Ralgro (Canada)This page contains information on Ralgro for veterinary use.
The information provided typically includes the following:
- Ralgro Indications
- Warnings and cautions for Ralgro
- Direction and dosage information for Ralgro
RalgroThis treatment applies to the following species:
BRAND OF ZERANOL
Implants In Cartridges
For Beef Cattle
For Veterinary Use Only
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Single implantation: for increased rate of weight gain and for improved feed conversion of suckling and weaned beef cattle, growing beef cattle, feedlot steers, feedlot heifers, and replacement heifers between 30 days of age and weaning.
Sequential (or repeated) implantation: for increased weight gain and improved feed conversion of suckling and weaned beef calves, growing beef cattle, feedlot steers, replacement heifers between 30 days of age and weaning, and for increased weight gain in feedlot heifers. Implanting may be repeated as often as good husbandry practice allows throughout the growing and finishing phases of the animal's life.
Do not use in calves to be processed for veal. Do not use in dairy cattle. Implant pellets in the ear only, any other location may result in violation of law. Do not attempt to salvage implant site for human or animal food. Keep out of reach of children.
Replacement heifers should not be implanted before 30 days of age or after weaning. Transitory signs, such as teat enlargement, may be observed. Do not use in breeding bulls of any age.
StorageStore between 15° and 30°C.
Dosage36 mg (3 IMPLANT PELLETS, EACH CONTAINING 12 mg ZERANOL)
DIRECTIONS FOR USING RALGRO® IN CARTRIDGES WITH RALOGUN™ PELLET INJECTOR
Each chamber of the plastic RALGRO cartridge contains a full dose of RALGRO. Insert the cartridge in the magazine of the RALOGUN with the hole in the axle of the cartridge pointed toward the handle of the RALOGUN. After snapping into place, rotate cartridge clockwise to assure proper seating, then check window at top to assure that pellet chamber is aligned with plunger.
Always use sharp needle. A dull needle tears tissue and makes proper implanting difficult. Be sure that needle is fully seated in RALOGUN. This insures that pellets will be expelled from the needle as RALOGUN plunger is extended. Failure to set the needle could cause the last pellet to be left in the needle and not implanted.
After appropriately restraining the animal to allow access to the ear, cleanse the skin at the implant needle puncture site.
The Implant Is Administered Subcutaneously Between The Skin And Cartilage So The Implant Is Deposited On The Back, Middle Third Of The Ear Below The Midline Of The Ear. The Implant Must Not Be Placed Closer To The Head Than The Edge Of The Auricular Cartilage Ring Farthest From The Head. The Location For Insertion Of The Needle Is A Point Toward The Tip Of The Ear And At Least A Needle Length Away From The Intended Deposition Site. Care Should Be Taken To Avoid Injuring The Major Blood Vessels Or Cartilage Of The Ear. Squeeze Trigger Of The Ralogun To Deliver A Full Dose Of Ralgro. Keep Trigger Depressed While Withdrawing The Needle To Be Sure That Ralgro Implants Stay In Place.
Wipe needle with cotton or gauze moistened with alcohol or other suitable disinfectant. Do not dip needle in solution because solution clinging to inside of needle will cause plugging of needle.
Rotate cartridge in the direction of arrow until a new dose is visible and centered in window. The RALOGUN is now ready for next implantation.
Ten 24-dose Cartridges
240 DOSES (24 doses per cartridge) Product Code: 0184015
Intervet Canada Corp., Kirkland Quebec, H9H 4M7
1 888 306-0069
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