Legacy Gentamicin for Horses is recommended for the control of bacterial infections of the uterus (metritis) in horses. It can also be used as an aid in improving conception in mares with uterine infections caused by bacteria sensitive to gentamicin. Legacy Gentamicin for Horses is available in a 100 ml multi-dose vial containing 100 mg/ml and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.
Legacy Gentamicin for Horses contains the active ingredient Gentamicin sulfate, which has antibacterial activity against most gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria. Gentamicin sulfate is active against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, indole-positive and -negative Proteus species, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella species, Enterobacter species, Alcaligenes species, Staphylococcus species, and Streptococcus species. Recommended doses of Gentamicin produce serum concentrations bactericidal for most bacteria sensitive to Gentamicin within an hour of the administered dose.
For intra-uterine use in horses only. If a hypersensitivity to any of the components develops, or if overgrowth of nonsusceptible bacteria, fungi, or yeasts occurs, treatment with Legacy Gentamicin for Horses should be discontinued and appropriate therapy instituted. Although Legacy Gentamicin for Horses is not spermicidal, treatment should not be given the day of breeding.
Legacy Gentamicin for Horses (AgriLabs)
Legacy Gentamicin for Horses is meant to control bacterial infections in the uterus in mares. It requires a prescription from your veterinarian. Bacteriologic studies should be conducted to identify the causative organism and to determine its sensitivity to Gentamicin sulfate. Legacy Gentamicin for Horses is not spermicidal; however, it should not be given the day of breeding. The recommended dose of Legacy Gentamicin for Horses is 20 to 25 ml (2.0-2.5 gm) per day for 3-5 days during estrus.
Tell your veterinarian when you plan to breed your mare. Tell your veterinarian if your mare is pregnant or lactating. If your horse has a known hypersensitivity to Gentamicin sulfate, let your veterinarian know.
Legacy Gentamicin for Horses is for intra-uterine injection in horses only. The recommended dose of Legacy Gentamicin for Horses is 20 to 25 ml (2.0-2.5 gm) per day for 3-5 days during estrus. Each dose should be diluted with 200-500 ml of sterile physiological saline (not included) before aseptic uterine infusion.
There have been no reported side effects following the recommended intra-uterine infusion of Gentamicin sulfate solution combined with sterile physiological saline in mares.
Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is close to the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume a regular schedule. Do not double dose.
Contact your veterinarian immediately.
There are no known contraindications to Legacy Gentamicin for Horses when used as directed.
Although Legacy Gentamicin for Horses is not spermicidal, treatment should not be given the day of breeding
|All weights||Through intra-uterine injection, give 20-25 ml (2.0-2.5 gm) per day for 3-5 days during your mare's estrus cycle or as directed by your veterinarian.|
|Cats||Do not use!|
|Dogs||Do not use!|
Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Store at room temperature. Protect from freezing.
|Ingredients (per ml)||Amount|
|Gentamicin sulfate||100 mg|
|Sodium metabisulfite||2.4 mg|
|Sodium sulfite (anhydrous)||0.8 mg|
|Edetate disodium||0.1 mg|
|Benzyl alcohol (as preservative)||10 mg|
|Other Ingredients: Water for injection|