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Contra-indications, warnings, etc
For environmental reasons:
Do not use in calves weighing more than 80 kg bodyweight.
Do not use in fattening units such as veal or beef calves.
For more details see environmental safety.
As with any antiparasiticide frequent and repeated use of antiprotozoals from the same class may lead to the development of resistance. It is recommended to treat all animals in a pen.
Hygienic measures may reduce the risk of coccidiosis. It is therefore, recommended to improve concomitantly the hygienic conditions in the concerned facility, particularly dryness and cleanliness.
To obtain maximum benefit, animals should be treated before the expected onset of clinical signs, i.e. in the prepatent period.
To alter the course of an established clinical coccidial infection, in individual animals already showing signs of diarrhoea, additional supportive therapy may be required.
A threefold overdose is well tolerated by healthy piglets and calves without signs of intolerance.
No signs of overdose have been observed in lamb safety studies with threefold overdose at a single treatment and twofold overdose treatment on 2 consecutive days.
Withdrawal period(s)
Meat and offal: 77 days
Meat and offal: 63 days
Not permitted for use in lactating animals producing milk for human consumption.
Meat and offal: 42 days
Not permitted for use in lactating sheep producing milk for human consumption.
User Safety
Wash any splashes from skin or eyes immediately with water.
Environmental Safety
The major metabolite of toltrazuril, toltrazuril sulfone (ponazuril), has been shown to be both persistent (half-life >1 year) and mobile in soil and to be toxic to plants.
For environmental reasons:
In order to prevent any adverse effects on plants and possible contamination of groundwater, manure from treated calves must not be spread onto land without dilution with manure from untreated cows. Manure from treated calves must be diluted with at least 3 times the weight of manure from mature cows before it can be spread onto land.
Lambs kept throughout the whole life span indoors under an intensive rearing system must not be treated beyond the age of 6 weeks or body weight of more than 20 kg at treatment. Manure from these animals should only be applied to the same piece of land every third year.
Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal product should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.