Poloxalene (POX) – Medicating Ingredient Brochure
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Status: Over the counter
Date of revision: November 2010
|Approved livestock species||Approved claim(s)
(abbreviated)Table note 1
|Withdrawal time||Name of approved brand(s)|
|Approved claims||Name of approved brand(s)||Drug concentration in DIN product|
|Claim 1||Bloat-Guard||Poloxalene at 530 g/kg|
Approved for use in meal feed
As an aid in the prevention of legume (alfalfa, clover) bloat in cattle.
Level of medicating ingredient in a complete feed
- Moderate bloat-producing conditions: Use a feed that will provide 1 g of poloxalene per 45.36 kg body weight daily.
- Severe bloat-producing conditions: Use a feed that will provide 2 g of poloxalene per 45.36 kg body weight daily.
Directions for use in a complete feed
Feeds containing poloxalene should be fed starting two or three days before the animals are exposed to bloat-producing conditions.
Repeat the feeding of the feed containing poloxalene when animals are exposed to bloat-producing conditions more than 12 hours from the last feeding of feed containing poloxalene.
- It is essential that each animal consume the total recommended dosage of poloxalene daily for adequate protection.
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