Vital E-300

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Vital E-300

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

Injectable Tocopherol

Active Ingredient(s): Each mL contains 300 I.U. of vitamin E (as d-alpha-tocopherol, a natural-source of vitamin E) compounded with 20% ethyl alcohol and 1% benzyl alcohol (preservative) in an emulsifiable base.

Vital E-300 Indications

VITAL E®-300 (natural-source of vitamin E) is a clear, sterile, non-aqueous solution of d-alpha-tocopherol for use as a supplemental source of natural vitamin E in swine, cattle and sheep.

Dosage and Administration

Injection by intramuscular or subcutaneous administration only. May be repeated. If the dosage is greater than 5 mL, equally divide the dosage and inject at two different sites.

Swine:

Sows and Gilts:

2 wks pre-partum

4-6 mL (1200-1800 I.U.)

2 wks pre-breeding

4-6 mL (1200-1800 I.U.)

Pigs:

At Birth

1-2 mL (300-600 I.U.)

Weaning

2-3 mL (600-900 I.U.)

Cattle (Dairy and Beef):

Cows and Heifers:

2-3 wks pre-partum

8-10 mL (2400-3000 I.U.)

At calving

8-10 mL (2400-3000 I.U.)

Calves:

At birth

4-6 mL (1200-1800 I.U.)

Weaning

4-6 mL (1200-1800 I.U.)

Yearlings

5-6 mL (1500-1800 I.U.)

Sheep:

Ewes:

2-3 wks pre-partum

4-5 mL (1200-1500 I.U.)

At lambing

4-5 mL (1200-1500 I.U.)

Lambs:

At birth

2-3 mL (600-900 I.U.)

Weaning

2-3 mL (600-900 I.U.)

Finishing Lambs

3-4 mL (900-1200 I.U.)

Precaution(s): Store between 2° and 30°C (36° and 86°F) in a dark place. Store partially used vials under refrigeration (36°-55°F).

Caution(s): Do not add water to solution.

Anaphylactoid or allergic reactions, which have resulted in deaths, abortions, and/or premature births, have been reported in individual animals as well as entire herds. Should such reactions or hypersensitivity occur, treat immediately with injection of epinephrine and/or antihistamines.

Do not exceed recommended dosage.

Warning(s): Not for human use. Keep out of reach of children.

Discussion: Natural tocopherols in feedstuffs can be destroyed through processing, ensiling, and storage. A reduced vitamin E intake can result in marginal deficiencies that may not be visible. Intramuscular or subcutaneous injections offer an efficient and rapid method to increase vitamin E status of animals.

Rev. 11/99

Presentation: 8.5 fl oz (250 mL) multi-dose amber glass vials (NDC 0061-1017-01).

NAC No.: 10472092

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