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R-Pen

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Zoetis

Penicillin G Potassium

ANTIBIOTIC for Drinking Water

Nonsterile

Active Ingredient

0.500 or 1.0 billion units penicillin G potassium

Mix 1 packet (0.500 billion units) to 333 gallons water

Mix 1 packet (1.0 billion units) to 666 gallons water

R-Pen Indications

For treatment of erysipelas in turkeys (caused by Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae).

Dosage and Administration

Administer orally at a dosage of 1,500,000 units of penicillin per gallon (3.8 liters) of drinking water for 5 consecutive days.

Directions For Use

Combine contents of entire package (0.384 and 0.500 billion units) and approximately 1.5 pints of water, or entire package (1.0 billion units) and approximately 3 pints of water in glass or plastic container. Stir to dissolve. Allow the concentrated solution to stand until the foam disappears.

Automatic Watering Systems:

0.500 billion units - Pour the concentrated solution into a glass or plastic container, then add enough water to make 2.6 gallons (9.9 liters) of solution. [This amount of solution will medicate 333 gallons (1260 liters) of drinking water.]

1.0 billion units - Pour the concentrated solution into a glass or plastic container, then add enough water to make 5.2 gallons (19.7 liters) of solution. [This amount of solution will medicate 666 gallons (2521 liters) of drinking water.]

The automatic waterer should be adjusted to deliver 1 oz (30 ml) of stock solution per gallon (3.8 liters) of drinking water. In automatic watering systems, prepare fresh solutions every 12 hours.

Gravity Flow Watering Systems:

0.500 billion units - Pour the concentrated solution into enough water to make 333 gallons (1260 liters) of drinking water.

1.0 billion units - Pour the concentrated solution into enough water to make 666 gallons (2521 liters) of drinking water.

In gravity flow watering systems, prepare fresh solutions every 12 hours.

Drinking water prepared as directed above will contain 1,500,000 units of penicillin G per gallon (3.8 liters).

RESIDUE WARNINGS:

Treated turkeys must not be slaughtered for food during treatment and for one day after last treatment.

Do not use in turkeys producing eggs for human consumption.

Precautions

For best results, the treatment should be started at the first sign of infection. If improvement is not noted after 3 to 4 days of treatment, consult a poultry pathologist or veterinarian. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.

Store between 20°C - 25°C (68°F - 77°F) with excursions permitted between 15°C - 40°C (59°F - 104°F).

For Oral Use in Turkeys Only

Keep Out of Reach of Children

Restricted Drug (California) - Use only as directed.

Not for human use

ANADA #200-106, Approved by FDA

Distributed by: Zoetis Inc., Kalamazoo, MI 49007

8x0.500 B.U. packs/pail

13894800

12x1.0 B.U. packs/pail

13894600

NAC No.: 3690427.0

ZOETIS INC.
333 PORTAGE STREET, KALAMAZOO, MI, 49007
Telephone:   269-359-4414
Customer Service:   888-963-8471
Website:   www.zoetis.com
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Copyright © 2015 North American Compendiums. Updated: 2015-07-09

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