If your animal has a bacterial eye infection, Terramycin eye ointment is likely to help, whether it’s a primary or secondary infection. And it works on a variety of small and large animals including cats, dogs, cattle (beef and dairy), horses and sheep.
Terramycin is used to treat maladies including conjunctivitis, keratitis, pink eye, corneal ulcer, and blepharitis in dogs, cats, cattle, sheep, and horses, as well as bacterial inflammatory conditions that are secondary to other infectious diseases.
“Terramycin (oxytetracycline HCl) is an antibiotic, bright yellow in color, possessing potent antimicrobial activity. It is one of the most versatile of the broad-spectrum antibiotics, and is effective in the treatment of infections due to gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, both aerobic and anaerobic, spirochetes, rickettsiae, and certain of the larger viruses,” according to Drugs.com.
The ointment contains polymyxin B sulfate, which is rapidly bactericidal, mildly antifungal, and especially effective against infections from gram-negative organisms. Together Terramycin and polymyxin have a synergistic effect that increases their antibacterial power.
Apply the ointment topically to the infected eye 2-4 times a day. Some animals may experience allergic reactions, and you should discontinue use if the reactions are severe. It can also cause an overgrowth of resistant organisms, so if new infections appear during treatment, take appropriate measures.