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SulfadiVed Soluble Powder

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SulfadiVed Soluble Powder

This treatment applies to the following species:
Company: Vedco

(Brand of Sulfadimethoxine)


SulfadiVed Soluble Powder Caution

Federal (USA) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

Each packet contains 3.34 oz (94.6 g) sulfadimethoxine in the form of the soluble sodium salt and disodium edetate.

Restricted Drug (California) - Use Only as Directed. Not for Human Use.

For Broiler and Replacement Chickens Only - Use for the treatment of disease outbreaks of coccidiosis, fowl cholera, and infectious coryza.

For Meat-producing Turkeys Only - Use for the treatment of disease outbreaks of coccidiosis and fowl cholera.

For Dairy Calves, Dairy Heifers, and Beef Cattle - Use for the treatment of shipping fever complex and bacterial pneumonia associated with Pasteurella spp. sensitive to sulfadimethoxine; and calf diphtheria and foot rot associated with Sphaerophorus necrophorus sensitive to sulfadimethoxine.


Dosage and Administration



Use Directions



Contents of packet to 50 gal of water



Contents of packet to 100 gal of water

Automatic Proportioners: To make stock solution, add contents of 5 packets to 2 gal of water for chickens and to 4 gal of water for turkeys. Set proportioner to feed at a rate of 1 fl oz stock solution per gal of water.

Treatment Period: 6 consecutive days

Dairy Calves, Dairy Heifers, and Beef Cattle

Dosage: 25 mg/lb first day followed by 12.5 mg/lb/day for 4 days


Sulfadimethoxine in Water

Water Consumption

Amount of Stock Solution for Cattle*


1 gal/100 lb body weight**


1 gal/150 lb body weight**

First Day Add

1 qt

10 gal

7 gal

2 qt

20 gal

14 gal

1 gal

40 gal

28 gal

Next 4 Days Add

1 qt

20 gal

14 gal

2 qt

40 gal

28 gal

1 gal

80 gal

56 gal

*Note: Make a cattle stock solution by adding 1 packet of Sulfadimethoxine Soluble Powder to 1 gal of water.

*Twenty fl oz of cattle stock solution will medicate 1-600 lb animal initially or 2-600 lb animals on maintenance dose. Contents of packet will medicate 6-600 lb animals initially or 12-600 lb animals on maintenance dose.

**This dosage recommendation is based on a water consumption of 1 gal per 100 lb of body weight per day, the expected water consumption rate for summer. Water consumption during cold months (winter) may drop markedly (30%-40%). Accordingly, adjustments must be made in the dilution rates to compensate for this and insure proper drug intake.

For treatment of individual cattle, Sulfadimethoxine Soluble Powder stock solution for cattle may be given as a drench.

Treatment Period: 5 consecutive days

SulfadiVed Soluble Powder Caution

Chickens and Turkeys - If animals show no improvement within 5 days, discontinue treatment and reevaluate diagnosis. Prepare a fresh stock solution daily. Handle the recommended dilutions (chickens 0.05% and turkeys 0.025%) as regular drinking water. Administer as sole source of drinking water and sulfonamide medication.

Chickens and turkeys that have survived fowl cholera outbreaks should not be kept for replacements or breeders.

Cattle - During treatment period, make certain that animals maintain adequate water intake. If animals show no improvement within 2 or 3 days, reevaluate diagnosis. Treatment should not be continued beyond 5 days.


Chickens and Turkeys - Withdraw 5 days before slaughter. Do not administer to chickens over 16 weeks (112 days) of age or to turkeys over 24 weeks (168 days) of age.

Cattle - Withdraw 7 days before slaughter. For dairy calves, dairy heifers and beef cattle only. A withdrawal period has not been established for this product in pre-ruminating calves.

Do Not Use in Calves to be Processed for Veal.

Vedco, Inc., 5503 Corporate Drive, St. Joseph, MO 64507

Net Wt.:



3.77 oz (107g)


Rev. 03/17

CPN: 1094318.1

Telephone:   816-238-8840
Toll-Free:   888-708-3326 (888-70VEDCO)
Fax:   816-238-1837
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the SulfadiVed Soluble Powder 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.

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