Iron Dextran For Goats

Iron Dextran Injection-200 is a sterile solution containing ferric hydroxide in complex with a low molecular weight dextran fraction equivalent to 200 mg elemental iron per mL with 0.5% phenol as a preservative. Iron Dextran Injection-200 is easy and economical to use. Injection into the ham is rapid, safe, effective, quickly absorbed by the blood and goes to work immediately. With Iron Dextran Injection-200, the right dosage can be given to every animal with assurance that it will be utilized. Iron deficiency anemia occurs commonly in the suckling pig, often within the first few days following birth.

As body size and blood volume increase rapidly from the first few days following birth, hemoglobin levels in the blood fall due to diminishing iron reserves which cannot be replaced adequately from iron in the sow’s milk. This natural deficiency lowers the resistance of the pig and scours, pneumonia or other infections may develop and lead to death of the animal. Pigs not hampered by iron deficiency anemia are more likely to experience normal growth and to maintain their normal level of resistance to disease. Adequate iron is necessary for normal, healthy, vigorous growth.

Features of Iron Dextran For Goats

Indications:

Prevention and treatment of anemia in piglets, calves and other animals.

Cyanocobalamin  is used for prophylaxis and treatment of anaemia in calves piglets.

Contra‑Indications:

Administration to animals with Vit E defiency or with diarrhoea.

Administration in combination with tetracyclines because of the interaction of iron with tetracyclines.

Dosage and Administration:

Administer intramuscularly (in the muscles of the hind legs) or subcutaneously.

Cattle/horses: 12 ml per 250 kg body weight.

Calves/foals: 4‑8 ml in first week.

Sheep/goats/dogs: 3 ml.

Piglets Prevention: 2 ml once at 3 days of age and 2 ml at 21 days.

Sows Prevention: 5 ml 2 weeks before farrowing.

Withdrawal time: None.

Storage: Keep closed in a cool and dry place, away from sunlight and safe from children.

Packing:

4 x 12 x 100 ml in 1 carton.

Uses/benefits of Iron Dextran For Goats

The major function of iron is as a component of hemoglobin, required for oxygen transport. It is also a component of certain enzymes. The major iron deficiency symptom is anemia. Anemia can also be caused by blood loss due to several factors, including injury, internal parasites such as barberpole worm or liver fluke, and a bad case of external parasites such as lice. Iron is stored in the liver, spleen and bone marrow. Milk is very low in iron; therefore, kids raised for a long time on milk alone will develop anemia. Soil contamination on forages can provide significant levels of dietary iron. Iron sulfate is a common means of adding iron to the diet. Forages in some areas have excessively high levels of iron that suppress utilization of other trace minerals.

Dosage and Administration

For the prevention of anemia due to iron deficiency, administer an intramuscular injection of 200 milligrams of elemental iron (1 mL) at 1 to 3 days of age. For the treatment of anemia due to iron deficiency, administer an intramuscular injection of 200 milligrams of elemental iron (1 mL) at the first signs of anemia.

Directions For Use

Disinfect rubber stopper of vial as well as site of injection. Use small needle (20 gauge 5/8 inch) that has been sterilized (boiled in water for 20 minutes). Injection should be intramuscular into the back of the ham. Place tension on the skin over the rear of the ham and inject to a depth of 1/2″ or slightly more.

Prices of Iron Dextran For Goats

$47.10 – $85.99

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