Bovatec (lasalocid sodium) can also be used to prevent coccidia. Rumensin and Bovatec are toxic to equines and need to be used with caution around horses and mules. Hay also helps prevent some of the most serious health problems. Alfalfa is very good for goats (peanut hay is good also). Ionophores include monensin, lasalocid, salinomycin, maduramicin, and narasin. Some are approved for use as coccidiostats and others are used to improve feed efficiency in sheep, goats, chickens, and cattle. Ionophore toxicity varies considerably among species, with horses being the most sensitive. Monensin medicated cattle and goat feeds are safe for use in cattle and goats only. Consumption by unapproved species may result in toxic reactions. Feeding undiluted or mixing errors resulting in high concentrations of monensin has been fatal to cattle and could be fatal to goats. Do not feed to lactating goats. Lasalocid is an antibacterial agent and a coccidiostat, which is produced by strains of Streptomyces lasaliensis. It is the drug in the feed additives called Bovatec and Avatec. Ionophores are lipophilic chelating agents that transport cations across phospholipid bilayer membranes and complexes with monovalent cations, such as Na+ and Ca+, and cross cell membranes and enter the cell via ion transport systems in exchange for H+ and K+ ions.
How Does It Work? Bovatec favorably alters ruminal microbial fermentation and activity that allows the animal to utilize dietary energy and protein more efficiently. It helps pasture cattle utilize supplements and pasture more efficiently, thus increasing daily gain of cattle on any forage diet during any season.
130 pound ewe; Choose one: 3 lbs. of alfalfa or clover hay. 3. 5 lbs.
Bovatec is an ionophore with lasalocid sodium as the active ingredient. ionophores function as regulators of ruminal microbial metabolism and as an anti coccidial in cattle and sheep. Bovatec can improve liveweight gains and feed conversion efficiency in growing cattle and lot fed beef cattle.
Avatec® is a Type A Medicated Article for the prevention of coccidiosis in poultry caused by Eimeria tenella, E. necatrix, E.
Monensin is a sodium and proton selective ionophore and is widely used as such in biochemical studies.
Conditions of use. Lasalocid, a divalent polyether ionophore antibiotic, is produced by Streptomyces lasaliensis, and recommended as a medicinal feed additive for continuous use to control coccidiosis in. poultry species. It is a broad spectrum anticoccidial agent approved to protect against.
Feeding Instructions This medicated feed is designed to be fed to goats. Medicated for the prevention of coccidiosis in young goats caused by Eimeria christenseni and Eimeria ninakohlyakimovae. Feed as directed. Each LB of Country Feeds Goat 16% Pellets Medicated contains 13. 6 mg Decoquinate.
Feeding Rumensin to beef cows has also been shown to increase the number of cows that become pregnant, thus allowing more calves to be born.
In the US, monensin (trade name “Rumensin”- manufactured by Elanco Animal Health) is a feed additive for cattle indicated “for improved feed efficiency, for increased rate of weight gain, and for the prevention and control of coccidiosis caused by Eimeria bovis and Eimeria zuernii”.
Feed can be restricted to 95% of normal requirements when 50 mg of Monensin is fed and 90% of normal when 200 mg is fed. Feed 50-200 mg/head/day in a minimum of 1 lb of feed and either hand feed or mix into the total ration.
Rumensin® is the trade name of monensin. Monensin and other feed additives like it (lasalocid and laidlomycin propionate) belong to a class of antibiotics known as ionophores. Ionophores are fed in small amounts to cattle on ranches and in feedlots mainly to improve feed efficiency.
Ionophores have a pharmacologic effect by changing the flux of certain electrolytes across cell membranes. The doses of ionophores normally used in feed for other animals can be highly toxic to horses. Cardiac muscle, skeletal muscle, and the neurologic system are affected by ionophore toxicity.
Many ionophores are lipid-soluble entities that transport ions across a cell membrane. Carrier ionophores may be proteins or other molecules. Channel formers that introduce a hydrophilic pore into the membrane, allowing ions to pass through without coming into contact with the membrane's hydrophobic interior.