Deracin cleared for use with Denagard for swine

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Pharmgate Animal Health announces Deracin, a generic (ANADA) alternative to Aureomycin, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in combination with the antimicrobial Denagard for swine.

This combination of Deracin® (chlortetracycline) and Denagard (tiamulin hydrogen fumarate) is approved for the treatment of swine dysentery, enteritis and pneumonia.

“The new combination of Deracin and Denagard provides an economical, easy-to-use tool to treat sick pigs,” says Colin Gray, president and CEO of Pharmgate Animal Health. “Deracin gives producers and swine veterinarians a choice in chlortetracycline without the need to change treatment protocols or question how it will work.”

Deracinis a broad-spectrum medicated feed article (MFA) that is effective against gram-positive and gram-negative organisms that cause diseases such as enteritis, pneumonia, ileitis, leptospirosis and jowl abscesses. Deracin is readily absorbed via oral administration, so it quickly reaches effective blood and lung concentrations. It is a veterinary feed directive (VFD) drug to be used by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

The combination is already approved for Canada.

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