GentaMed Soluble Powder

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GentaMed Soluble Powder

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Bimeda

(Gentamicin Sulfate)

ANTIBACTERIAL

FOR SWINE DRINKING WATER ONLY

Contains 120 grams of Gentamicin per jar

ANADA 200-494, Approved by FDA

Description

Each gram of GentaMed™ Soluble Powder contains gentamicin sulfate equivalent to 333.33 mg gentamicin base.

RESIDUE WARNING: For use in swine drinking water only. Swine treated with the recommended dose of GentaMed™ Soluble Powder must not be slaughtered for food for at least ten (10) days following the last treatment.

GentaMed Soluble Powder Indications

GentaMed™ Soluble Powder is recommended for the control and treatment of colibacillosis in weanling swine caused by strains of E. coli sensitive to gentamicin and for the control and treatment of swine dysentery associated with Treponema hyodysenteriae.

Dosage and Administration

GentaMed™ Soluble Powder is available in a 360 gram jar. The 360 gram jar contains a scoop that provides approximately 18 grams of product when level full.

For Control and treatment of Colibacillosis-Administer GentaMed™ Soluble Powder in drinking water at the recommended level of 25 mg per gallon (1 scoop/240 gallons) for three consecutive days.

For Control and treatment of Swine Dysentery-Administer GentaMed™ Soluble Powder in drinking water at the recommended level of 50 mg per gallon (1 scoop/120 gallons) for three consecutive days.

The concentration of the medication should be adjusted in extremely hot or cold weather to ensure a gentamicin dosage of approximately 0.5 mg/lb/day for 3 days for colibacillosis or 1.0 mg/lb/day for 3 days for swine dysentery. A 50-lb pig will, under average conditions, consume 0.9 gallons of water per day.

For swine dysentery, if the condition recurs the medication may be repeated. Because of the tendency for the disease to recur on a premise with a history of swine dysentery, a control program should be used following treatment.

Directions For Use

To prepare medicated water, mix GentaMed™ Soluble Powder and drinking water according to the following tables:

Proportioner Use

For Control and Treatment of Colibacillosis

Add 18 g (1 scoop) GentaMed™ to 2 gallons of water to make stock solution and dispense at the rate of one ounce per gallon of drinking water. This will result in drinking water that contains 25 mg/gallon.

For Control and Treatment of Swine Dysentery

Add 18 g (1 scoop) GentaMed™ to 1 gallon of water to make stock solution and dispense at the rate of one ounce per gallon of drinking water. This will result in drinking water that contains 50 mg/gallon.

Bulk Preparation:

For Control and Treatment of Colibacillosis

Add 18 g (1 scoop) GentaMed™ to 240 gallons of water.

For Control and Treatment of Swine Dysentery

Add 18 g (1 scoop) GentaMed™ to 120 gallons of water.

Medicated drinking water should not be stored or offered in rusty containers since the drug is quickly destroyed in such containers.

Medicated water should be prepared daily and be the sole source of drinking water for 3 consecutive days.

The daily water consumption figures shown below are approximations for mild temperatures and are presented as a guide only. Actual water consumption varies with environmental temperature, humidity, and diet.

Approximate Daily Water Consumption

Weight of Pig (lb)

Gallons for 5 pigs

Gallons for 10 pigs

25

3.0

6.0

50

4.5

9.0

75

6.0

12.0

100

7.5

15.0

Side Effects

There have been no side effects reported following the recommended use of GentaMed™ Soluble Powder in swine.

Contraindications

There are no known contraindications to this drug when used as directed.

PRECAUTIONS: Store at controlled room temperature 20°C-25°C (68°F-77°F), with excursions permitted to 15°C-30°C (59°F-86°F).

How Supplied

GentaMed™ Soluble Powder is available in a 360 gram jar with 2 jars per shipper.

For Animal Use Only

Keep Out of Reach of Children

Restricted Drug (California)-Use Only as Directed

Read accompanying directions carefully.

Manufactured By: Bimeda, Inc., Le Sueur, MN 56058

www.bimeda.com

Net Weight:

Product No.

 

360 g (12.7 oz)

1GEN009

8GEN001 Rev: 10/11

NAC No.: 13990990

BIMEDA, INC.
Div. Cross Vetpharm Group, Ltd.

ONE TOWER LANE-SUITE 2250, OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL, 60181
Telephone:   630-928-0361
Fax:   630-928-0362
Website:   www.bimedaus.com
Email:   sales@bimedaus.com
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