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Iron Hydrogenated Dextran Injection
For Prevention And Treatment Of Iron Deficiency Anemia In Baby Pigs
DescriptionIRON HYDROGENATED DEXTRAN INJECTION is a sterile solution containing 100 mg of elemental iron per mL, stabilized with a low molecular weight hydrogenated dextran and 0.5% phenol as a preservative.
Ferrodex 100 IndicationsFor the prevention and treatment of anemia due to iron deficiency in baby pigs.
Iron deficiency anemia occurs commonly in the suckling pig, often within the first few days following birth. As body size and blood volume increase rapidly from the first few days following birth, hemoglobin levels in the blood fall due to diminishing iron reserves which cannot be replaced adequately from iron in the sow’s milk. Thus, the need for a readily available outside source of iron is apparent. Without this additional iron many newborn pigs may develop anemia within the first few days of life. Anemia retards growth and lowers the body defenses against disease; scours, pneumonia, and other conditions may develop. Death from anemia or infections may occur, sometimes destroying entire litters.
DosageFor intramuscular injection only.
For Prevention of iron deficiency anemia, administer 1 mL (100 mg iron) at 2 to 4 days of age.
For Treatment of iron deficiency anemia, administer 1 mL (100 mg iron). Treatment may be repeated in 10 days.
Directions For UseDisinfect rubber stopper of vial and injection site with a cotton ball moistened with rubbing alcohol or other suitable disinfectant. Use a small needle (20 gauge, 5/8 inch) and syringe that have been sterilized by boiling in water for 20 minutes. Injection should be made intramuscularly into the back of the ham (see diagram below). Apply tension to the skin at the injection site by pulling skin and fat downward with pressure from the thumb or fingers. Inject into the muscle to a depth of approximately 1/2 inch. Use a clean, sterile needle and syringe for each pig to avoid spreading infection.
PrecautionsIf disease or abnormal condition is suspected, consult veterinarian before administration.
Side EffectsOccasionally, pigs may exhibit a reaction to iron injection, clinically characterized by prostration and muscular weakness. In extreme cases, death may result.
NoticeThe intramuscular injection of organic iron preparations into pigs beyond 4 weeks of age may cause staining of muscle tissue.
How Supplied100 mL multiple dose vials.
Store at controlled room temperature between 15° and 30°C (59°-86°F).
Protect from freezing.
For Use in Animals Only
Keep Out of Reach of Children
Manufactured For: Agri Laboratories, Ltd., St. Joseph, Mo 64503
Rev. 10-94 VL I-0900
I-0900-04 Rev. 12-05
20927 STATE ROUTE K, P.O. BOX 3103 (64503), ST. JOSEPH, MO, 64505
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