Decoquinate – MIB #50

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Revised December 2017

Approved Brands

  1. Deccox 6% Premix contains decoquinate at 60 g/kg (Zoetis Canada Inc.)
  2. Deccox-M Premix contains decoquinate at 8 g/kg (Zoetis Canada Inc.)

Approved for use

In feeds for broiler chickens, cattle (non-ruminating and ruminating calves and cattle) and lambs.

In milk replacers or whole milk for non-ruminating calves, including veal calves.

Approved claims

For starter, grower and finisher feeds for broiler chickens – Claim 1
For cattle and calves - Claim 2
For non-ruminating calves including veal calves – Claim 3
For lambs - Claim 4

Note: Claims, 1, 2 and 4 – approved with the use of Deccox 6% Premix
Claim 3 – approved with the use of Deccox-M Premix

Claim 1: As an aid in prevention of caecal and intestinal coccidiosis caused by Eimeria tenella, E. necatrix, E. acervulina, E. brunetti, E. maxima and E. mivati in broiler chickens.

Level of Drug:

30 mg/kg (0.003%) of decoquinate in the complete feed.

Directions:

Feed this medicated feed as the sole ration from day-old to slaughter.

Warning:

  1. No withdrawal period is required when this medicated feed is fed at the approved level of 30 mg/kg of decoquinate in the complete feed.
  2. Do not feed to laying birds producing eggs for human consumption.
  3. Keep out of reach of children. (Required on premix and supplement labels only.)

Caution:

  1. Do not use this medicated feed for treatment of outbreaks of coccidiosis.
  2. Consult a veterinarian or poultry pathologist if losses exceed 0.5% in a 2 day period.

Claim 2: As an aid in the prevention of coccidiosis caused by Eimeria bovis and Eimeria zuernii in non-ruminating and ruminating calves and cattle.

Level of drug in complete feeds or complete diet:

At a level which will provide 0.5 mg decoquinate per kg body weight per day.

Additional information to be added to feed labels

  • Complete diet refers to the complete feed plus the roughage.

Directions:

Feed continuously for at least 28 days during periods when coccidiosis is likely to be a hazard.

Warning:

  1. No withdrawal period is required when this medicated feed is fed at the recommended rate of 0.5 mg decoquinate per kg body weight per day.
  2. Do not feed to lactating dairy cattle producing milk for human consumption.
  3. Keep out of reach of children. (Required on premix and supplement labels only.)

Caution:

  1. Do not use this medicated feed for treatment of an outbreak of coccidiosis.

Claim 3: As an aid in the prevention of coccidiosis caused by Eimeria bovis and Eimeria zuernii in non-ruminating calves including veal calves.

Level of drug in milk replacers or whole milk:

At a level which will provide 0.5 mg decoquinate per kg body weight per day.

Directions:

Feeding Directions: Feed each calf on an individual basis continuously for at least 28 days; feed at least twice daily.

Mixing Directions: Stir or agitate for 5 minutes before and during feeding. Do not use in bulk feeding systems.

Additional information to be added to feed labels

  • Failure to properly mix and feed this product may result in underdosing or overdosing some animals due to settling out of the drug.

Warning:

  1. Do not feed to lactating dairy cattle.
  2. Keep out of reach of children. (Required on premix and supplement labels only.)

Caution:

  1. Do not use this medicated milk replacer for treatment of an outbreak of coccidiosis.

Claim 4: As an aid in the prevention of coccidiosis caused by pathogenic Eimeria spp. in lambs fed in confinement.

Level of drug in complete feeds or complete diet:

At a level which will provide 0.5 mg decoquinate per kg of body weight per day.

Additional information to be added to feed labels

  • Complete diet refers to the complete feed plus the roughage.

Directions:

Feed for at least 28 days during periods of coccidiosis exposure, or when experience indicates that coccidiosis is likely to be a hazard.

Warning:

  1. No withdrawal period is required when this medicated feed is fed at the recommended rate of 0.5 mg decoquinate per kg of body weight per day.
  2. Do not use in lactating ewes producing milk for human consumption.
  3. Keep out of reach of children. (Required on premix and supplement labels only.)

Caution:

  1. This product should only be used in lambs infected, or likely to become infected, with Eimeria spp.
  2. The use of decoquinate will maintain normal growth under conditions of coccidial challenge but does not improve growth of healthy lambs.
  3. Efficacy of decoquinate treatment during clinical outbreaks of coccidiosis in lambs has not been demonstrated.

Accepted Compatibilities

Nil

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