Ralgro Magnum Implants

This page contains information on Ralgro Magnum Implants for veterinary use.
The information provided typically includes the following:
  • Ralgro Magnum Implants Indications
  • Warnings and cautions for Ralgro Magnum Implants
  • Direction and dosage information for Ralgro Magnum Implants

Ralgro Magnum Implants

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Intervet/Merck Animal Health

IMPLANTS IN CARTRIDGES

for steers fed in confinement for slaughter

Dosage: 72 mg zeranol

A single pull of the DUR-A-TRACT® injector trigger delivers the proper 72 mg dose (six-12 mg pellets per chamber). Note: In a clinical study evaluating several test doses of zeranol implants for feed efficiency (including 36 mg, 48 mg, and 72 mg doses), the 48 mg and 72 mg doses were shown to be superior to the 36 mg dose, but the 72 mg dose was not shown to be superior for feed efficiency to the 48 mg dose.

Manufactured by a non-sterilizing process.

RESTRICTED DRUG (CALIFORNIA), USE ONLY AS DIRECTED.

WARNING: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO SALVAGE IMPLANT SITE FOR HUMAN OR ANIMAL FOOD. IMPLANT PELLETS IN THE EAR ONLY. ANY OTHER LOCATION IS IN VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW.

 

Directions

For Using Ralgro® Magnum Implants

In Strip Cartridges With The Dur-a-tract® Pellet Injector

RALGRO MAGNUM implant is an anabolic agent that increases rate of weight gain and improves feed efficiency in steers fed in confinement for slaughter. RALGRO MAGNUM pellets are stable when stored at room temperature (15°-30°C/59°-86°) conditions. RALGRO MAGNUM pellets each contain 12 mg of zeranol. Six pellets are required for a 72 mg dose. Note: In a clinical study evaluating several test doses of zeranol implants for feed efficiency (including 36 mg, 48 mg, and 72 mg doses), the 48 mg and 72 mg doses were shown to be superior to the 36 mg dose, but the 72 mg dose was not shown to be superior for feed efficiency to the 48 mg dose.

Step 1

Each chamber of the plastic strip cartridge contains a full dose of RALGRO MAGNUM Implant. Insert the strip cartridge into the bottom of the DUR-A-TRACT Implanter with the open end of the inverted V pointing down and the arrow on the top of the cartridge pointing to the front (needle portion) of the implanter until the top wing is flush with the upper surface of the injector. To ensure proper seating, check window on the side of the implanter to ensure the pellet chamber is aligned with the plunger.

Step 2

Always use sharp needle. A dull needle tears tissue and makes proper implanting difficult.

Step 3

After appropriately restraining the animal to allow access to the ear, cleanse the skin at the implant needle puncture site.

Step 4

The implant site is subcutaneous, between the skin and the cartilage on the back of the ear and 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.

Step 5

Care should be taken to avoid injuring the major blood vessels or cartilage of the ear. Squeeze the trigger of the DUR-A-TRACT Implanter to deliver a full dose of RALGRO MAGNUM Implant. Keep trigger depressed while withdrawing the needle to be sure that RALGRO MAGNUM implants stay in place.

Step 6

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.

Step 7

Depress the advancement mechanism fully to ensure that the strip cartridge has advanced. Check in the window on the side of the DUR-A-TRACT Implanter to ensure that the next dose of RALGRO MAGNUM implant is properly aligned with the plunger and is ready to be delivered.

Schering-Plough Animal Health Corp., Union, NJ 07083.

Copyright © 1997, 1998, Schering-Plough Animal Health Corp.

All rights reserved.

NADA #38-233, Approved by FDA

20731613 Rev. 1/98

NAC No.: 10471701

INTERVET INC., MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH
556 MORRIS AVE., SUMMIT, NJ, 07901
Customer Service:   800-521-5767
Order Desk:   800-648-2118
Technical Service (Companion Animal):   800-224-5318
Technical Service (Livestock):   800-211-3573
Fax:   908-473-5560
Website:   www.merck-animal-health-usa.com
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Ralgro Magnum Implants 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.

Copyright © 2014 North American Compendiums. Updated: 2014-04-11

(web5)