Deccox

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Deccox

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Zoetis

Decoquinate

Type A Medicated Article

Medicated Premix

Coccidiostat

Active Ingredient

Decoquinate

6% (27.2 g/lb)

Ingredients

Corn meal, soybean oil, lecithin and silicon dioxide

Must be mixed with other ingredients before feeding. Do not use in feeds containing bentonite. Mixing and conveying equipment should be properly grounded. Each pound of Deccox® contains 27.2 grams of decoquinate.

Cattle

For the prevention of coccidiosis in ruminating and non-ruminating calves (including veal calves) and cattle caused by Eimeria bovis and E. zuernii.

Thoroughly mix Deccox into the ration at a rate to provide decoquinate at a daily dose of 22.7 mg/100 lbs (0.5 mg/kg) of body weight. Feed for at least 28 days during periods of coccidiosis exposure or when experience indicates that coccidiosis is likely to be a hazard. Coccidiostats are not indicated for use in adult animals due to continuous previous exposure.

1. For Supplements or Topdress

a. Dry Supplements - Type C Medicated Product
The table below shows the amount of Deccox required per ton of supplement to provide the proper decoquinate levels per head daily.

lbs Deccox per ton of Supplement

Decoquinate Levels

Daily Feeding Rate per Head

g/ton

%

mg/lb

16.7

454

0.05

227

1/10 lb/100 lbs body weight

33.4

908

0.1

454

1/10 lb/200 lbs body weight

41.75

1136

0.125

568

1/10 lb/250 lbs body weight

b. Dry Supplements - Type B Medicated Product

lbs Deccox per ton of Supplement

Decoquinate Levels

Daily Feeding Rate per Head

g/ton

%

mg/lb

167

4542

0.5

2271

*(See footnote)

*This supplement must be mixed with grain at the rate of 1 part supplement with 9 parts grain. The resulting mixture contains 0.05% decoquinate and is then to be fed at the rate of 1/10 lb per 100 lbs body weight daily.

c. Liquid Supplements - Type B Medicated Product

(1) Add the appropriate amount of Deccox to liquid supplement to provide the proper decoquinate level per head daily (see table below).

(2) The pH of the supplement must be between 5.0 to 6.5.

(3) Supplements must contain a suspending agent to maintain viscosity of not less than 500 centipoises.

lbs Deccox per ton of Liquid Supplement

Decoquinate Levels

Daily Feeding Rate per Head

g/ton

%

mg/lb

4.18

114

0.0125

56.8

1/10 lb/25 lbs body weight

8.36

227

0.025

113.5

1/10 lb/50 lbs body weight

16.7

454

0.05

227.0

1/10 lb/100 lbs body weight

2. For Complete Rations - Type C Medicated Product

The table below shows the amount of Deccox required per ton of complete feed to provide the proper decoquinate levels daily for animals weighing an average of 600 pounds.

lbs Deccox per ton of Feed

Decoquinate Levels

Daily Feeding Rate per Head

g/ton

%

mg/lb

0.5

13.6

0.0015

6.8

20 lbs

0.7

19.0

0.0021

9.5

14.3 lbs

1.0

27.2

0.0030

13.6

10 lbs

The following formula can be used to calculate the amount of Deccox (6% decoquinate) to be included in one ton of feed to provide the daily dosage of 22.7 mg decoquinate per 100 lbs body weight.

Avg. Weight of Individual Animal to be Medicated x 454

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Avg. Pounds of Medicated Feed per Animal, per Day x 27,200

= lbs Deccox to be added per ton feed

Note: Mix Deccox in a ratio of 1:9 with ground grain prior to adding it to the mixer.

Warning

Do not feed to cows producing milk for food

Sheep

For the prevention of coccidiosis in young sheep caused by Eimeria ovinoidalis, E. crandallis, E. parva, and E. bakuensis.

Thoroughly mix Deccox into the ration at a rate to provide decoquinate at a daily dose of 22.7 mg/100 lbs (0.5 mg/kg) of body weight. Feed for at least 28 days during periods of coccidiosis exposure or when experience indicates that coccidiosis is likely to be a hazard.

Sheep Body Weight in lbs

lbs Deccox per ton of Feed

Decoquinate Levels

Daily Feeding Rate per Head

g/ton

%

mg/lb

30

0.5

13.6

0.0015

6.8

1.0 lbs

60

0.5

13.6

0.0015

6.8

2.0 lbs

90

0.5

13.6

0.0015

6.8

3.0 lbs


Warning

Do not feed to sheep producing milk for food

Poultry

Complete Ration - Type C Medicated Product

For the prevention of coccidiosis in broiler chickens - caused by Eimeria tenella, E. necatrix, E. acervulina, E. mivati, E. maxima, and E. burnetti.

Thoroughly mix one (1) pound of Deccox in each ton of complete ration and feed continuously.

Warning

Do not feed to laying chickens

Goats

For the prevention of coccidiosis in young goats caused by Eimeria christenseni and E. ninakohlyakimovae.

Thoroughly mix Deccox into the ration at a rate to provide decoquinate at a daily dose of 22.7 mg/100 lbs (0.5 mg/kg) of body weight. Feed for at least 28 days during periods of coccidiosis exposure or when experience indicates that coccidiosis is likely to be a hazard.

Goat Body Weight in lbs

lbs Deccox per ton of Feed

Decoquinate Levels

Daily Feeding Rate per Head

g/ton

%

mg/lb

30

0.5

13.6

0.0015

6.8

1.0 lbs


Warning

Do not feed to goats producing milk for food

Storage

Store in a cool, dry place. Keep bag tightly closed.

Restricted Drug (California) - Use only as directed. Not for human use.

NADA 39-417, Approved by FDA

Marketed by Alpharma, LLC, Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807

Trademarks registered by Alpharma, LLC

Net wt

 

50 LB (22.68 kg)

800306 1005

NAC No.: 10220316

ZOETIS INC.
333 PORTAGE STREET, KALAMAZOO, MI, 49007
Telephone:   269-833-4000
Customer Service:   800-733-5500 and 800-793-0596
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Website:   www.zoetis.com
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Deccox information published above. However, it remains the responsibility of the readers to familiarize themselves with the product information contained on the US product label or package insert.

Copyright © 2014 North American Compendiums. Updated: 2014-09-05

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