Bovatec: Product Information

BOVATEC- lasalocid sodium granule
Zoetis Inc.

Lasalocid
Type A Medicated Article

Net wt 50 LB (22.68 kg)

Active ingredient

Each pound contains 90.7 grams (20%) of lasalocid (as lasalocid sodium activity) in a carrier suitable for incorporation in feed.

Important

Handling Information — Must be thoroughly mixed in feeds before use. When mixing and handling lasalocid Type A medicated articles, use protective clothing, impervious gloves and a dust mask. Avoid contact with eyes. Operators should wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling.

Mixing directions

This product should be further diluted in an intermediate blending step prior to mixing in the final feed. Do not feed undiluted.

1. Complete Feed

a. Intermediate blending: Mix 1 part of Bovatec 91 (Type A Medicated Article) with 17 parts of finely ground non-medicated feedstuffs to provide an intermediate preblend containing 5 grams of lasalocid per pound.b. Using the 5 g/lb intermediate preblend, the following table would apply to the manufacture of complete feeds:

Intended lasalocid concentration in the complete feed Add the following amounts of 5 grams per pound intermediate preblend per ton of complete feed mixed:
grams/ton mg/lb lbs/ton
10 5 2
15 7.5 3
30* 15 6

* Maximum approved concentration for complete feeds for cattle fed in confinement for slaughter and sheep in confinementc. Using the 5 g/lb intermediate preblend, the following table would apply to the manufacture of other complete feeds and supplements that do not require further mixing:

Daily feeding rate Desired daily lasalocid intake Add the following amounts of 5 grams per pound intermediate preblend per ton of feed or supplement mixed: Lasalocid will be present in the feed or supplement at the following concentration:
lbs/head/day mg/head/day lbs/ton grams/ton
1 60 24 120
200 80 400
300 120 600
2 60 12 60
200 40 200
300 60 300
3 60 8 40
200 26.7 133.5
300 40 200

2. Dry Supplement
a. Intermediate blending: Mix 1 part Bovatec 91 Type A Medicated Article with 3.5 parts of finely ground non-medicated feedstuffs to provide an intermediate preblend containing 20 grams of lasalocid per pound. For example, mix one 50 lb bag of Bovatec 91 Type A Medicated Article with 175 lbs of non-medicated feedstuffs.b. Using the 20 g/lb intermediate preblend, the following table would apply to the manufacture of dry supplements:

Intended lasalocid concentration in the supplement Add the following amounts of 20 grams per pound intermediate preblend per ton of supplement mixed:
grams/ton mg/lb lbs/ton
400 200 20
600 300 30
1000 500 50
1440 720 72
1600 800 80

c. Thoroughly mix supplement with sufficient non-medicated feedstuffs in accordance with the feeding rates listed in the use directions below.
3. Liquid Supplement Intended for Addition to Dry Feeds

a. Supplements with suspending agent(s) should be in a pH range of 4-8 and maintain physical stability for up to three months with a viscosity not less than 300 cps.
b. Conventional liquid supplements should be in a pH range of 4-8.
For liquid feeds stored in recirculating tank systems: Recirculate immediately prior to use for no less than 10 minutes, moving not less than 1 percent of the tank contents per minute from the bottom of the tank to the top. Recirculate daily as described even when not used.For liquid feeds stored in mechanical, air, or other agitation-type tank systems: Agitate immediately prior to use for not less than 10 minutes, creating a turbulence at the bottom of the tank that is visible at the top. Agitate daily as described even when not used.

Use directions

Species Dose Indications for use
Cattle Fed in Confinement for Slaughter 10-30 grams lasalocid per ton of total ration (90% dry matter) For improved feed efficiency in cattle fed in confinement for slaughter, feed continuously to provide not less than 100 mg nor more than 360 mg per head per day.
25-30 grams lasalocid per ton of total ration (90% dry matter) For improved feed efficiency and increased rate of weight gain in cattle fed in confinement for slaughter, feed continuously to provide not less than 250 mg nor more than 360 mg per head per day.
Pasture Cattle – slaughter, stocker, feeder cattle, and dairy and beef replacement heifers 60-300 mg lasalocid per head/day For increased rate of weight gain. The drug must be contained in at least 1 pound of feed and fed continuously on a daily basis.
60-300 mg lasalocid per head/day For increased rate of weight gain, feed continuously on a free-choice basis. A medicated feed mill license is required when free-choice feed is manufactured using a proprietary formula and/or specifications. Free-choice feed formulations must be FDA-approved.
Daily lasalocid intakes in excess of 200 mg per head per day have not been shown to be more effective than 200 mg lasalocid per head per day.
NOTE: Coccidiosis may occur when young pasture cattle are co-mingled with adult cattle passing coccidial oocysts.
Cattle 1 mg lasalocid per 2.2 lbs body weight/day For control of coccidiosis caused by Eimeria bovis and E. zuernii in cattle up to 800 lbs. Hand feed continuously to provide not more than 360 mg per day.
Sheep 20-30 grams lasalocid per ton of total ration (90% dry matter) For prevention of coccidiosis caused by Eimeria ovina, E. crandallis, E. ovinoidalis (E. ninakohlyakimovae), E. parva, and E. intricata in sheep maintained in confinement. Feed continuously to provide not less than 15 mg nor more than 70 mg per head per day depending on body weight.
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