Albon Boluses

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Albon Boluses

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Zoetis

(sulfadimethoxine)

Description

: Albon is a low-dose, rapidly absorbed, long-acting sulfonamide.

Actions: Sulfadimethoxine has been demonstrated in laboratory studies to be effective against a wide variety of organisms, such as streptococci, staphylococci, and members of the E. coli-salmonella group of bacteria.

Comparatively low doses of Albon give rapid, sustained blood levels required for effective disease therapy.

INDICATIONS FOR USAGE: Albon is effective in the treatment of shipping fever complex and bacterial pneumonia associated with Pasteurella spp. sensitive to sulfadimethoxine; and calf diphtheria and foot rot associated with Fusobacterium necrophorum sensitive to sulfadimethoxine in cattle.

Warnings

Not for Human Use

Milk taken from animals during treatment and for 60 hours (5 milkings) after the latest treatment must not be used for food.

Do not slaughter animals for food purposes within 7 days following the last treatment.

A withdrawal period has not been established for this product in preruminating calves.

Do Not Use in Calves to be Processed for Veal.

DISCARD MILK FOR 60 HOURS AFTER LAST TREATMENT

DO NOT SLAUGHTER COW FOR 7 DAYS AFTER LAST TREATMENT

Precautions

During treatment period, make certain that animals maintain adequate water intake.

If animals show no improvement within 2-3 days, reevaluate your diagnosis. Treatment should not be continued beyond 5 days.

Dosage and Administration

Albon should be administered to cattle so that the initial dose is equivalent to 25 mg/lb of body weight and each subsequent daily dose is equivalent to 12.5 mg/lb of body weight. Length of treatment will depend on clinical response. In most cases, treatment for 3-4 days is adequate. Treatment should not be continued beyond 5 days.

The following tables show the dosage and dosage forms to be used for cattle of different weights.

Albon Boluses, 5 G

Dosage Schedule for Cattle: 200-600 lb of body weight

Animal Weight, lb

First Day

Daily for the Following 3-4 Days

200

1 bolus

1/2 bolus

300

1 1/2 boluses

1 bolus

400

2 boluses

1 bolus

500

2 1/2 boluses

1 1/2 boluses

600

3 boluses

1 1/2 boluses

Albon Boluses, 15 G

Dosage Schedule for Cattle: 600-1,200 lb of body weight

Animal Weight, lb

First Day

Daily for the Following 3-4 Days

600

1 bolus

1/2 bolus

800

1 1/2 boluses

1 bolus

1,000-1,200

2 boluses

1 bolus

TOXICITY AND SAFETY: Albon has been shown to be a well-tolerated sulfonamide with relatively high solubility at the pH normally occurring in the kidney and with a low degree of toxicity. Following the administration of Albon at the recommended dosage, no undesirable side effects have been observed.

Store at Controlled Room Temperature 15°-30°C (59°-86°F)

How Supplied

Albon Boluses are supplied in the following dosage forms:

5 g sulfadimethoxine per single-scored bolus

15 g sulfadimethoxine per single-scored bolus

Restricted Drug (California)-Use Only as Directed

NADA #31-715, Approved by FDA

Made in India

Distributed by: Pfizer Animal Health, Div. of Pfizer Inc, NY, NY 10017

75-8448-07IN.00

JUNE 2008

NAC No.: 36900042

ZOETIS INC.
333 PORTAGE STREET, KALAMAZOO, MI, 49007
Telephone:   269-833-4000
Customer Service:   888-963-8471
Website:   www.zoetis.com
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