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Rumensin™ (Monensin as monensin sodium)

The essential ingredient!
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The essential ingredient!
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Rumensin™ Select (Monensin as monensin sodium)
Rumensin™ Select (Monensin as monensin sodium)

The essential ingredient!

Rumensin™ is an essential ingredient in supplementary feeds and is the only FDA-approved feed ingredient for lactating and dry cows that increases milk protein production under many conditions. Rumensin™ is a scientifically-proven rumen modifier that improves the health and performance of dairy cows. Rumensin™ Select has registered indications for increased milk protein production; as an aid in the reduction of bloat; and as an aid in the control of ketosis. It provides the optimum response at a recommended daily rate of 5 mL of concentrate per cow per day. Each 60 L drum contains 12,000 daily doses of the recommended daily dose rate, sufficient to treat 400 cows for 30 days.

Important Safety Information

Always read, understand, and follow label directions.

Withholding Periods

MEAT: NIL
MILK: NIL

Directions For Use

By law the user must take due care, obtaining expert advice when necessary, to avoid unnecessary pain and distress when using the product other than as directed on the label.
This product must not be used for growth promotion in cattle intended for human consumption.
Rumensin™ Select has been formulated for use with In-line Water Dispenser systems and with Power Drenching systems that are drawing from an agitated solution tank. It is not recommended for use in Individual-Trough Dispenser systems.

Recommended Daily Dose

Rumensin™ Select provides the optimum response at a recommended daily rate of 5ml of concentrate per cow per day. For Example: 1 litre of concentrate will treat 200 cattle for one day.

Administration

Rumensin™ Select can be administered to cows using in-line water dispenser systems or power drenching systems. It is not recommended for use in individual trough dispenser systems. It is not recommended for use in individual trough dispenser systems. Rumensin™ Select must be used with a continuous agitation system (e.g. Little Giant PE1.5 MDI SC pump) to ensure the active ingredient remains evenly suspended throughout the refilling/remixing interval (typically 24 hours).

Mixing directions for in-line water dispensers

  • Ensure that an agitator or agitation system is in use to provide continuous or regular agitation of the Solution Tank.
  • Before mixing other products with Rumensin™ Select, please consult your veterinarian for advice. Rumensin™ Select should be added to the Solution Tank last, after any other ingredients have been included and thoroughly mixed.
  • Follow the instructions for your particular in-line water dispenser system.
  • Measure the required daily volume of Rumensin™ Select based on 5 mL per cow per day. Pour slowly into the Dispenser Solution Tank and mix thoroughly with a cream stirrer or a similar stirring device. THOROUGH MIXING IS ESSENTIAL.
  • Ensure dispenser is calibrated to dispense ALL of the Solution Tank into the water supply WITHIN a 24-hour period. To help achieve this, ensure the Dispenser intake filter is placed as close as possible to the bottom of the Solution Tank and make up a fresh solution daily.

Mixing instructions for power drenching systems

  • Rumensin™ Select can be added directly to the drench reservoir without premixing.
  • Mix thoroughly before use.
  • If drenching in combination with magnesium oxide based products, add Rumensin™ Select after the magnesium oxide has fully hydrated. For optimum results allow 12 hours for hydration of the magnesium oxide.
  • Flush gun lines thoroughly before drenching begins to ensure Rumensin™ Select is evenly distributed through the lines.
  • If you have a NUMEDIC METERED DRENCH SYSTEM, add Rumensin™ Select to the main agitated drench tank.
  • Rumensin™ Select may be drenched once daily or twice daily. Ensure dose rate is adjusted to provide a total daily dose of 5 mL per cow per day.
  • During SEVERE BLOAT CHALLENGE, use 2.5 mL/cow, twice a day and consider supplementing with a conventional bloat drench in addition to Rumensin™ Select.

Precautions

Ingestion of monensin by dogs, horses and other equines may be fatal. Do not allow dogs, horses or other equines access to medicated water containing monensin. Thoroughly rinse any spills or residues of Rumensin™ Select from the drum, mixing buckets or floors to reduce exposure. Ensure recommended dose rate is not exceeded. Do not use concurrently with other Rumensin™ products. Do not treat cattle with products containing erythromycin, tiamulin or oleandomycin while using Rumensin™ Select.


NOTE: Bloat is unpredictable. As with any bloat treatment, HERD OBSERVATION IS STILL REQUIRED during bloat challenge periods.

CAUTION: Optimal bloat control is achieved when a 5 mL/cow/day dose is ingested. To allow consistent daily intakes when using Rumensin™ Select through in-line water treatment systems, ensure the Solution Tank is emptied on a daily basis. Wide variation in daily cattle water intakes may provide inconsistent bloat control to the herd. Individual animal treatment may be required in these situations.

Good practice for in-line water medication

  • Follow the instructions for your particular in-line water dispenser system.
  • Some compounds are incompatible with each other. Check with your veterinarian or nutritional advisor first and if in doubt, keep the number of products used to a minimum.
  • Dilute ingredients before adding to the solution tank and always mix the tank thoroughly, ideally using a cream stirrer. THOROUGH MIXING is essential.
  • Soluble powder products take time to hydrate or dissolve fully. For optimum results, use two solution tanks side-by-side to allow 24 hours ‘standing time’ so that all products are completely hydrated prior to use. Alternate the use of these solution tanks on a daily basis.
  • Ensure the dispenser is calibrated to dispense all of the solution tank into the water supply within a 24-hour period.
  • Use an in-line water meter to detect the presence of leaks and to monitor daily drinking behaviour for optimum dispenser calibration.
  • Use an agitation system to provide continuous agitation of the solution tank.
  • Check and clean the pump filter daily.
  • Check, and if necessary, adjust the dispenser calibration setting on a daily basis to ensure that the solution tank is as near to completely emptied each day. To achieve this, ensure the dispenser intake filter is placed as close as possible to the bottom of the solution tank.
  • Fit a ballcock to the bottom of the solution tank to prevent the dispenser running dry.
  • Make up a fresh solution tank every 24 hours.
  • Ensure that the solution tank is cleaned out at least monthly to remove any debris or insoluble materials that may have settled.
  • Monitor water pipes on a monthly basis for evidence of accumulating bacterial growth. If treatment is necessary, add a chlorine product to the solution tank. Do not add chlorine to solution tanks if zinc sulphate is used.

References

Registered pursuant to the ACVM Act 1997, No. A7450.
See www.foodsafety.govt.nz for registration conditions