Decoquinate - Type A Medicated Article
For supplementing rations of cattle, veal calves, goats, sheep and chickens (broilers)
Deccox, an anticoccidial feed additive containing 6% decoquinate, stops development of the coccidia early in the life cycle.
Deccox is a tan to brown free flowing powder.
Deccox contains decoquinate mixed with corn meal, soybean oil, and lecithin.
No known incompatibilities with standard feed ingredients.
Deccox may be used to manufacture liquid Type B medicated cattle feed containing 0.0125 - 0.05% decoquinate. The liquid Type B must have pH of 5.0 to 6.5 and contain a suspending agent to maintain a viscosity of not less than 500 centipoises. Do not use in feeds containing bentonite.
Deccox is highly stable in the dry form; 48 month expiration dating when stored at ambient temperatures.
Not for use in lactating animals producing milk for human consumption.
Deccox is packaged in a 50 lb multi-wall bag; 40 bags per pallet.
Deccox has a wide margin of safety.
Calves - no adverse effects were seen when fed to calves at 40 times the highest recommended use level
(0.5 mg/kg bw) or at 10 mg/kg bwper day for 10 days. Deccox has also been fed at 12.5 times the recommended use level (0.5 mg/kg bw) for up to 6 months.
Horses - Deccox was non-toxic to horses when fed at 12.5 times the recommended level for 14 days.
Sheep - decoquinate was found safe for sheep at 4 g/kg/bwin a single oral dose. Decoquinate has been fed to lambs at rate of 200 grams/ton of complete feed for 31 & 87 days. No signs of toxicity were observed, demonstrating at least an eightfold margin of safety.
Goats - no adverse reactions or abnormal tissues were observed in goats fed decoquinate at 0.5 or 5.0 mg/kg body weight (10x use level) for 84 days.
Growing chickens - Deccox has been given to growing chickens as a single dose as high as 11.0 g/kg without toxic effect. Continuous feed medication at levels from0.08%to 0.16%for 127 days produced with no adverse effects.
Swine - no indications of toxicity were observed in the behavior or appearances of swine fed decoquinate in the feed at levels of 3, 10, 30, 100 and 300 grams per ton for 112 days. There was no significant difference in weight gains and feed efficiency between medicated groups and unmedicated controls.
Game birds - Deccox was found to be safe for pheasants, pigeons and partridges when given at 5 mg/kg bwin a single dose.
Rats, mice and dogs - multiple studies including two year toxicity studies have been conducted with no adverse effects on any body functions including reproduction.
A zero-day withdrawal period for the coccidiostat Deccox (with the active ingredient decoquinate) provides greater flexibility in the use of the product for the control of coccidiosis in broiler chickens.