ZEROMEC™ Premix for Pigs
For the treatment and control of gastrointestinal roundworms, kidney worms, lungworms, lice, and mange mites in pigs.
6 g/kg IVERMECTIN
1. Growing Pigs
The recommended dose level, 100 μg/kg liveweight daily for seven days, is obtained for growing pigs eating feed equal to 5% of their liveweight by including ivermectin in complete ration at 2 g per metric tonne (2 ppm) of feed and fed ad libitum. This is achieved by including 333 g ZEROMEC Premix for Pigs in each tonne (1000 kg) of final feed. ZEROMEC Premix for Pigs should be thoroughly mixed in the finished mash feed and fed continuously as the only ration for seven consecutive days.
2. Adult Pigs: Basic Limit Feeding (Sows and Boars)
The limit feeding of sows and boars to control rate of growth and total liveweight requires that ivermectin be mixed in the feed at a concentration to permit adequate treatment within the feed allocation of each animal. The recommended dose of 100 μg/kg liveweight daily for 7 days is obtained for adult animals by thoroughly mixing 1.66 kg of ZEROMEC Premix for Pigs into 1 tonne (1000 kg) of finished feed to supply 10g ivermectin per tonne (10 ppm). This feed should be fed at the rate of 1 kg/100 kg liveweight daily for 7 consecutive days.
Animals should not be given any additional feed on a daily basis until the medicated feed is totally consumed. To achieve good dispersion in medicated feed for adult pigs, it is recommended that each 1kg ZEROMEC Premix for Pigs be diluted with 14kg of finely ground feed ingredients to provide an intermediate premix. Twenty-five kg of this intermediate premix should be added to each tonne (1000 kg) of finished feed to provide 10 g ivermectin per tonne (10 ppm).
3. Adults Pigs: Mixing Calculations for Sows on Varying Feed Intakes
As sow feeding practices vary during the different phases of their reproduction cycle (ie, limited feeding during gestation and ad libitum during lactation), the inclusion rate of ivermectin per metric tonne of complete feed must be adjusted accordingly to obtain the 100 μg/kg recommended treatment level. As an example, the following inclusion rates for ZEROMEC Premix for Pigs (6 g/kg ivermectin) are based on liveweight and feed intake.]
MEAT: REMOVE ALL MEDICATED FEED 7 days before slaughter for human consumption.
DO NOT SLAUGHTER for export for 7 days after removal of the medicated feed.