Paylean

Paylean™ (ractopamine hydrochloride)

A uniform finish
Hemicell

Hemicell™ (β-Mannanase)

The energy sparing enzyme
Hemicell™ Supreme

Hemicell™ Supreme (β-mannanase)

The Energy Sparing Enzyme
Flubenol

Flubenol™ (flubendazole)

Broad-spectrum dewormer
Porcine Pilishield

Porcine Pili Shield™ (Escherichia coli Bacterin)

Improve herd performance and profitability

Flubenol™ (flubendazole)
Flubenol™ (flubendazole)

Broad-spectrum dewormer

Flubenol 5% is indicated for worm infestations in breeding and fattening pigs. It treats infestations with gastrointestinal worms (Ascaris suum, Hyostrongylus rubidus, Oesophagostomum dentatum, Trichuris suis, Strongyloides ransomi) and lungworms (Metastrongylus apri).

Pig farmers face severe competition. To bring competitive products onto the market, they have to know and understand the most important factors influencing their production output and costs, because the proper management of these factors will improve profitability. Part of this management includes the strategic use of flubendazole for deworming.

Considering the pre-patent period of Ascaris suum and keeping into account the number of eggs laid per day by mature female worms (on average 200,000), it is crucial that a strict and carefully planned treatment schedule, in combination with strict hygiene measures, are followed1-3.

Studies have demonstrated that in order to minimise the level of contamination and continuous recontamination, a five-day treatment every five weeks, will result in a significant drop in infection rate.

Therefore, the strategic deworming schedule below can be regarded as a standard for performance excellence in pig meat production.

STRATEGIC DEWORMING FOR SLAUGHTER PIGS

Important Safety Information

Always read, understand, and follow label directions.

In pigs an overdose in the feed of 250 ppm flubendazole or higher (ie more than 8 times the normal dose) can bring about short-lasting diarrhea (soft or water dung) without other clinical signs or effects with reference to the growth of the animals. This loose dung occurs from the second treatment day and is maximal after around 7-12 days.

Withholding Periods

PIGS

  • Pigs producing meat or offal for human consumption must not be sold for slaughter either during treatment or within 7 days of the last treatment

Directions For Use

Dosage

PIGS

Group treatment of piglets and fatteners

30 g flubendazole per tonne of feed (30 ppm) for 5 consecutive days. In case of a severe infestation with T. suis, the animals should be treated for 10 days.

Group treatement of breeding pigs

30 g flubendazole per tonne of feed (30 ppm) during 10 consecutive days.

Individual and single administration to breeding pigs

Flubenol™ 5% is strewn over the feed in a dose of 5 mg per kg of body weight. This corresponds to 1 measuring spoon per 130 kg of body weight.

Method and Administration

Flubenol™ 5% should be mixed into the feed and the mixture administered. For a group treatment, make sure that all animals take in enough Flubenol™ 5%. The medicine should therefore be well mixed into the feed so that a homogenous mixture is obtained. It should not be strewn over pellets or crumbs since this gives a non-homogeneous mixture.

  • 20 g flubendazole per tonne (20 ppm) corresponds to 400 g of Flubenol™ 5% per tonne of feed.
  • 30 g flubendazole per tonne (30 ppm) corresponds to 600 g of Flubenol™ 5% per tonne of feed.
  • 60 g flubendazole per tonne (60 ppm) corresponds to 1.2 kg of Flubenol™ 5% per tonne of feed.

Important

Treatment with Flubenol™ 5% gives optimal results only when strict hygiene of the pig sheds is practiced.

References

1 Kanora A (2009) Effect on productivity of treating fattening pigs every 5 weeks with flubendazole in feed, Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift, 78, pp170-175

2 Kanora A, Rochette F, Vlaeminck K, Goossens L., (2004) Economic appraisal of a treatment regime with Flubenol 5% medicated feed every 5 weeks on fattening pigs. IPVS 2004 Proceedings, Vol II, p585

3 Kirwan P, MacDonald P, Kanora A, (2004). In field results in the use of a strategic de-worming program in an integrated sow herd in Ireland. IPVS 2004 Proceedings, Vol II, p584

4 BPEX (2007) "Pigs, Action for Productivity, regular worming". BPEX Knowledge Transfer

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