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We are often asked "Which antibiotic should I use", or "Which one is best?". The answer to this question lies in what you are trying to treat. TETRATEX, AMOXITEX and ENROTEX are all gram positive - gram negative, broad spectrum antibiotics. They will all successfully treat a variety of bacterial infections including intestinal, respiratory, skin, eye and other infections. There are differences, however. Many people believe that the older an antibiotic becomes, that is the longer it has been available on the market, the greater resistance has been built up creating drug resistant bacteria which will counter the effectiveness of that product. There is truth to this argument. In that regard we can tell you that tetracycline (TETRATEX) has been on the market the longest, with amoxicillian/tylosin tartrate (AMOXITEX) the second longest, and enrofloxican (ENROTEX) the newest of the three. Today, most veterinarians will prescribe ENROTEX as the antibiotic of choice for general bacterial infections but folks seem to ask for AMOXITEX more than the others while TETRATEX should be the treatment of choice when chlamydial infections are suspected. Most governmental quarantine inspection stations will treat with TETRATEX because of it's ability to defeat chlamydia. So - When considering which antibiotic to use, please consider what you are trying to treat. If you are not sure it is always wise to consult with a qualified avian veterinarian.

To reduce the development of drug-resistant bacteria and maintain the effectiveness of other antibacterial drugs, all antibiotics should only be used to treat infections that are proven or strongly suspected to be caused by bacteria. Always complete the antibiotic treatment to the maximum days indicated on the container. Do not interrupt treatment even if your bird seems to be healthier or over it's illness.

Broad spectrum antibiotics will defeat all bacteria - both the good ones and the bad ones. That means your antibiotic will eliminate all bacteria in your bird, even the beneficial and necessary bacteria found in your bird's intestinal tract. These bacteria are necessary for proper digestion of food. It is recommended that two days following an antibiotic treatment, you should begin providing PROBIOTICS to your bird to reintroduce the good bacteria to your bird's intestinal tract. PROBIOTICS is specially formulated for birds of all types.

TETRATEX, AMOXITEX and ENROTEX are not for human consumption and should not be used in birds whose eggs or meat are intended for human consumption. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children.
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  • Tetratex
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  • Probiotics
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  • Amoxitex
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  • Enrotex
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    $14.99
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  • Worm Away
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  • Immune System Booster
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  • Iverlux
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  • Cocci-Care
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  • Ronex
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  • Ronex Extra Strength
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