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Engain 20 (Canada)

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Engain 20

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Zoetis

DIN 02426447

Ractopamine Hydrochloride Premix

Veterinary Use Only

FOR USE IN SWINE FINISHER FEED FOR BARROWS AND GILTS ONLY

FOR USE IN HEAVY TURKEY FINISHER FEED FOR TOMS AND HENS

Warnings

No withdrawal period is required in swine or turkeys when treated according to the label. When mixing and handling ENGAIN 20, use protective clothing, impervious gloves, and a dust mask. Operators should wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling. If accidental eye contact occurs, immediately rinse thoroughly with water. The active ingredient in ENGAIN 20 is ractopamine hydrochloride. Ractopamine hydrochloride is a beta-adrenergic agonist. Individuals with cardiovascular disease should exercise special caution to avoid exposure.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

Active Ingredient

Ractopamine hydrochloride, 20 g per kg of premix

Engain 20 Indications

Swine:

1. For increased carcass leanness and increased dressing percent.

2. For improved rate of weight gain and feed efficiency.

Heavy Turkeys:

3. For increased rate of weight gain and improved feed efficiency in heavy finishing tom turkeys when fed for the last 14 days prior to slaughter.

4. For increased rate of weight gain and improved feed efficiency in heavy finishing hen turkeys when fed for the last 7 to 14 days prior to slaughter.

Dosage and Administration

Swine:

Claim 1: Feed at the rate of 10 grams per tonne (1,000 kg) of feed (90% dry matter basis) ractopamine HCl in swine finisher rations.

Claim 2: Feed at the rate of 5 to 10 grams per tonne (1,000 kg) of feed (90% dry matter basis) ractopamine HCl in swine finisher rations.

Heavy Turkeys:

Claim 3: Feed at the rate of 5 to 9 grams per tonne (1,000 kg) of feed (90% dry matter basis) ractopamine HCl to heavy finishing tom turkeys.

Claim 4: Feed at the rate of 5 to 9 grams per tonne (1,000 kg) of feed (90% dry matter basis) ractopamine HCl to heavy finishing hen turkeys.

IMPORTANT: Must be thoroughly mixed in feeds before use. Do not feed undiluted.

Mixing Directions:

Swine:

Claim 1: Thoroughly mix 500 grams of ENGAIN 20 in 1,000 kg of complete swine feed (90% dry matter basis) to provide 10 g ractopamine HCl per tonne of feed. To insure adequate mixing, an intermediate blending step should be performed prior to manufacturing a complete feed.

Claim 2: Thoroughly mix 250 to 500 grams of ENGAIN 20 in 1,000 kg of complete swine feed (90% dry matter basis) to provide 5 to 10 g of ractopamine HCl per tonne of feed. To insure adequate mixing, an intermediate blending step should be performed prior to manufacturing a complete feed.

Heavy Turkeys:

Claims 3 and 4: Thoroughly mix 250 to 450 grams of ENGAIN 20 in 1,000 kg of complete turkey feed (90% dry matter basis) to provide 5 to 9 g of ractopamine HCl per tonne of feed. To insure adequate mixing, an intermediate blending step should be performed prior to manufacturing a complete feed.

Feeding Directions:

Swine: Feed continuously as the sole ration to finishing swine intended for slaughter (minimum 70 kg starting weight until slaughter, for no longer than 6 weeks). To obtain the performance benefits of ractopamine HCl, diets must contain a minimum of 16% crude protein, or its equivalent obtained by amino acid (0.85 - 0.95% lysine) fortification. Dietary specifications should be determined in consultation with a recognized nutritional advisor in order to optimize ENGAIN 20 effects on performance, carcass parameters and pork quality.

Heavy Turkeys: Feed continuously as the sole ration to heavy finishing tom turkeys for the last 14 days prior to slaughter. Feed continuously as the sole ration to heavy finishing hen turkeys for the last 7 to 14 days prior to slaughter.

Turkeys growing at or near their genetic potential may not be able to respond to ENGAIN 20 unless sufficient lysine intake is achieved. Dietary specifications for nutrients should be determined in consultation with a recognized nutritional advisor in order to optimize ENGAIN 20 effects on turkey performance.

Cautions:

Do not feed to breeding swine.

Do not feed to pigs intended to be retained for breeding.

The use of this product in pigs finishing over 132 kg body weight has not been studied.

Pigs fed ENGAIN 20 may be at an increased risk for exhibiting the fatigued/downer pig syndrome particularly when marketed at high body weights. Pig handling methods to reduce the incidence of fatigued/downer pigs should be thoroughly evaluated prior to initiating the use of ENGAIN 20.

Feeding ractopamine hydrochloride to tom turkeys during periods of excessive heat can result in increased mortality.

Not for turkeys intended for breeding.

Adverse Reactions

Swine:

Reported adverse events associated with ractopamine hydrochloride use in swine include musculoskeletal disorders, downer pigs, increased mortality which is often associated with handling or transportation, behavioural changes, hyperexcitability, and lack of efficacy. Proper handling techniques and reduction of stress associated with transportation may help to reduce the risk of mortality, musculoskeletal disorders and downer pigs.

Turkeys:

Reported adverse events associated with ractopamine hydrochloride use in turkeys include alterations in behaviour, hyperexcitability, hyperactivity, musculoskeletal or cutaneous injury, and increased mortality which is often associated with handling or transportation.

Storage

Store between 15 and 30°C.

Zoetis and Engain are trademarks of Zoetis or its licensors, used under license by Zoetis Canada Inc.

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Not for Human Use

Zoetis Canada Inc, Kirkland QC H9H 4M7

Net

 

10 kg

2370-78-0

30435700

NAC No.: 1198497.0

ZOETIS CANADA INC.
16,740 TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY, KIRKLAND, QC, H9H 4M7
Order Desk:   800-663-8888
Technical Services Canada:   800-461-0917
Technical Services USA:   800-366-5288
Website:   www.zoetis.ca
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Engain 20 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.

Copyright © 2016 North American Compendiums. Updated: 2016-08-21

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