Treat and control colibacillosis (bacterial enteritis), a common cause of diarrhea in cattle, swine, sheep, and goats. Neomycin Oral Solution has the active ingredient neomycin sulfate (200 mg per ml) for the treatment and control of colibacillosis caused by Escherichia coli.
Dosage and Administration: Administer to cattle (excluding veal calves), swine, sheep, and goats at a dose of 10 mg neomycin sulfate per pound of body weight in divided doses for a maximum of 14 days.
|Body weight (lbs)
||Amount per day
in divided doses
||1.2 ml (1/4 tsp)
||2.5 ml (1/2 tsp)
||5 ml (1 tsp)
||15 ml (1 Tbsp)
||29.5 ml (1 fl oz)
Neomycin Oral Solution may be given undiluted or diluted with water.
Each ml contains:
Neomycin Sulfate 200 mg (equivalent to 140 mg neomycin base)
Hard Treatment: Each 473.1 ml (1 pt) will treat 9,464 lbs of body weight. Therefore, estimate the total number of pounds of body weight of the animals to be treated and administer 29.5 ml (1 fl oz) for 591.5 lbs. If adding to water, the product should be added to the amount of drinking water estimated to be consumed in 12-24 hours. Provide medicated water as the sole source of water each day until consumed, followed by non-medicated water as required. Fresh medicated water should be prepared each day.
Individual Animal Treatment: To provide 10 mg neomycin sulfate per pound of body weight, mix 5 ml (1 tsp) in water or milk for each 100 pounds of body weight. Administer daily either as a drench in divided dosages or in the drinking water to be consumed in 12-24 hours.
Precautions: To administer the stated dosage, the concentration of neomycin required in medicated water must be adjusted to compensate for variation in age and weight of animal, the nature and severity of disease signs, and environmental temperature and humidity, each of which affects water consumption. If symptoms persist after using this preparation for 2 or 3 days, consult a veterinarian. If symptoms such as fever, depression, or going off feed develop, oral neomycin is not indicated as the sole treatment since systemic levels of neomycin are not obtained due to poor absorption from the gastrointestinal tract.
Important: Treatment should continue 24 to 48 hours beyond remission of disease symptoms, but not to exceed a total of 14 consecutive days. Animals not drinking or eating should be treated individually by drench.