Swine medicine weight restriction removed
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved the
removal of the weight limit restriction on Denagard Liquid Concentrate, allowing
pork producers to now use the product in pigs weighing more than 250
Denagard is approved to treat swine pneumonia caused by Actinobacillus
pleuropneumoniae and swine dysentery. Response is usually evident in 24 to 48
hours as tiamulin, the product's active ingredient, is readily absorbed from the
gut and can be found in the blood within 30 minutes after
â€œProducers can now use Denagard Liquid Concentrate in animals
weighing more than 250 pounds,â€ says Sean O'Hare, swine and poultry sales
manager for the Novartis US farm animal business.
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