Bloat Guard Type A Medicated Article

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Bloat Guard Type A Medicated Article

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Phibro

(poloxalene)

For use in the manufacture of feed

For prevention of legume (alfalfa, clover) and wheat pasture bloat in cattle

Active Ingredient

Poloxalene

53%

(Equivalent to 240 g/lb)

Inert Ingredients:

Ethoxyquin (a preservative), 0.064%; butylated hydroxytoluene (a preservative), 0.20%; Verxite® (nonnutritive), approximately 47%

Bloat Guard Type A Medicated Article Caution

For use in manufacturing medicated animal feeds only.

Bloat Guard Type A Medicated Article Caution

Certain components of animal feeds, including medicated premixes, possess properties that may be a potential health hazard or a source of personal discomfort to certain individuals who are exposed to them. Human exposure should, therefore, be minimized by observing the general industry standards for occupational health and safety.

Precautions such as the following should be considered: dust masks or respirators and protective clothing should be worn; dust arresting equipment and adequate ventilation should be utilized; personal hygiene should be observed; wash before eating or leaving a work site; be alert for signs of allergic reactions-seek prompt medical treatment if such reactions are suspected.

Mixing Directions

Bloat Guard Type A Medicated Article must be thoroughly and evenly distributed into feedstuffs. A mixture of Bloat Guard and 1 common feed ingredient should be made before final mixing when less than 25 lb of Bloat Guard is to be blended into a ton of feed.

Possible Mixing Ratios

Each lb of Bloat Guard contains 240 g of poloxalene, the active drug ingredient. The following table illustrates various amounts of Bloat Guard which may be added to feeds. The resulting concentration of poloxalene is also shown.

lb of Bloat Guard per ton of Type C Medicated Feed

g of poloxalene per lb of Type C Medicated Feed

% w/w of poloxalene in Type C Medicated Feed

8.3 lb

1

0.22

16.6 lb

2

0.44

33.2 lb

4

0.88

50.0 lb

6

1.32

83.3 lb

10

2.20

100.0 lb

12

2.64

208.3 lb

25

5.50

416.6 lb

50

11.00

625.0 lb

75

16.50

833.3 lb

100

22.00

For example: 50 lb of Bloat Guard, when added to 1 ton of feed, results in a final concentration of 6 g poloxalene per lb of Type C Medicated Feed (1.32% by weight).

Feeding Directions

The dosage of Bloat Guard is proportional to body weight and also depends upon the severity of the bloat-producing conditions. The normal dosage of Bloat Guard (1 g of poloxalene per 100 lb of body weight) is recommended for cattle under moderate bloat-producing conditions. For cattle under severe bloat-producing conditions, the normal dose should be doubled (2 g of poloxalene per 100 lb of body weight).

Repeat the feeding of Bloat Guard when animals are exposed to bloat-producing conditions more than 12 hours from the last feeding of Bloat Guard, but do not exceed the double dosage of Bloat Guard in any 24-hour period. Animals should be fed the recommended amounts of Bloat Guard starting 2 or 3 days before they are exposed to bloat-producing conditions.

Bloat Guard Type A Medicated Article Caution

It is essential that each animal consumes the total recommended dosage of Bloat Guard daily for adequate protection.

Warning

The normal life of this product is at least 24 months. However, when the product is subjected to extreme temperatures (38°C/100°F) for long periods of time (6 months), spontaneous combustion may occur. The product is not combustible unless it develops a strong, irritating odor; if this occurs, flush with water and discard immediately.

Bloat Guard® is a Phibro Animal Health Corporation registered trademark for Poloxalene

Phibro Animal Health Corporation, Teaneck, NJ 07666

NADA #32-704, Approved by FDA

Verxite® is a registered trademark of W.R. Grace & Company.

Store At Or Below 25°C (77°F), Excursions Permitted Up To 40°C (104°F)

Not For Human Use

Distributed by: Phibro Animal Health Corporation, Teaneck, NJ 07666

Net Weight

 

 

50 lb (22.7 kg)

8818000

101-9029-07

NAC No.: 36930045

PHIBRO ANIMAL HEALTH CORPORATION
GLENPOINTE CENTRE EAST, 300 FRANK W. BURR BOULEVARD, SUITE #21, TEANECK, NJ, 07666
Telephone:   201-329-7300
Customer Service:   888-403-0074
Fax:   201-329-7070
Website:   www.pahc.com
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