Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Tetanus antitoxin

Synonym(s): Tetanus antiserum

Contributor(s): Prof Derek Knottenbelt

Introduction

Name

  • Tetanus antitoxin.

Class of drug

  • Passive immunity.
  • Concentrated hyperimmune serum.

Uses

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Indications

  • Tetanus prophylaxis.
  • Treatment of tetanus   Tetanus  .

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Fisher R J (2005)The treatment of tetanus in horses using intrathecal injection of tetanus antitoxin.UK Vet10(6), 12-14.
  • Steinman A, Haik R, Elad D & Sutton G A (2000)Intrathecal administration of tetanus antitoxin to three cases of tetanus in horses.Equine Vet J12(5), 237-240.

Other sources of information

  • Derived fromThe Veterinary Formulary4th edn (1998) Bishop, Y (Ed.). British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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