Draxin or zactran?

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Draxin or zactran?

Post by Turkeybird » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:59 am

Which seems to work better



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Re: Draxin or zactran?

Post by JMJ Farms » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:56 am

Never used Zactran. I’ve no complaints at all with Draxxin. If it’s respiratory I usually get the quickest response out of Baytril. But sometimes Baytril has to be followed up.
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Re: Draxin or zactran?

Post by Texas PaPaw » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:54 am

My experience is they are equally effective. Did a trial where every other sick calf was treated with draxxin and others with zactran. Had same results with each so I now mostly use Zactran because is more economical. Last time I figured could give full dose of zactran plus 2 cc/100 of baytril for what a full dose of draxxin cost. Call the zactran/baytril combo the "curem' or killem' " treatment.
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Re: Draxin or zactran?

Post by snoopdog » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:39 pm

We have had good results from both , my vet calls zactran, "the miracle drug" ymmv.
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Re: Draxin or zactran?

Post by Stocker Steve » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:26 pm

Texas PaPaw wrote:My experience is they are equally effective. Did a trial where every other sick calf was treated with draxxin and others with zactran. Had same results with each so I now mostly use Zactran because is more economical. Last time I figured could give full dose of zactran plus 2 cc/100 of baytril for what a full dose of draxxin cost. Call the zactran/baytril combo the "curem' or killem' " treatment.


Why did you feel you needed the combo?
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Re: Draxin or zactran?

Post by Texas PaPaw » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:37 am

Stocker Steve wrote:
Texas PaPaw wrote:My experience is they are equally effective. Did a trial where every other sick calf was treated with draxxin and others with zactran. Had same results with each so I now mostly use Zactran because is more economical. Last time I figured could give full dose of zactran plus 2 cc/100 of baytril for what a full dose of draxxin cost. Call the zactran/baytril combo the "curem' or killem' " treatment.


Why did you feel you needed the combo?


Just use the combo when concerned that didn't get calf pulled and treated quick enough. Seems it takes zactran or draxxin longer to see improvement than baytril so the combo speeds the process over just zactran or draxxin.
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Re: Draxin or zactran?

Post by littletom » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:04 pm

Have used both with good results. Try to mix it up. Bank on something to long get resistance

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Re: Draxin or zactran?

Post by Nesikep » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:32 am

While we're here, how does Resflor fit into this?
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Re: Draxin or zactran?

Post by Son of Butch » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:44 am

Nesikep wrote:While we're here, how does Resflor fit into this?

Draxxin, NuFlor, Resflor and Zactran are all good for the treatment of the 4 major pathogens of BRD which are
Mannheimia, Pasteurella, Haemophilus and Mycoplasma. None of them work for treating Foot Rot or Metritis.

Zactran is currently on manufacturer back order.

EXCENEL RTU EZ is good for 3 of the 4 (does nothing for Mycoplasma) but it is also good for Foot Rot and Metritis.

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Re: Draxin or zactran?

Post by Son of Butch » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:31 am

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Re: Draxin or zactran?

Post by Son of Butch » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:36 am

Son of Butch wrote:
Stocker Steve wrote:
Texas PaPaw wrote:My experience is they are equally effective. Did a trial where every other sick calf was treated with draxxin and others with zactran. Had same results with each so I now mostly use Zactran because is more economical. Last time I figured could give full dose of zactran plus 2 cc/100 of baytril for what a full dose of draxxin cost. Call the zactran/baytril combo the "curem' or killem' " treatment.


Why did you feel you needed the combo?

Baytril 100 does not work on Mycoplasma pathogens.
It may work a 1/2 hour faster than Zactran on the other 3 pathogens, but each of the drugs mentioned seem to work fine alone.

While combining 2 different drugs such as Baytril and Zactran in theory should give 2 modes of action, I would not do
it because without research they might counteract each other. I really don't know, but I've never heard any Vet
recommend combining them, so I only follow the labeled directions on drugs unless otherwise recommended by a Vet.

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Re: Draxin or zactran?

Post by Silver » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:25 pm

Son of Butch wrote:
Nesikep wrote:While we're here, how does Resflor fit into this?

Draxxin, NuFlor, Resflor and Zactran are all good for the treatment of the 4 major pathogens of BRD which are
Mannheimia, Pasteurella, Haemophilus and Mycoplasma. None of them work for treating Foot Rot or Metritis.

Zactran is currently on manufacturer back order.

EXCENEL RTU EZ is good for 3 of the 4 (does nothing for Mycoplasma) but it is also good for Foot Rot and Metritis.


Actually Resflor and Nuflor do work quite well for foot rot. Foot rot is indicated for treatment by Nuflor on the label, and as far as I know the only difference between Resflor and Nuflor is Resflor has a non-steroidal anti inflammatory included, they both have Florfenicol as the main ingredient. A lot of people in these parts are going to these drugs for the treatment of foot rot.

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Re: Draxin or zactran?

Post by Silver » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:31 pm

Nesikep wrote:While we're here, how does Resflor fit into this?


Resflor is a top shelf treatment for BRD in my experience. I like the anti inflammatory that comes with it. Some people prefer to give Resflor and Metacam at the same time because they feel they can follow up with another shot of Resflor without doing organ damage by administering too much of the anti inflammatory.

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Re: Draxin or zactran?

Post by Son of Butch » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:13 am

Silver wrote:
Son of Butch wrote:EXCENEL RTU EZ is good for 3 of the 4 (does nothing for Mycoplasma) but it is also good for Foot Rot and Metritis.


Actually Resflor and Nuflor do work quite well for foot rot. Foot rot is indicated for treatment by Nuflor on the label

I stand corrected..... thank you.

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Re: Draxin or zactran?

Post by elkwc » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:57 am

Son of Butch wrote:
Nesikep wrote:While we're here, how does Resflor fit into this?

Draxxin, NuFlor, Resflor and Zactran are all good for the treatment of the 4 major pathogens of BRD which are
Mannheimia, Pasteurella, Haemophilus and Mycoplasma. None of them work for treating Foot Rot or Metritis.

Zactran is currently on manufacturer back order.

EXCENEL RTU EZ is good for 3 of the 4 (does nothing for Mycoplasma) but it is also good for Foot Rot and Metritis.


NuFlor works better than anything we have tried on foot rot. It states on it's label it works on foot rot. One of my vets say it is the one drug that usually works.

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