigs and chickens.

The solution consists of 20 mg trimethoprim and 100 mg sulfamethoxazole per ml and can be added directly to drinking water or used in a concentrated stock. It is ideal for targeting entire flocks, thanks to its shorter withdrawal time for broilers.

In fattening pigs, it is suitable for the treatment and metaphylaxis of post-weaning diarrhoea caused by beta-haemolytic K88-positive, K99-positive or 987P E. coli strains. It can also be used for secondary bacterial infections caused by pasteurella multocida, actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, streptococcus spp. and haemophilus parasuis.

Meanwhile, in broilers, it is suitable for the treatment and metaphylaxis of colibacillosis caused by E. coli susceptible to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, or coryza caused by avibacterium paraga.

Dechra brand manager Emma Jennings said: "Sulfamethoxazole is a potent sulfonamide and, when combined with trimethoprim, it has a synergistic and bactericidal effect. Both active ingredients are rapidly absorbed and distributed widely in tissues making it a highly effective treatment."

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