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Product Description: VETRACIN GOLD PREMIX Vetracin Gold Premix is an anti-pneumonia formulation containing the synergistic combination of tiamulin

and Click here to view TVC doxycycline. This unique combination ensures more effective control of mycoplasmal and bacterial pneumonia affecting swine and poultry. Doxycycline is a new generation tetracycline known for its excellent absorption orally, superior spectrum of activity against common respiratory infections that complicates pneumonia and high therapeutic concentration in the lungs. Tiamulin is a pleuromutilin derivative with excellent efficacy against mycoplasma the primary cause of swine pneumonia. It is highly absorbed orally, concentrates in the lungs for more effective treatment and has low incidence of bacterial resistance. Vetracin Golds antibiotic combination has been tested to be superior in efficacy compared to tiamulin or doxycycline alone. Product Benefits: - SPECIFIC ANTI-PNEUMONIA (tiamulin and doxycycline concentrates in the lungs achieves concentration very much higher than MIC90 of common respiratory bacteria) - HIGH BIOAVAILABILITY (lipophlic components results to up to 90% absorption rate when administered orally even in the presence of food) - LESS BACTERIAL RESISTANCE (synergism lowers the minimum inhibitory concentration for susceptible microorganisms versus concentrations attained in the blood, hence less chances for bacterial resistance development - ASSURED QUALITY (manufactured under ISO 9001:2000 protocols and GMP-certified processes) Technical Information: FORMULATION: Per kilogram contains: Tiamulin hydrogen fumarate, 33,000 mg Doxycycline HCl, 100,000 mg FORMAT: Feed Premix

INDICATIONS: Vetracin Gold Premix is indicated for the treatment of the following: Swine: Swine enzootic pneumonia (Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae) and complicated by bacterial pneumonia (Pasteurella, Haemophilus, Bordetella, Actinobacillus and Streptococcus spp.); Enteric infections such as ileitis (Lawsonia intracellularis), swine dysentery (Brachyspira hyodysenteriae) and colonic spirochetosis (Brachyspira pisicoli). Poultry: Chronic respiratory disease (Mycoplasma gallisepticum) and complicated by E. coli, air sacculitis (M. synoviae) and infectious coryza (Haemophilus paragallinarum)

Dosage and Administration: To be mixed with the complete feeds. Swine: Prevention: Mix 1 kg per ton of feeds for 7 days during at risk periods. Treatment: Mix 2 kg per ton of feeds for 7 days to treat pneumonia and enteric diseases. Poultry: Prevention: Mix 0.5 kg per ton of feeds for 7 days during at risk periods. Treatment: Mix 1 kg per ton of feeds for 7 days for treatment of respiratory infections WITHDRAWAL PERIOD: 7 days

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Pigs are monogastric animals and can utilize fibrous food only to utilize fibrous food better than young stock. Part of the protein in the diet of pigs should come from animal so Pigs should be fed at regular intervals. Fresh feed should be put only after removal of the previous feed Pig rearing based on commercial pig feed is not economical and recommended. On an average, pig requires 4-8 kg swill per day.

All categories of pigs can be given small quantity of fodder or m

Ad libitum feeding using an automatic feeder (which can be fabr practiced for weaned pigs to avoid post-weaning weight depressi


Nutrients requirement of breeding stock Breed Gilts Lactating gilts & sows 140-250 3.3 3.17 15 0.75 0.5 0.5


Live weight (kg.) 110-250 Energy and protein DE (M cal/kg) 3.3 ME (M cal/kg) 3.17 Crude Protein (%) 14 Inorganic nutrients (%) Calcium 0.75 Phosphorus 0.5 Salt 0.5

(Source: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development) Nutrient requirement of growing stock

Type Weaning Growing Fi Live weight (kg) 5-12 12-50 5 Daily gain (kg) 0.3 0.5 Energy and protein DE ( M cal/kg) 3.5 3.5 ME (M cal/kg) 3.36 3.36 Crude Protein (%) 22 18 Inorganic nutrients (%) Calcium 0.8 0.65 Phosphorus 0.6 0.5 Sodium -0.1 Chlorine -0.13 (Source: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development )

