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ALBON® BOLUSES

(sulfadimethoxine)

Albon® is a low-dose, rapidly absorbed, long-acting sulfonamide.

Albon is effective in the treatment of shipping fever complex and bacterial pneumonia associated with Pasteurella spp. sensitive to sulfadimethoxine; and calf diphtheria and foot rot associated with Fusobacterium necrophorum sensitive to sulfadimethoxine in cattle.

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    • Long-acting sulfonamide bolus.
    • Low dose provides rapid, sustained blood levels at higher levels than most other long-acting sulfonamides.
    • Low toxicity.
    • Approved for use in lactating dairy cows.
  • Albon should be administered to cattle so that the initial dose is equivalent to 25 mg/lb of body weight and each subsequent daily dose is equivalent to 12.5 mg/lb of body weight. Length of treatment will depend on clinical response. In most cases, treatment for 3-4 days is adequate. Treatment should not be continued beyond 5 days.

    The following tables show the dosage and dosage forms to be used for cattle of different weights.

    Albon Boluses, 5 g

    Dosage Schedule for Cattle: 200-600 lb of body weight

    Animal Weight, lb

    First Day

    Daily for the Following 3-4 Days

    200

    1 bolus

    1/2 bolus

    300

    1 1/2 boluses

    1 bolus

    400

    2 boluses

    1 bolus

    500

    2 1/2 boluses

    1 1/2 boluses

    600

    3 boluses

    1 1/2 boluses

    Albon Boluses, 15 g

    Dosage Schedule for Cattle: 600-1,200 lb of body weight

    Animal Weight, lb

    First Day

    Daily for the Following 3-4 Days

    600

    1 bolus

    1/2 bolus

    800

    1 1/2 boluses

    1 bolus

    1,000-1,200

    2 boluses

    1 bolus

    WARNINGS:

    Not for Human Use

    Milk taken from animals during treatment and for 60 hours (5 milkings) after the latest treatment must not be used for food.

    Do not slaughter animals for food purposes within 7 days following the last treatment.

    A withdrawal period has not been established for this product in preruminating calves.

    Do Not Use in Calves to be Processed for Veal.

    DISCARD MILK FOR 60 HOURS AFTER LAST TREATMENT

    DO NOT SLAUGHTER COW FOR 7 DAYS AFTER LAST TREATMENT

    PRECAUTIONS: During treatment period, make certain that animals maintain adequate water intake.

    If animals show no improvement within 2-3 days, reevaluate your diagnosis. Treatment should not be continued beyond 5 days.

    Store at Controlled Room Temperature 15°-30°C (59°-86°F)