Decoquinate (DEC) – Medicating Ingredient Brochure

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Status: Over the counter

Date of revision: December 2017

Table of approved species and claims
Approved livestock species Approved claim(s)
(abbreviated) Table Note 1
Withdrawal time Name of approved brand(s)
Broiler chickens
  1. Aid in prevention of caecal and intestinal coccidiosis
0 days Deccox 6%
Premix
Cattle and calves
(non-ruminating and ruminating)
  1. Aid in the prevention of coccidiosis
0 days Deccox 6%
Premix
Calves
(milk replacers or whole milk for non-ruminating calves, including veal calves)
  1. Aid in the prevention of coccidiosis
0 days Deccox-M
Premix
Lambs
(fed in confinement)
  1. Aid in the prevention of coccidiosis
0 days Deccox 6%
Premix

Table Notes

Table Note 1

In order to be compliant with the Feeds Regulations, the complete claim must appear on the medicated feed label.

Return to table note 1  referrer

Broiler chickens

Table of approved claims and brands
Approved claims Name of approved brand(s) Drug concentration in DIN product
Claim 1 Deccox 6%
Premix
Decoquinate
at 60 g/kg

Claim 1

As an aid in prevention of caecal and intestinal coccidiosis caused by Eimeria tenella, E. necatrix, E. acervulina, E. brunetti, E. maxima and E. mivati in broiler chickens.

Level of medicating ingredient in a complete feed

30 mg/kg (0.003%) of decoquinate in the complete feed.

Directions for use in a complete feed

Feed this medicated feed as the sole ration from day-old to slaughter.

Warning

  1. No withdrawal period is required when this medicated feed is fed at the approved level of 30 mg/kg of decoquinate in the complete feed.
  2. Do not feed to laying birds producing eggs for human consumption.
  3. Keep out of reach of children. (Required on premix and supplement labels only.)

Caution

  1. Do not use this medicated feed for treatment of outbreaks of coccidiosis.
  2. Consult a veterinarian or poultry pathologist if losses exceed 0.5% in a 2-day period.

Accepted Compatibilities

Nil

Cattle and calves

Table of approved claims and brands
Approved claims Name of approved brand(s) Drug concentration in DIN product
Claim 1 Deccox 6%
Premix
Decoquinate
at 60 g/kg

Claim 1

As an aid in the prevention of coccidiosis caused by Eimeria bovis and Eimeria zuernii in non-ruminating and ruminating calves and cattle.

Level of drug in complete feeds or complete diet

At a level that, will provide 0.5 mg decoquinate per kg body weight per day.

Additional information to be added to feed labels

  • Complete diet refers to the complete feed plus the roughage

Directions for use in a complete feed

Feed continuously for at least 28 days during periods when coccidiosis is likely to be a hazard.

Warning

  1. No withdrawal period is required when this medicated feed is fed at the recommended rate of 0.5 mg decoquinate per kg body weight per day.
  2. Do not feed to lactating dairy cattle producing milk for human consumption.
  3. Keep out of reach of children. (Required on premix and supplement labels only)

Caution

  1. Do not use this medicated feed for treatment of outbreak of coccidiosis.

Accepted Compatibilities

Nil

Calves (milk replacers or whole milk for non-ruminating calves, including veal calves)

Table of approved claims and brands
Approved claims Name of approved brand(s) Drug concentration in DIN product
Claim 1 Deccox-M Premix Decoquinate
at 8 g/kg

Claim 1

As an aid in the prevention of coccidiosis caused by Eimeria bovis and Eimeria zuernii in non-ruminating calves including veal calves.

Level of drug in milk replacers or whole milk

At a level that will provide 0.5 mg decoquinate per kg body weight per day.

Directions for use in a complete feed

Feeding Directions: Feed each calf on an individual basis continuously for at least 28 days; feed at least twice daily.

Mixing Directions: Stir or agitate for 5 minutes before and during feeding. Do not use in bulk feeding systems.

Additional information to be added to feed labels

  • Failure to properly mix and feed this product may result in under dosing or overdosing some animals due to settling out of the drug.

Warning

  1. Do not feed to lactating dairy cattle.
  2. Keep out of reach of children. (Required on premix and supplement labels only)

Caution

  1. Do not use this medicated milk replacer for treatment of outbreak of coccidiosis.

Accepted Compatibilities

Nil

Lambs

Table of approved claims and brands
Approved claims Name of approved brand(s) Drug concentration in DIN product
Claim 1 Deccox 6%
Premix
Decoquinate
at 60 g/kg

Claim 1

As an aid in the prevention of coccidiosis caused by pathogenic Eimeria spp. in lambs fed in confinement.

Level of drug in complete feeds or complete diet

At a level which, will provide 0.5 mg decoquinate per kg of body weight.

Additional information to be added to feed labels

  • Complete diet refers to the complete feed plus the roughage

Directions for use in a complete feed

Feed for at least 28 days during periods of coccidiosis exposure, or when experience indicates that coccidiosis is likely to be a hazard.

Warning

  1. No withdrawal period is required when this medicated feed is fed at the recommended rate of 0.5 mg decoquinate per kg of body weight per day.
  2. Do not use in lactating ewes producing milk for human consumption.
  3. Keep out of reach of children. (Required on premix and supplement labels only.)

Caution

  1. This product should only be used in lambs infected, or likely to become infected, with Eimeria spp.
  2. The use of decoquinate will maintain normal growth under conditions of coccidial challenge but does not improve growth of healthy lambs.
  3. Efficacy of decoquinate treatment during clinical outbreaks of coccidiosis in lambs has not been demonstrated.

Accepted Compatibilities

Nil

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