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Bacitracin (as zinc bacitracin) (BACN-Z) – Medicating Ingredient Brochure

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Status: Veterinary prescription required for approved claims

Date of revision: July 2020

Table of approved species and claims
Approved livestock species Approved claim(s)
(abbreviated)Table note 1
Withdrawal time Name of approved brand(s)
Chicks
  1. Reduction of early mortality
0 days Albac 110 Zinc Bacitracin Premix
Broiler chickens
  1. Prevention of necrotic enteritis
0 days Albac 110 Zinc Bacitracin Premix
Swine
  1. Aid in the prevention of bacterial enteritis
  2. Aid in the treatment of bacterial enteritis
0 days Albac 110 Zinc Bacitracin Premix

Chicks

Table of approved claims and brands
Approved claims Name of approved brand(s) Drug concentration in DIN product
Claim 1 Albac 110 Zinc Bacitracin Premix Bacitracin activity (as zinc bacitracin) 110 g/kg

Claim 1

For the reduction of early mortality in chicks.

Level of medicating ingredient in a complete feed

110 mg/kg (0.011%) of bacitracin (as zinc bacitracin) in the complete feed.

Directions for use in a complete feed

This livestock feed contains a medically important antibiotic. To reduce the development of antimicrobial resistance and maintain effectiveness, use this antibiotic prudently and for the shortest duration required to achieve the desired clinical outcome.

Provide this medicated feed as the sole ration for 5 to 15 days.

Additional information (not required to appear on feed labels)

For feed manufacturers
Add and mix thoroughly into the ration at the following rate to provide 110 mg/kg (0.011%) bacitracin per metric tonne (1,000 kg) of finished (complete) feed:

  • 1.0 kg Albac 110 Zinc Bacitracin Premix

Warning

  1. No withdrawal period is required for chicks when treated at the recommended level of 110 mg/kg (0.011%) bacitracin in the complete feed.
  2. When handling the product, avoid inhalation, oral exposure and direct contact with skin or eyes (required on premix and supplement labels only)
  3. Keep out of reach of children (required on premix and supplement labels only)

Caution

  1. Do not use in feeds containing bentonite or other pellet binding agents (required on premix and supplement labels only)

Accepted Compatibilities

Nil

Broiler chickens

Table of approved claims and brands
Approved claims Name of approved brand(s) Drug concentration in DIN product
Claim 1 Albac 110 Zinc Bacitracin Premix Bacitracin activity (as zinc bacitracin) 110 g/kg

Claim 1

For the prevention of necrotic enteritis caused by Clostridium perfringens susceptible to bacitracin in broiler chickens.

Level of medicating ingredient in a complete feed

55 mg/kg (0.0055%) of bacitracin (as zinc bacitracin) in the complete feed.

Directions for use in a complete feed

This livestock feed contains a medically important antibiotic. To reduce the development of antimicrobial resistance and maintain effectiveness, use this antibiotic prudently and for the shortest duration required to achieve the desired clinical outcome.

Provide this medicated feed as the sole ration continuously.

Additional information (not required to appear on feed labels)

For feed manufacturers
Add and mix thoroughly into the ration at the following rate to provide 55 mg/kg (0.0055%) bacitracin per metric tonne (1,000 kg) of finished (complete) feed:

  • 0.5 kg (500 g) Albac 110 Zinc Bacitracin Premix

Warning

  1. No withdrawal period is required for broiler chickens when treated at the recommended level of 55 mg/kg (0.0055%) bacitracin in the complete feed.
  2. When handling the product, avoid inhalation, oral exposure and direct contact with skin or eyes (required on premix and supplement labels only)
  3. Keep out of reach of children (required on premix and supplement labels only)

Caution

  1. Do not use in feeds containing bentonite or other pellet binding agents (required on premix and supplement labels only)

Accepted Compatibilities

Zinc bacitracin is compatible with the following drug/drug combinations. In cases where there are differences in withdrawal time for the compatible medicating ingredients, the longer withdrawal time is the one that must be used, and is the only one that is to appear on the label of the finished feed. For details, refer to the MIB as indicated.

Bacitracin (broiler chickens)
Name of medicating ingredient MIB code Name of approved brand(s) Applicable claims
Lasalocid sodium LAS
  1. Avatec 20 Lasalocid Sodium Premix
  2. Bovatec 20 Lasalocid Sodium Premix
All claims

Swine

Table of approved claims and brands
Approved claims Name of approved brand(s) Drug concentration in DIN product
Claims 1, 2 Albac 110 Zinc Bacitracin Premix Bacitracin activity (as zinc bacitracin) at 110 g/kg

Claim 1

As an aid in the prevention of bacterial enteritis (scours) in swine (except coliform diarrhea).

Level of medicating ingredient in a complete feed

55 mg/kg (0.0055%) of bacitracin (as zinc bacitracin) in the complete feed.

Directions for use in a complete feed

This livestock feed contains a medically important antibiotic. To reduce the development of antimicrobial resistance and maintain effectiveness, use this antibiotic prudently and for the shortest duration required to achieve the desired clinical outcome.

Provide this medicated feed as the sole ration continuously.

Additional information (not required to appear on feed labels)

For feed manufacturers
Add and mix thoroughly into the ration at the following rate to provide 55 mg/kg (0.0055%) bacitracin per metric tonne (1,000 kg) of finished (complete) feed:

  • 0.5 kg (500 g) Albac 110 Zinc Bacitracin Premix

Warning

  1. No withdrawal period is required for swine when treated at the recommended level of 55 mg/kg (0.0055%) bacitracin in the complete feed.
  2. When handling the product, avoid inhalation, oral exposure and direct contact with skin or eyes (required on premix and supplement labels only)
  3. Keep out of reach of children (required on premix and supplement labels only)

Caution

  1. Do not use in feeds containing bentonite or other pellet binding agents (required on premix and supplement labels only)

Claim 2

As an aid in the treatment of bacterial enteritis (scours) in swine (except coliform diarrhea).

Level of medicating ingredient in a complete feed

110 mg/kg (0.011%) of bacitracin (as zinc bacitracin) in the complete feed.

Directions for use in a complete feed

This livestock feed contains a medically important antibiotic. To reduce the development of antimicrobial resistance and maintain effectiveness, use this antibiotic prudently and for the shortest duration required to achieve the desired clinical outcome.

Provide this medicated feed as the sole ration for 5 to 15 days.

Additional information (not required to appear on feed labels)

For feed manufacturers
Add and mix thoroughly into the ration at the following rate to provide 110 mg/kg (0.011%) bacitracin per metric tonne (1,000 kg) of finished (complete) feed:

  • 1.0 kg Albac 110 Zinc Bacitracin Premix

Warning

  1. No withdrawal period is required for swine when treated at the recommended level of 110 mg/kg (0.011%) bacitracin in the complete feed.
  2. When handling the product, avoid inhalation, oral exposure and direct contact with skin or eyes (required on premix and supplement labels only)
  3. Keep out of reach of children (required on premix and supplement labels only)

Caution

  1. Do not use in feeds containing bentonite or other pellet binding agents (required on premix and supplement labels only)
  2. Pigs refusing to eat should be treated individually.

Accepted Compatibilities

Nil