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Sav-A-Pig Oral IronThis page contains information on Sav-A-Pig Oral Iron for veterinary use.
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- Sav-A-Pig Oral Iron Indications
- Warnings and cautions for Sav-A-Pig Oral Iron
- Direction and dosage information for Sav-A-Pig Oral Iron
Sav-A-Pig Oral IronThis treatment applies to the following species:
Ingredients: Ferrous Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Dried Torula Yeast, Guar Gum, Artificial Flavoring, Water.
Sav-A-Pig Oral Iron Indications
SAV-A-PIG® Oral Iron is a chelated oral supplement for suckling pigs.
Directions For Use
Always shake just before reusing.
Colostrum: Vital for newborn piglets. It allows the sow to pass on antibodies to help piglets ward off infection and disease. They should nurse immediately; test within 15 minutes of birth and definitely within 2 hours. Colostrum must be absorbed by pigs for first 6-8 hours, and piglets should be active and nursing well before giving Oral Iron.
Timing: For best results, give 2 cc (one pump) from 12 hours to 24 hours after farrowing. Before dosing be sure all piglets are nursing, especially small weak pigs.
For best efficiency, many do their entire processing routine (clip eye teeth, apply iodine to navel, etc.) within the 12 to 24 hour time slot.
If you wait until after 24 hours, pigs will be less likely to absorb iron due to “gut closure”. After this, giving Oral Iron is still worthwhile, it is just not quite as efficient.
In most cases, one pump is all they need. Fastest growing piglets may require a second pump at 7-10 days.
Proper Oral Administration: While holding pig's head parallel to floor, carefully insert pump dispenser spout just inside mouth of pig, slightly above center of tongue. Do not force product down throat (inhalation of any foreign matter into lungs may cause pneumonia or suffocation).
Push plunger just once for each pig. Each stroke gives 2 cc, with 100 mg of Iron and 10 cc of Copper.
Precaution(s): Store and use at room temperature.
Housekeeping: Pump will perform best if you rinse it clean after use, and re-seal container with cap. Product may thicken from evaporation. Restore consistency with distilled water and shake well.
Warning(s): Not for human use.
Keep out of reach of children.
Side EffectsPossible Side Effects: Oral Iron is designed to make iron easily available to the pig. Unfortunately, as iron becomes more available to the pig, it also becomes more available to bacteria present in the digestive tract.
Certain strains of intestinal bacteria can multiply to a pathological level in the presence of iron and produce toxins. These can cause vomiting, scouring, or even death if left untreated for too long.
These instances are rare, but may occur. Watch pigs carefully after using the supplement it may be necessary to follow the iron treatment with an appropriate scours treatment. We suggest you consult a veterinarian.
Presentation: 1 gallon, 4 per case.
NAC No.: 14900032
16719 IREDALE PATH, LAKEVILLE, MN, 55044
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