Synovex PlusThis page contains information on Synovex Plus for veterinary use.
The information provided typically includes the following:
- Synovex Plus Indications
- Warnings and cautions for Synovex Plus
- Direction and dosage information for Synovex Plus
Synovex PlusThis treatment applies to the following species:
(trenbolone acetate and estradiol benzoate implants)
200 mg trenbolone acetate and 28 mg estradiol benzoate
SUBCUTANEOUS IMPLANTS FOR GROWING BEEF STEERS AND HEIFERS FED IN CONFINEMENT FOR SLAUGHTER
INDICATIONS FOR USE:
● For increased rate of weight gain and improved feed efficiency in growing beef steers fed in confinement for slaughter and for increased rate of weight gain in growing beef heifers fed in confinement for slaughter. SYNOVEX Plus® is not more effective than SYNOVEX Choice® (100 mg trenbolone acetate and 14 mg estradiol benzoate per implant) for increased rate of weight gain in growing beef steers fed in confinement for slaughter.
● For increased rate of weight gain for up to 200 days in growing beef steers and heifers fed in confinement for slaughter in a reimplantation program where SYNOVEX Choice® is the first implant and a SYNOVEX Plus® implant is administered 60 to 120 days later.
● Other than as described on the labeling, this implant is not approved for repeated implantation (reimplantation) with any other cattle ear implant in growing beef steers and heifers fed in confinement for slaughter as safety and effectiveness have not been evaluated.
Do not use in beef calves less than 2 months of age, dairy calves, and veal calves because effectiveness and safety have not been established.
Do not use in animals intended for subsequent breeding, or in dairy cows.
SYNOVEX Plus® (trenbolone acetate and estradiol benzoate implants) is a growth promoting implant containing 200 mg of trenbolone acetate and 28 mg of estradiol benzoate per implant. Each implant consists of 8 pellets. Ten implants are provided in each cartridge.
NOTE: Administration of a single SYNOVEX Plus® implant or its use in a reimplantation program with a SYNOVEX Choice® implant may result in decreased marbling scores when compared to non-implanted steers and heifers.
WITHDRAWAL PERIODS AND RESIDUE WARNINGS:
No withdrawal period is required when used according to labeling.
Do not use in beef calves less than 2 months of age, dairy calves, and veal calves. A withdrawal period has not been established for this product in pre-ruminating calves.
Do not use in dairy cows or in animals intended for subsequent breeding. Use in these cattle may cause drug residues in milk and/or in calves born to these cows.
Implant pellets subcutaneously in ear only. Any other location is a violation of Federal law. Do not attempt salvage of implanted site for human or animal food.
USER SAFETY WARNINGS: Not for use in humans. Keep out of reach of children.
ANIMAL SAFETY WARNINGS: Bulling has occasionally been reported in implanted steers and heifers. Vaginal and rectal prolapse, udder development, ventral edema and elevated tailheads have occasionally been reported in heifers administered SYNOVEX Plus® implants.
Directions For Use
Administer one SYNOVEX Plus® implant (eight pellets), containing 200 mg trenbolone acetate and 28 mg estradiol benzoate, to each steer or heifer by subcutaneous implantation in the middle-third of the ear. If using in a reimplantation program, reimplant steers or heifers with a SYNOVEX Plus® implant 60 to 120 days after administering a SYNOVEX Choice® implant.
Use only a SYNOVEX applicator. Approved implantation technique is fully described in the foldout carton section. Never sacrifice careful, clean technique for speed of implantation.
How To Implant Synovex Plus® Pellets
For Use With Any Synovex Applicator
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. Care should be taken to insure the hands of the person administering the implant are clean and only sanitary instruments are used.
Step 1 Loading The Applicator
Load the applicator following the directions outlined in the instruction manual accompanying each applicator.
Additional information for the individual applicator user guides can be found at: www.growwithsynovex.com.
Step 2 Restraint
The animal must be confined in a restraint mechanism (squeeze chute or head gate). The implant site on the back of the ear should be prepared by scrubbing with a firm bristled brush 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 center one-third of the ear as shown. To accomplish this, the applicator 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 abnormal sexual behavior. Care should be taken to avoid severing the major arteries of the ear.
Step 4 Insert Needle
Grasp the ear with one hand. Holding the applicator 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 applicator 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 squeezing the trigger completely. Refer to instructions for individual applicator.
Step 6 Inspection
Check the implant site. If properly administered, the implants should lie in a straight line under the skin.
Re-cock the applicator. Disinfect the applicator needle in a germicidal solution. The applicator is now ready to implant the next animal.
StorageStore unopened product at controlled room temperature 20°-25°C (68°-77°F) with excursions between 15°-30°C (59°-86°F). Avoid excessive heat and humidity. Use product before the expiration date on the label.
Once the pouch is opened, unused product may be stored in the end-folded pouch (away from light) for up to six months under refrigerated conditions 2°-8°C (36°-47°F) or at room temperature 20°-25°C (68°-77°F) with excursions between 15°-30°C (59°-86°F) for up to one month.
DisposalSYNOVEX Plus® waste materials should be disposed of according to prescribed Federal, State, and Local guidelines.
For a copy of the Safety Data Sheet or to report side effects, contact Zoetis Inc. at 1-888-963-8471. For additional information about reporting side effects for animal drugs, contact FDA at 1-888-FDA-VETS or http://www.fda.gov/reportanimalae.
SYNOVEX Choice® (trenbolone acetate and estradiol benzoate implants) is owned by Zoetis.
Manufactured By A Non-Sterilizing Process
Restricted Drug (California)-Use Only As Directed.
IMPORTANT: Read ALL sides of carton
Approved by FDA under NADA # 141-043
NET CONTENTS: 10 CARTRIDGES
One Cartridge Contains 10 implants (100 implants total)
Zoetis Inc., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Revision Date: April 2022
333 PORTAGE STREET, KALAMAZOO, MI, 49007
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