Miscellaneous feeds which can be fed to pigs: Swill (kitchen waste inc vegetables, meat and fish cuttings): Composition and quantity vary so gr feeding values. It has been observed that pigs weighing 30 kg reached a fed exclusively on kitchen waste. Ensure that swill feed is not old and pu needed per pig per day. Other feeds used for feeding pig Item

Incorporation lev to (%)

Tapioca starch waste Rubber seed cake Tamarind seed roasted Tea waste Meat offal (Source: Kerala Agricultural University)

15-20 15 20 20 20

Feeding of boars A breeding boar requires 2-2.5 kg concentrate per 100 kg weight depend demand. Feed allowances should be so adjusted that the pig is neither fat provided if kept indoors. Year-round pasture is excellent if it could be pr providing both the needed exercise and valuable nutrients.

Feeding of female The demands resulting from pregnancy and need for conserving nutrient during the later stage of pregnancy. The increased needs are for proteins Mature sows gain 30-35 kg and gilts 40-45 kg during pregnancy. Feed sh gilts are never over fat or thin. Individual feeding is preferred. Flushing is a practice of giving extra feed to sows and gilts from 1-2 wee normal feeding after mating.

Feeding of Farrowing Sow and Litter Feed lightly with bulky laxative feed immediately before and after farrow 10 days. Plenty of greens may be provided. Feed allowance may be calcu plus at the rate of 0.2 kg feed per piglet with the sow. Thus, a sow weigh receive 4.6 kg feed per day. The piglets may be provided with special no separately

Feeding of Lactating Sows

Creep feeding: The practice of self-feeding concentrates to young piglets in a separate e known as creep feeding. Creep feed should be given when piglets are tw piglet may consume about 10 kg feed before reaching the age of 8 weeks between 6-8 weeks.

Feeding of growing and finishing pigs: The pigs may be given complete feed they can consume to attain maxim fed a fixed quantity twice or thrice a day. Yet another method that they m consume within a fixed time of 30-45 minutes or so. On an average, the post-weaning feed conversion efficiency till market w quantity of feed would be used by the pig to gain one kg of weight. How and ambient temperature. Protein requirements are greater during early l per cent in the ration may be decreased.

This period may be considered from weaning (9-10 kg) to the slaughter w castrates and females can be fattened for meat purposes. The entire male conversion efficiency than castrates. Castration if required may be done more docile and put on slightly more fat. Growers may be grouped accor uniformly as possible. The difference in weight between the small and la than 20%. Up to 15 pigs may be conveniently put together in a pen. In su etc. may be provided in addition to shades to cool pigs. Poor growers ma from the lot at the earliest. Deworming may be done two weeks after we two months if necessary.

Weaned Piglets (Source: Kerala Agricultural University) Orphan pigs:

When a sow dies or fails to produce milk or does not claim her pigs, the a foster mother. Some sows may refuse to suckle alien piglings. Care sho conditions including the odour and body size of piglings when admitted sow. If a suckling sow is not available, hand feeding would be necessary sows milk. Buttermilk or sweet skim milk can also be used. Each piglin day. Best results may be secured by feeding 5-6 times a day for the first frequency may gradually be reduced to 2-3 times. Any standard vitamin quantity used for infants may be administered to the piglings until they s preparation (e.g. Imferon) may be given as usual. A 60-Watt electric bul piglings during the early days of life. Expected live weight for age under good feeding and management Age (weeks) 4 8 12 20 28 Live weight, kg 4 10 20 50 85

Approximate water requirements of pigs per

Age group/Age (weeks) 8 20 28 Pregnant pig First 3 months Last 3 months Lactating Sow with 5-8 Piglets Lactating Sow with 10-12 Piglets Boar (Source: Kerala Agricultural University

Water Requ (litres 3 7 8 12 15 25 30 20