Common questions

What rumensin 90?

What rumensin 90?

Approved for use in lactating dairy cows Rumensin is the first FDA-approved feed ingredient for lactating and dry cows that increases milk production efficiency† by delivering more milk per pound of feed while maintaining milk’s natural wholesomeness.

What is rumensin used for?

Rumensin is a cost-effective feed additive that improves feed efficiency by providing more energy from the ration. Research demonstrates that Rumensin improves feed efficiency by 4 percent and provides a net return of $23.13/hd.

What is the difference between monensin and rumensin?

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”.

What is rumensin?

Active Drug Ingredients: Monensin Granulated, USP, 90.7 g monensin activity per pound. Feedlot Cattle: For improved feed efficiency.

Can you feed rumensin to Bulls?

Both Rumensin and Bovatec are ionophores approved for use with beef cattle. Both can be fed to growing and finishing cattle at specific levels for improvement of feed efficiency. They are also both approved as coccidiostats which will control cocci.

How is rumensin calculated?

To calculate the amount of Rumensin fed, divide the level of Rumensin added to a ton of TMR dry matter (11 mg per ton for example) by two to get the milligrams per pound of TMR dry matter (for example, 11 g per ton / 2 equals 5.5 mg per pound of dry matter times 50 pounds of TMR equals 275 mg per cow per day).

Is rumensin toxic to dogs?

Ionophores are a class of drugs that are particularly toxic to horses and it doesn’t take very much to do the damage. Rumensin is ten times more toxic than bovatec and less than one half a gram can be fatal to a horse. They can also be deadly to dogs.

Is rumensin bad for humans?

Monensin, the active compound in Rumensin®, has a very wide safety margin for humans and cattle. But, it can be toxic if not fed according to the FDA-approved label. In other species, such as horses, monensin can be extremely toxic.

Does rumensin prevent bloat?

Monensin (Rumensin®) can greatly reduce incidence and severity of pasture bloat but it will not eliminate the problem {Table 2). Once cattle are turned onto pasture, do NOT remove them at the first signs of bloat. Mild subacute bloat cases occur frequently on alfalfa pasture, unless a bloat preventive is fed.

Can you feed rumensin to pregnant cows?

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.

How much does rumensin cost?

With Rumensin costing a maximum of 2 cents per cow per day for the drug, an excellent net return per one hundred cows can be obtained.

Can dogs get sick from calves?

Over the last two weeks, our Waipa clinics have seen two cases of calf meal toxicity in dogs, both of which were fatal. Calf meal may contain ionophores or feed additives – Bovetic, Rumensin, Monensin and Lasolacid.

Which is the active drug in rumensin 90?

Active Drug Ingredients: Monensin USP, 90.7 g per pound. A. For improved feed efficiency. Feeding Directions: Thoroughly mix Rumensin 90 to make one ton of complete feed that provides 5 to 40 g/ton monensin on a 90% dry matter basis (Table 1).

Is it safe to feed horses rumensin 90?

Rumensin 90 Caution. Do not allow horses or other equines access to feeds containing monensin. Ingestion of monensin by horses has been fatal. Monensin medicated cattle and goat feeds are safe for use in cattle and goats only. Consumption by unapproved species may result in toxic reactions.

How much rumensin to mix with medicated feed?

Blend into a minimum of 1 pound of Type C Medicated Feed and either hand feed or mix into the total ration.

When did they start using rumensin in cattle?

Rumensin® was first cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for feedlot cattle in 1975 to improve feed efficiency. Throughout 1976, cattle feeders started adopting Rumensin® in their commercial feedyards, and found the prevalence of coccidiosis started to decline.