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Document ID (ISN)107318
CIS number 07-1432
Year 2007
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.2007-124
Title Preventing worker deaths and injuries when handling Micotil 300®
Original title Prevenciˇn de muertes y lesiones de trabajadores por el uso de Micotil 300® [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226-2001, USA, Apr. 2007. 4p. 6 ref.
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Abstract Cattle farmers, veterinarians and other workers in contact with animals may be exposed to the animal antibiotic Micotil 300® through skin injuries from needlestick accidents, cuts or bites, as well as from contact with animal skin and biological matter. Cardiotoxic effects of Micotil 300®, including a reduced cardiac contractility and tachycardia, can be severe enough to cause death. It is recommended that extreme care be given to following safe drug handling and injection procedures to avoid the possibility of self injection. Although no antidote exists for Micotil 300®, exposed persons should seek immediate medical intervention as the drug's cardiotoxic effects may be reversed.
Descriptors (primary) USA; antibiotics; toxic substances; cardiotoxic effects; handling of animals; agriculture; veterinary services
Descriptors (secondary) safe working methods; safety guides; medical treatment
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agriculture
Health care services
Livestock rearing