Deracin® brand of Chlortetracycline (CTC) is an antibacterial premix for oral administration in feed to cattle, swine, chickens, turkeys, ducks, and sheep. It’s effective against Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms that cause respiratory, enteric, and reproductive disease. The product is readily absorbed resulting in effective blood and lung tissue concentrations. Deracin® is primarily used to treat respiratory issues in cattle, as well as being the industry product standard for anaplasmosis.
This CTC product has some added benefits. Deracin® offers more versatility for cattle, with broader use as a top dress. Additionally, it has a wide range of approved combinations including Deccox® and Bovatec®. Additionally, it’s a more convenient and cost-effective option than injectable therapy. Deracin® is the generic equivalent to Zoetis’ Aureomycin®.
Deracin® is currently in stock in both 50 and 100-gram meal forms, and crumbles will be available in the future.
For a side-by-side product comparison in cattle use, check out the chart below:
|Chlortetracycline (CTC) alone or in combination||Species||Feature-Benefit||DERACIN® (Pharmgate Animal Health)||AUREOMYCIN® (Zoetis)||CHLORMAX® (Zoetis)||PENNCHLOR® (Pharmgate Animal Health)|
|CTC||Cattle||Free-choice feeding permitted (.5-2 mg/lb bw/day)||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|CTC||Cattle||Top dress application||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|CTC||Cattle||Withdrawal: (10 mg/lb bw/day)||0 Days||0 Days||24 Hours||0 Days|
|CTC||Cattle||Withdrawal: (350 mg/hd/day dose)||0 Days||0 Days||48 Hours||0 Days|
|CTC||Cattle||Withdrawal: (0.5 mg/lb bw/day dose)||0 Days||0 Days||48 Hours||0 Days|
|CTC + lasalocid (BOVATEC®)||Cattle||Combination Permitted||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|CTC + decoquinate (DECCOX®)||Cattle||Withdrawal||0 Days||0 Days||24 Hours||No|
|CTC + decoquinate (DECCOX®)|
|Cattle||Top dress application||Yes, 0 Day withdrawal||Yes, 0 Day withdrawal||Yes, 24 hour withdrawal||No|
- Use this product only under the order of a licensed veterinarian, as required by VFD restrictions.
- Only use in dry feeds.
- As a category I drug, DERACIN® does not require a feedmill license.