Tetanus Antitoxin

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Tetanus antitoxin is prepared from the blood of healthy horses that have been specifically hyperimmunized. It is recommended for use as an aid in the prevention and treatment of tetanus in animals. 

Tetanus is caused by a neurotoxin (poison) produced by growth of Clostridium tetani, an anaerobic microorganism, in necrotic tissue. 

Tetanus Antitoxin is recommended for use when a non-immunized animal suffers a deep wound that may have been contaminated with soil, following castration or docking, and other situations where tetanus infection has been a problem. 

This product was licensed prior to the requirement to establish a minimum age for use. The exact duration of passive immunity is unknown but literature states 7-14 days. Safety in pregnant animals is unknown.