Poloxalene (POX) – Medicating Ingredient Brochure

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Status: Over the counter

Date of revision: November 2010

Table of approved species and claims
Approved livestock species Approved claim(s)
(abbreviated)Table note 1
Withdrawal time Name of approved brand(s)
Cattle
  1. Aid in the prevention of legume (alfalfa, clover) bloat
0 days Bloat-Guard

Cattle

Table of approved claims and brands
Approved claims Name of approved brand(s) Drug concentration in DIN product
Claim 1 Bloat-Guard Poloxalene at 530 g/kg

Approved for use in meal feed

Claim 1

As an aid in the prevention of legume (alfalfa, clover) bloat in cattle.

Level of medicating ingredient in a complete feed

  1. Moderate bloat-producing conditions: Use a feed that will provide 1 g of poloxalene per 45.36 kg body weight daily.
  2. Severe bloat-producing conditions: Use a feed that will provide 2 g of poloxalene per 45.36 kg body weight daily.

Directions for use in a complete feed

Feeds containing poloxalene should be fed starting two or three days before the animals are exposed to bloat-producing conditions.

Repeat the feeding of the feed containing poloxalene when animals are exposed to bloat-producing conditions more than 12 hours from the last feeding of feed containing poloxalene.

Caution

  1. It is essential that each animal consume the total recommended dosage of poloxalene daily for adequate protection.

Accepted Compatibilities

Nil

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