Lincomix Soluble Powder

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Lincomix Soluble Powder

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Zoetis

lincomycin hydrochloride (agricultural grade) soluble powder

Antibacterial

FOR ORAL USE IN SWINE, HONEY BEES, AND BROILER CHICKENS ONLY

Not for use in layer and breeder chickens.

Each 5.64 oz (160 grams) bottle contains as active ingredient:

Lincomycin hydrochloride, equivalent to lincomycin

64 grams

Each 16.92 oz (480 grams) bottle contains as active ingredient:

Lincomycin hydrochloride, equivalent to lincomycin

192 grams

NADA #111-636, Approved by FDA

Swine: Directions For Use

Lincomix Soluble Powder Indications and Usage

LINCOMIX Soluble Powder is indicated for the treatment of swine dysentery (bloody scours).

Lincomix Soluble Powder Dosage And Administration

Dosage: Administer at a dose rate of 250 mg of lincomycin per gallon of drinking water. In clinical studies, this dose rate provided an average of 3.8 mg of lincomycin per pound of body weight per day.

Treatment Period: The drug should be administered for a minimum of 5 consecutive days beyond the disappearance of symptoms (bloody stools) up to a maximum of 10 consecutive days. If water treatment is discontinued prior to this time, a lincomycin treatment program may be continued with lincomycin premix at 100 grams lincomycin per ton of complete feed as the sole ration according to label directions.

Administration: Each 160 gram bottle will medicate 256 gallons of drinking water providing 250 mg/gallon and each 480 gram bottle will medicate 768 gallons of drinking water providing 250 mg/gallon. A dose of 3.8 mg lincomycin per pound of body weight may be maintained by medicating the drinking water at a concentration of 250 mg per gallon of drinking water when pigs are consuming 1.5 gallons per 100 lbs of body weight per day. Under these circumstances the concentration of lincomycin required in medicated water may be adjusted to compensate for variations in age and weight of animals, the nature and severity of disease symptoms, environmental temperature and humidity, each of which affects water consumption.

For use in automatic water proportioners, prepare the stock solution by dissolving one bottle (480 grams) in six gallons of water or one bottle (160 grams) in two gallons of water: then adjust the proportioner to deliver 1 ounce of stock solution per gallon of drinking water.

NOTE: After a treatment program is discontinued, a control program for swine dysentery may be followed by feeding lincomycin premix at 40 grams lincomycin per ton of complete feed as the sole ration.

Honey Bees: Directions For Use

Lincomix Soluble Powder Indications and Usage

LINCOMIX Soluble Powder is indicated for the control of American foulbrood (Paenibacillus larvae) in honey bees.

Lincomix Soluble Powder Dosage And Administration

Dosage: Administer 100 mg of lincomycin per hive

Treatment Period: The drug should be administered to the hive weekly for 3 weeks.

Administration: Mix 250 mg LINCOMIX Soluble Powder (100 mg lincomycin) with 20 g confectioners’/powdered sugar and dust over the top bars of the brood chamber.

Broiler Chickens: Directions For Use

Lincomix Soluble Powder Indications and Usage

LINCOMIX Soluble Powder is indicated for the control of necrotic enteritis caused by Clostridium perfringens susceptible to lincomycin.

Lincomix Soluble Powder Dosage And Administration

Dosage: Administer at a dose rate of 64 mg of lincomycin per gallon of drinking water.

Treatment Period: Start medication as soon as the diagnosis of necrotic enteritis is determined. If improvement is not noted within 24 to 48 hours, consult a licensed veterinarian or veterinary diagnostic laboratory to determine diagnosis. The drug should be administered for 7 consecutive days.

Administration: Each 160 gram bottle will medicate 1000 gallons of drinking water providing 64 mg/gallon and each 480 gram bottle will medicate 3000 gallons of drinking water providing 64 /gallon.

NOTE: After water medication is discontinued, a control program for necrotic enteritis may be followed by feeding lincomycin premix at 2 grams lincomycin per ton of complete feed.

Precautions

Discard medicated drinking water if not used within 2 days. Fresh stock solution should be prepared daily. Do not use the water treatment and the feed treatment simultaneously. Do not allow rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, horses, or ruminants access to water containing lincomycin. Ingestion by these species may result in severe gastrointestinal effects.

Swine: If clinical signs of bloody scours (watery, mucoid or bloody stools) have not improved during the first 6 days of medication, discontinue treatment and redetermine the diagnosis. Occasionally, swine fed lincomycin may within the first two days after the onset of treatment develop diarrhea and/or swelling of the anus. On rare occasions, some pigs may show reddening of the skin and irritable behavior. These conditions have been self-correcting within five to eight days without discontinuing the lincomycin treatment. The safety of lincomycin has not been demonstrated for pregnant swine or swine intended for breeding.

Chickens: Not for use in layer and breeder chickens.

Warning

Not for human use.

Residue Warnings

1. Swine: No drug withdrawal period is required before slaughter of swine receiving LINCOMIX Soluble Powder at the approved level of 250 mg per gallon of drinking water, nor before slaughter of birds receiving LINCOMIX Soluble Powder at the approved level of 64 mg per gallon of drinking water.

2. Honey bees: The drug should be fed early in the spring or late in the fall and consumed by the bees before the main honey flow begins, to avoid contamination of production honey. Complete treatments at least 4 weeks prior to main honey flow.

Store at Controlled Room Temperature 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F).

Restricted Drug (California)-Use Only as Directed

Made in China

Dist. by: Pharmacia & Upjohn Co., Div. of Pfizer Inc, New York, NY 10017

NET WT.

 

5.64 OZ (160 GRAMS)

 

16.92 OZ (480 GRAMS)

1453000

A73168-3

NAC No.: 10490294

ZOETIS INC.
333 PORTAGE STREET, KALAMAZOO, MI, 49007
Telephone:   269-833-4000
Customer Service:   800-733-5500 and 800-793-0596
Veterinary Medical Investigations & Product Support:   800-366-5288
Technical Services (USA):   800-366-5288
Website:   www.zoetis.com
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Lincomix Soluble Powder 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.

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