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BOVATEC®

Boost feed efficiency and gain in starting cattle without compromising feed intake.

To maximize your profit potential in starting cattle, there’s no better ionophore than BOVATEC®. Unlike Rumensin®, BOVATEC:

  • Won’t compromise feed intake1-4
  • Is labeled to promote average daily gain (ADG) in cattle fed in confinement for slaughter
  • Is approved for combination feeding with AUREOMYCIN®, the beef industry’s No.1 chlortetracycline
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  • Nothing has more impact on the future performance and profitability of your cattle than the starting phase:

    • Weaning and on-arrival stress can throw calves off feed and predispose them to disease
    • Getting calves on feed and water as soon as possible can minimize health challenges

    A nutritious starter ration, with the right ingredients, can:

    • Help ensure adequate feed intake for maximum growth potential
    • Support strong immune systems so cattle can fight disease

    As a critical part of any starter ration, there’s no better ionophore than BOVATEC®. This unique feed additive helps:

    • Promote feed efficiency and jump-start gain
    • Boost growth, reducing days on feed for maximum profits
  • BOVATEC® covers the six critical Cs for starting cattle:

    Consumption

    • Does not depress feed intake like Rumensin® 1-4
    • Cattle get on feed quickly
    • Improves feed efficiency
    • Boosts average daily gain in cattle fed in confinement for slaughter, unlike Rumensin

    Coccidiosis

    • Controls this sometimes-deadly disease in arriving cattle
    • Coccidiosis is controlled from day one because cattle receive the full dose on arrival

    Control of disease

    • Can be fed with AUREOMYCIN®, which is effective against:
      • Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) caused by Pasteurella spp.
      • Enteric diseases caused by Escherichia coli
    • AUREOMYCIN also controls active anaplasmosis infections
    • Healthy cattle are more efficient at converting feed to gain

    Compliance

    • Approved for use with:
      • AUREOMYCIN, unlike Rumensin
      • MGA®, Tylan® and oxytetracycline
    • Combination approvals ensure feed program compliance

    Convenience

    • No step-up program required
    • Dry form available in minerals, range cubes and tubs
    • The only liquid ionophore on the market

    Cost/return on investment (ROI)

    • Compared with cattle fed Rumensin, those fed BOVATEC with AUREOMYCIN achieved a $16.73 per head advantage in an 80-day grow period5,6
    • Compared with cattle fed Rumensin (grow)/Rumensin and Tylan (finish), cattle fed BOVATEC with AUREOMYCIN in a 178-day grow period:
      • Gained a $2.62 per head advantage5, 7
      • Would have reached market weight 6 days sooner if fed to the same final weight5,8
  • Unlike Rumensin®, BOVATEC® is approved for use with AUREOMYCIN®. BOVATEC enhances rumen bacterial activity so cattle focus their energy on efficiently converting feed to gain. And broad-spectrum AUREOMYCIN helps fight diseases associated with on-arrival stress and commingling of cattle. It helps:

    • Treat and control bacterial pneumonia caused by Pasteurella spp.
    • Treat enteritis caused by Escherichia coli
    • Control active anaplasmosis infections

    A 25-pound advantage

    An 80-day feedyard study5 showed that, compared with cattle fed Rumensin, those fed BOVATEC and AUREOMYCIN gained more weight and experienced greater feed efficiency:

    BOVATEC AUREOMYCIN feed efficiency

    Greater profits, faster finish

    Compared with cattle fed Rumensin, those fed BOVATEC with AUREOMYCIN achieved a $16.73 per head advantage in an 80-day grow period5,6

    Compared with cattle fed Rumensin (grow)/Rumensin and Tylan (finish), cattle fed BOVATEC with AUREOMYCIN in a 178-day grow period:

    BOVATEC AUREOMYCIN six days
    • Gained a $2.62 per head advantage5,7
    • Would have reached market weight 6 days sooner if fed to the same final weight5,8
  • Species

    Dose

    Indications for use

    Feedlot Cattle

    10 to 30 grams lasalocid per ton of total ration (90% dry matter)

     

    25 to 30 grams lasalocid per ton of total ration (90% dry matter)

    For improved feed efficiency in cattle being fed in confinement for slaughter, feed continuously to provide not less than 100 mg or more than 360 mg per head per day.

    For improved feed efficiency and increased rate of weight gain in cattle being fed in confinement for slaughter, feed continuously to provide not less than 250 mg or more than 360 mg per head per day.

    Pasture cattle — slaughter, stocker, feeder cattle, and dairy and beef replacement heifers

    60 to 300 mg lasalocid per head per 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.

    For increased weight gain, feed continuously on a free-choice basis. A medicated feed mill license is required to manufacture free-choice feeds using a proprietary formula and/or specifications.

    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 commingled with adult cattle passing coccidial oocysts.

    Cattle

    1 mg lasalocid per 2.2 pounds body weight per day

    For control of coccidiosis caused by Eimeria bovis and E. zuernii in cattle up to 800 pounds: Hand-feed continuously to provide not more than 360 mg per day. 

  • 1Zoetis Trial MC013-07-AULA13 (Colorado study).
    2Zoetis Trial MC014-07-AULA13 (South Dakota study).
    3Zoetis Trial MC014-07-AULA13 (Oklahoma study).
    4Zoetis Trial MC017-07-AULA13 (New Mexico study).
    5Zoetis Study MC013-06-AULA13, 2007.
    6Overall (80-day grow period): purchase price $150/cwt, ration cost $350/ton (DM basis), equity (cattle and feed) 50%, interest rate 4%, processing $26/head and medicine $2.50/head. BOVATEC + AUREOMYCIN: initial body weight (BW) 628 lbs., average daily gain (ADG) 3.74 lbs. and DM intake (DMI) 17.26 lbs. Rumensin: initial BW 627 lbs., ADG 3.44 lbs. and DMI 16.51 lbs.
    7Overall (178-day grow-finish period): purchase price $150/cwt, ration cost $380/ton (DM basis), equity (cattle and feed) 50%, interest rate 4%, processing $26/head and medicine $2.50/head. BOVATEC + AUREOMYCIN: initial BW 628 lbs., ADG 4.12 lbs. and DMI 21.66 lbs. Rumensin and Rumensin + Tylan: initial BW 627 lbs., ADG 3.99 lbs. and DMI 20.96 lbs.
    8BOVATEC + AUREOMYCIN: initial BW 628 lbs., ADG 4.12 lbs. and 175 days on feed (DOF) to reach final BW 1,350 lbs. Rumensin + Tylan: initial BW 627 lbs., ADG 3.99 lbs. and 181 DOF to reach final BW 1,350 lbs.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:  Do not use AUREOMYCIN in calves to be processed for veal.