Directions For Use
By law the user must take due care, obtaining expert advice when necessary, to avoid unnecessary pain and distress when using the product other than as directed on the label.
This product must not be used for growth promotion in cattle intended for human consumption.
Agitate the contents of this drum before each use.
Recommended Daily Dose
Rumensin™ Max provides the optimum response at a recommended daily rate of 2ml of concentrate per cow per day. For Example: 1 litre of concentrate will treat 500 cattle for one day.
Rumensin™ Max can be administered to cows using in-line water dispenser systems or power drenching systems. It is not recommended for use in individual trough dispenser systems.
Mixing directions for in-line water dispensers
- Consult your veterinarian for advice before mixing Rumensin™ Max with other products.
- Ensure the drum contents is agitated well before each use.
- Add Rumensin™ Max to the solution last, after all other ingredients have been added and thoroughly mixed.
- Measure the required daily volume of Rumensin™ Max based on the recommended dose rate of 2 mL/cow/day:
Mixing Option 1: Measure out the required daily volume of Rumensin Max based on 2ml per cow per day. Measure into a separate bucket approximately 20 times this quantity of water, and add the measured Rumensin Max to the water whilst stirring. Mix thoroughly until the product has fully dispersed. Pour into the Dispenser Solution Tank immediately. Mix thoroughly with a cream stirrer
or a similar stirring device. Thorough mixing is essential.
Mixing Option 2: Measure the required daily volume of Rumensin Max based on 2ml per cow per day. Pour slowly into the Dispenser Solution Tank while at the same time thoroughly stirring the Solution Tank. Mix thoroughly with a cream stirrer or a similar stirring device.
- Make up a fresh solution daily.
- Use an agitation pump to provide continuous “stirring” of the Solution Tank.
Mixing directions for power drenching systems
- Ensure the drum contents is agitated well before each use.
- If drenching in combination with magnesium oxide-based products, add Rumensin™ Max after the magnesium oxide has fully hydrated. For optimum results, allow 12 hours for the magnesium oxide to hydrate.
- Flush gun lines thoroughly before drenching to ensure Rumensin™ Max is evenly distributed through the lines.
- If you have a Numedic metered drench system, add Rumensin™ Max to the main agitated drench tank.
- Drench cows with Rumensin™ Max once or twice daily to achieve a total daily dose of 2 mL per cow per day.
- During severe bloat challenge, adopt a twice-daily dosing regime, and consider supplementing with a conventional bloat drench in addition to Rumensin Max.
Mixing Option 1: Measure the required daily volume of Rumensin Max based on 2ml per cow per day. Pour slowly into the drench reservoir while the pump is running and mix thoroughly. Thorough mixing is essential.
Mixing Option 2: Measure out the required daily volume of Rumensin Max based on 2ml per cow per day. Measure into a separate bucket approximately 20 times this quantity of water, and add the measured Rumensin Max to the water whilst stirring, and mix thoroughly until the product has fully dispersed. Pour into the drench reservoir immediately while the pump is running and mix thoroughly. Thorough mixing is essential
Ingestion of monensin by dogs, horses and other equines may be fatal. Do not allow dogs, horses or other equines access to medicated water containing monensin. Thoroughly rinse any spills or residues of Rumensin™ Max from the drum, mixing buckets or floors to reduce exposure. Ensure recommended dose rate is not exceeded. Do not use concurrently with other Rumensin™ products. Do not treat cattle with products containing erythromycin, tiamulin or oleandomycin while using Rumensin™ Max.
NOTE: Bloat is unpredictable. As with any bloat treatment, HERD OBSERVATION IS STILL REQUIRED during bloat challenge periods.
CAUTION: Optimal bloat control is achieved when a 2ml/cow/day dose is ingested. To allow consistent daily intakes when using Rumensin™ Max through in-line water treatment systems, ensure the solution tank is emptied on a daily basis. Wide variation in daily cattle water intakes may provide inconsistent bloat control to the herd. Individual animal treatment may be required in these situations.
Good practice for in-line water medication
- Follow the instructions for your particular in-line water dispenser system.
- Some compounds are incompatible with each other. Check with your veterinarian or nutritional advisor first and if in doubt, keep the number of products used to a minimum.
- Dilute ingredients before adding to the solution tank and always mix the tank thoroughly, ideally using a cream stirrer. THOROUGH MIXING is essential.
- Soluble powder products take time to hydrate or dissolve fully. For optimum results, use two solution tanks side-by-side to allow 24 hours ‘standing time’ so that all products are completely hydrated prior to use. Alternate the use of these solution tanks on a daily basis.
- Ensure the dispenser is calibrated to dispense all of the solution tank into the water supply within a 24-hour period.
- Use an in-line water meter to detect the presence of leaks and to monitor daily drinking behaviour for optimum dispenser calibration.
- Use an agitation system to provide continuous agitation of the solution tank.
- Check and clean the pump filter daily.
- Check, and if necessary, adjust the dispenser calibration setting on a daily basis to ensure that the solution tank is as near to completely emptied each day. To achieve this, ensure the dispenser intake filter is placed as close as possible to the bottom of the solution tank.
- Fit a ballcock to the bottom of the solution tank to prevent the dispenser running dry.
- Make up a fresh solution tank every 24 hours.
- Ensure that the solution tank is cleaned out at least monthly to remove any debris or insoluble materials that may have settled.
- Monitor water pipes on a monthly basis for evidence of accumulating bacterial growth. If treatment is necessary, add a chlorine product to the solution tank. Do not add chlorine to solution tanks if zinc sulphate is used.