Doxycycline is a broad spectrum Antibacterial from Tetracycline group . It produces its antibacterial effect by
binding reversibly to 30s ribosomal subunit of the organism resulting in inhibition of microbial protein synthesis.
Doxycycline is active against Gram + ve bacteria & Gram – ve bacteria including E. coli& Pasteurella spp.
as well as Mycoplasma spp.
Each 1 gm contains:
Doxycycline Hyclate …………………………………………… 554.60 mg
(Eq. to Doxycycline base 500 mg)
It is used for treatment of:
Broiler chickens: CRD (Chronic Respiratory Disease) caused by Mycoplasma gallisepticum
Dosage & Route of administration:
Route of administration: orally via drinking water.
For whole product:
Broiler chickens: 40 mg of the product / kg b. wt. per day for 3 – 5 days.
(Eq. to 400 mg of the product / liter drinking water).
Never add acid to the medicated drinking water.
Contra – Indication:
- Not to be used with penicillin’s& aminoglycosides because it interferes with them.
- Not to be used in layers producing eggs for human consumption.
- Not to be used in dairy animals producing milk for human consumption,
No side effects at recommended dose.
Meat: Broiler chickens: 10
Stored at temperature not exceeding 30ْ c, in dry place and to be used immediately after opening & reconstituting.