Stability and bioactivity of tetracycline hydrochloride water medication in a swine production unit
Sharon E. Mason, DVM, PhD; Mitsu Suyemoto, MS; Ronald Baynes, DVM, PhD; Glen Almond, DVM, PhD
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Tetracycline hydrochloride-medicated water samples taken from commercial farms were found to darken to yellow or brown. Tetracycline hydrochloride from collected samples was quantified by high performance liquid chromatography and assessed for its biological activity. Samples were biologically active in the expected range, but safety could not be determined.
Keywords: tetracycline hydrochloride, water medication, bioactivity, degradation
Cite as: Mason SE, Suyemoto M, Baynes R, et al. Stability and bioactivity of tetracycline hydrochloride water medication in a swine production unit. J Swine Health Prod 2011;19(2):107-111.
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