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DECCOX®

For the prevention of coccidiosis in ruminating and non-ruminating calves and cattle caused by Eimeria bovis and E. zuernii

DECCOX® is a nonantibiotic medication fed in starter programs to prevent coccidiosis, a disease that threatens newly arrived cattle that often have a compromised immune system. DECCOX can be fed in combination with AUREOMYCIN® or ChlorMax, which provide respiratory disease therapy. DECCOX also can be fed in combination with Rumensin® and with Rumensin + Tylan.®

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    • Developed specifically for coccidiosis
    • A nonantibiotic anticoccidial
    • Effective in preventing coccidiosis by stopping the development of coccidia early in the life cycle
    • Reduces treatment costs and performance losses associated with clinical outbreaks
    • The only anticoccidial medication approved for use in veal calves
    • Versatile applications in dairy (milk replacer, whole milk, complete feeds) and beef operations (top dress and complete feeds)
    • Approved for use in combination with AUREOMYCIN or ChlorMax to provide respiratory treatment and coccidiosis prevention.
  • DECCOX® Crumbles (Type B Medicated Feed)
     

    Feed consumption lb./100 lb,. body weight

    Required decoquinate level (g/ton)

    Lbs. of Type B DECCOX Crumbles per ton of Type C feed

     

     

    1X

    2.5X

    10X

    1

    45.4

    200

    80

    20

    2

    22.7

    100

    40

    10

    Mix DECCOX Type B Medicated Feed with nonmedicated feed ingredients to manufacture one ton of complete feed sufficient to provide 22.7 mg/100 lb. body weight. The table below provides examples of mixing rates per 100 lb. body weight that may be used based on feed consumptions.

    Feed for at least 28 days during periods of coccidiosis exposure or when it is likely to be a hazard. Complete feeds should be consumed within 7 days of manufacture.

    Provide plenty of fresh, clean water at all times.

    For the prevention of coccidiosis in ruminating and nonruminating claves (including veal calves) and cattle caused by Eimeria bovis and E. zuernii. Feed 22.7 mg/100 lbs. of body weight (0.5 mg/kg).

    DECCOX® - L (Type B Medicated Feed)

    Each pound of supplement contains 2271 mg of decoquinate. Before feeding mix with feed at the rate of 1 part supplement with 9 parts feed as in the following table. 
     

    Lbs. supplement

    Lbs. feed

    Total lbs. mixture

    Decoquinate mg/lb.

    10

    90

    100

    227

    50

    450

    500

    227

    100

    900

    1000

    227

    200

    1800

    2000

    227

     

    The resulting mixture should then be top dressed or mixed into the daily ration at a rate of 1/10 lb. per 100 lbs. of body weight- to provide 22/7 mg decoquinate/100 lbs. of body weight (0.5 mg/kg)-daily, as table below:
     

    Lbs. animal weight

    Lbs. of mixture per head per day

    Total lbs. daily for 100 head

    200

    0.2

    20

    400

    0.4

    40

    600

    0.6

    60

    800

    0.8

    80

    1000

    1

    100

    DECCOX ® (Type A Medicated Article)

    Thoroughly mix DECCOX into the ration at a rate to provide decoquinate at a daily dose of 22.7 mg/100 lbs. (0.5 mg/kg) of body weight. Feed for at least 28 days during periods of coccidiosis exposure or when experience indicates that coccidiosis is likely to be a hazard. Coccidiostats are not indicated for use in adult animals due to continuous previous exposure.

                   1. For supplements or top-dress
                       a. Dry supplements – Type C medicated product
    The table below shows the amount of DECCOX required per ton of supplement to provide the proper decoquinate levels per head daily.
     

    Lbs. DECCOX per ton of supplement

    Decoquinate levels

    Daily feeding
    rate per head

    g/ton

    %

    Mg/lb.

    16.7

    454

    0.05

    227

    1/10 lb./100 lbs. body weight

    33.4

    908

    0.1

    454

    1/10 lb./200 lbs. body weight

    41.75

    1136

    0.125

    568

    1/10 lb./250 lbs. body weight

                     
                        b. Dry supplements – Type B medicated product
     

    Lbs. DECCOX per ton of supplement

    Decoquinate levels

    Daily feeding
    rate per head

    g/ton

    %

    Mg/lb.

    167

    4542

    0.5

    2271

    * (See footnote)


    *This supplement must be mixed with grain at the rate of 1 part supplement with 9 parts grain. The resulting mixture contains 0.05% decoquinate and is then to be fed at the rate of 1/10 lb. per 100 lbs. body weight daily.

                      c. Liquid supplements – Type B medicated product

    (1) Add the appropriate amount of DECCOX to liquid supplement to provide the proper decoquinate level per head daily (see table below).
    (2) The pH of the supplement must be between 5.0 to 6.5.
    (3) Supplements must contain a suspending agent to maintain viscosity of not less than 500 centipoises.
     

    Lbs. DECCOX per ton of liquid supplement

    Decoquinate levels

    Daily feeding
    rate per head

    g/ton

    %

    Mg/lb.

    4.18

    114

    0.0125

    56.8

    1/10 lb./25 lbs. body weight

    8.36

    227

    0.025

    113.5

    1/10 lb./50 lbs. body weight

    1637

    454

    0.05

    227.0

    1/10 lb./100 lbs. body weight


                   2. For complete rations – Type C medicated product

    The table below shows the amount of DECCOX required per ton of complete feed to provide the proper decoquinate levels daily for animals weighing an average of 600 pounds.
     

    Lbs. DECCOX per ton of feed

    Decoquinate levels

    Daily feeding
    rate per head

    g/ton

    %

    Mg/lb.

    0.5

    13.6

    0.0015

    6.8

    20 lbs.

    0.7

    19.0

    0.0021

    9.5

    14.3 lbs.

    1.0

    27.2

    0.0030

    13.6

    10 lbs.


    The following formula can be used to calculate the amount of DECCOX (6% decoquinate) to be included in one ton of feed to provide the daily dosage of 22.7 mg decoquinate per 100 lbs. body weight.

     

    Avg. weight of individual
    animal to be medicated
    x 454

    Avg. pounds of medicated
    feed per animal, per day
    x 27,200
    = lbs. Deccox to be
    added per ton feed

    Note:
    Mix DECCOX in a ratio of 1:9 with ground grain prior to adding it to the mixer

Important Safety Information

Do not use DECCOX in cows producing milk for food.