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Synovex S (Canada)

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Synovex S

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Manufacturer: Zoetis

STEER IMPLANTS

DIN 00262056

For increasing weight gain and feed efficiency in steers weighing 185-450 kg.

Veterinary Use Only

Active Ingredients

Each implant (contents of one cartridge cell) contains: 200 mg Progesterone, 20 mg Estradiol benzoate.

Directions For Use

For subcutaneous ear implantation only. Implant complete contents of one cartridge cell (one implant) per steer. The proper implantation technique is fully described in the enclosed leaflet.

Instructions

Study the following instructions carefully, then proceed step by step, until the technique becomes routine. Many head can be implanted per hour by an experienced team, one member of which should be assigned to do nothing but the implantation. Keep hands clean and use sanitary instruments only.

Warning

Do not use in calves to be processed for veal. Implant SYNOVEX in the ear only; any other location may result in condemnation of the carcass. Do not attempt to salvage the implanted ear for human or animal food. Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children.

Step 1 Loading The Implanter

Load the implanter following the directions outlined in the instruction manual accompanying each implanter.

Step 2 Restraint

The animal must be confined in a restraint mechanism (squeeze chute or headgate). The implant site on the back of the ear should be prepared by scrubbing with a generous-sized piece of cotton that has been soaked in a germicidal solution.

Note: If implanting horned cattle, greater safety is provided when the head is controlled by the use of a bull lead (nose tongs).

Step 3 Implant Site

Divide the ear into three imaginary sections as illustrated. The implanted pellets should be deposited in the centre one-third of the ear as shown. To accomplish this, the implanter needle should be inserted in the outer one-third of the ear as indicated by the “X” in the illustration. Implanting too close to the head may cause bulling. Care should be taken to avoid severing the major arteries of the ear.

Step 4 Insert Needle

Just before grasping the ear with one hand, release the safety by striking the butt of the gun. Holding the implanter firmly with the other hand, penetrate the skin at the point shown by the “X”. Thrust the needle under the skin taking care not to penetrate the cartilage. Ease the implanter forward (toward the base of the ear) until the full needle length is beneath the skin.

Step 5 Pellet Implantation

When the needle is completely inserted activate the instrument by backward pressure on the trigger. Do not withdraw the needle, but allow the automatic needle retractor to release the pellets. This will allow the pellets to be deposited in a straight line in the path of the retracted needle.

Step 6 Inspection

Check the implant site. If properly administered, the implants should lie in a straight line under the skin. Disinfect the implanter needle in a germicidal solution and recock the instrument by rotating the cocking grip left, pull back, rotate right, then push all the way forward. You are now ready to implant the next animal.

IMPORTANT: Proper cleansing of skin implantation area and the use of a clean implanter will prevent skin infection. When inserting the needle, keep it just beneath the skin - do not allow the needle point to injure the ear cartilage. If implantation is performed during the fly season, use a fly repellent on the needle insertion area following pellet implantation.

Synovex S Caution

Bulling, rectal prolapse, ventral edema and elevated tailheads have occasionally been reported in steers implanted with SYNOVEX S.

Contraindications

SYNOVEX S is not recommended for use in staggy (bulling) or extremely restless animals. Not intended for use in breeding animals.

Good management practice is to separate “bullers” from the herd.

Storage

Do not freeze - store at 10° to 27°C. Avoid excessive heat and humidity and protect from sunlight.

NET CONTENTS 100 IMPLANTS FOR STEERS

Wyeth Animal Health, Division of Wyeth Canada, Guelph, Ontario N1K 1E4

® Licensed user of Synovex Plus

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A6062E

NAC No.: 11984101

ZOETIS CANADA
16,740 TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY, KIRKLAND, QC, H9H 4M7
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Website:   www.zoetis.ca
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Synovex S information published above. However, it remains the responsibility of the readers to familiarize themselves with the product information contained on the Canadian product label or package insert.

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