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Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020 5:38

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Deccox 6% Premix for Medicated Feeding Stuff for Sheep & Cattle
 
Species: Cattle, Sheep
Therapeutic indication: Pharmaceuticals: Endoparasiticides: Coccidiocides
Active ingredient: Decoquinate
Product:Deccox® 6% Premix for sheep and cattle
Product index: Deccox 6% Premix
Cattle - meat: Zero days
Sheep - meat: Zero days
Withdrawal notes: Do not use in lactating sheep or cattle producing milk for human consumption
Presentation
A coarse beige powder with the odour of wheat middlings containing 60 g decoquinate per kg. Excipients: Wheat middlings.
Uses
For the treatment and prevention of coccidiosis in lambs and calves.
As an aid in the control of coccidiosis in lambs, by medication of ewe feed.
As an aid in the prevention of abortions and perinatal losses due to toxoplasmosis by medication of ewe feed.
Dosage and administration
Dosage: Deccox 6% Premix
Species and indication
Method of administration
Recommended dose level
Recommended duration of treatment
Treatment of coccidiosis in lambs and calves and prevention of coccidiosis in lambs
In lamb and calf feed
1 mg decoquinate/kg bodyweight daily
At least 28 days
Prevention of coccidiosis in calves and as an aid in prevention of coccidiosis in lambs
In calf and ewe feed
0.5 mg decoquinate/kg bodyweight daily
At least 28 days
As an aid in the prevention of abortions and perinatal losses due to toxoplasmosis
In ewe feed
2 mg decoquinate/kg bodyweight daily
Continuously for 14 weeks prior to lambing
Feed intake will depend on the clinical situation of the animal and on the season of the year. To ensure a correct dose, the concentration of active ingredient in the feed must be adjusted according daily feed intake. The following formula is recommended:
Kg Deccox 6% Premix/T feed =
Dose (mg active ingredient/kg body weight) x Total weight of the animals to be treated (kg)
Daily feed intake (kg) x 60
Treatment of coccidiosis in lambs and calves and prevention of coccidiosis in lambs
Feed continuously for 28 days when coccidiosis is expected to be a hazard. Medication may be continued if there is further risk beyond this period.
Prevention of coccidiosis in calves, and as an aid in prevention of coccidiosis in lambs by medication of the ewe feed
Feed continuously for at least 28 days to ewes when oocyst shedding is likely to be a hazard to lambs (i.e. before, during or after lambing), or to calves when coccidiosis is likely to occur.
The above provides good control of oocyst shedding from ewes under most conditions. In cases where more severe challenge exists, double dosage should be used.
As an aid in the prevention of abortions and perinatal losses due to toxoplasmosis by medication of ewe feed
Feed continuously for the last two-thirds of pregnancy (i.e. for the final 14 weeks prior to lambing).
On farms with a history of toxoplasmosis abortions, it may be economically beneficial to segregate susceptible ewes (e.g. bought in ewe-lambs) and administer medicated feed only to these animals, as the majority of older ewes will have been previously exposed to toxoplasma infection and will therefore be immune.
Contra-indications, warnings, etc
Deccox can be used during pregnancy and lactation.
Do not use in cases of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.
The use of the product will maintain normal growth under conditions of coccidial challenge but does not improve growth of healthy lambs or calves.
Do not mix with or into feeds containing any other anticoccidial product.
Overdosage is unlikely with in-feed medication. Decoquinate dosages of 4 mg/kg bodyweight in sheep and lambs and 6 mg/kg bodyweight in calves have been found to be well tolerated and without observable side effects.
To help obtain even distribution in the final feed, it is recommended first to mix thoroughly at the rate of 1 part of Deccox to 3 parts of the feed before blending into the final mix. In the preparation of pelleted feed, preconditioning temperatures of up to 80°C for short periods have been used and shown to have no effect on the product.
A manufacturer authorised to incorporate at levels below 2 kg per tonne must be responsible for mixing when incorporation is less than 2 kg per tonne of final feed.
Medication of ewe rations may not prevent coccidiosis occurring in lambs and should only be given in conjunction with lamb medication.
Deccox is only authorised for use in medicated feeding stuffs or premixtures. In both cases it must be thoroughly mixed with feeding stuffs materials to ensure it is evenly distributed throughout the mixture. Any premixture containing this product must be thoroughly mixed with feeding stuffs materials to ensure that is evenly distributed throughout the final feed.
Withdrawal period
Cattle and sheep: meat and offal: zero days.
Milk: Not authorised for use in animals producing milk for human consumption.
User warnings
When handling the product, prevent direct contact with the skin, avoid inhaling dust and wash hands after use.
Do not eat, drink or smoke when handling the product. Only handle in a well ventilated area.
Pharmaceutical precautions
Shelf life after incorporation into final feed: 3 months.
Store in a dry place.
Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
For animal treatment.
Legal category
Legal category: POM-V
Packaging quantities
10 kg paper sack.
Further information
Nil.
Marketing Authorisation Number
Vm 42058/4032
Significant changes
GTIN
GTIN description:1 x 10 kg:
GTIN:05425008730608