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Albon is a low-dose, rapidly absorbed, long-acting sulfonamide.
Sulfadimethoxine has been demonstrated in laboratory studies to be effective against a wide variety of organisms, such as streptococci, staphylococci, and members of the E. coli-salmonella group of bacteria.Comparatively low doses of Albon give rapid, sustained blood levels required for effective disease therapy.
Indications And Usage
Albon is effective in the treatment of shipping fever complex and bacterial pneumonia associated with Pasteurella spp. sensitive to sulfadimethoxine; and calf diphtheria and foot rot associated with Fusobacterium necrophorum sensitive to sulfadimethoxine in cattle.
Not for Human UseMilk taken from animals during treatment and for 60 hours (5 milkings) after the latest treatment must not be used for food.Do not slaughter animals for food purposes within 7 days following the last treatment.A withdrawal period has not been established for this product in preruminating calves.Do Not Use in Calves to be Processed for Veal
During treatment period, make certain that animals maintain adequate water intake.If animals show no improvement within 2–3 days, reevaluate your diagnosis. Treatment should not be continued beyond 5 days.
Dosage And Administration
Albon should be administered to cattle so that the initial dose is equivalent to 25 mg/lb of body weight and each subsequent daily dose is equivalent to 12.5 mg/lb of body weight. Length of treatment will depend on clinical response. In most cases, treatment for 3–4 days is adequate. Treatment should not be continued beyond 5 days.The following tables show the dosage and dosage forms to be used for cattle of different weights.
Albon Boluses, 5 G
Dosage Schedule for Cattle: 200–600 lb of body weight Animal Weight, lb First Day Daily for the Following 3–4 Days2001 bolus1/2 bolus3001 1/2 boluses1 bolus4002 boluses1 bolus5002 1/2 boluses1 1/2 boluses6003 boluses1 1/2 boluses
Albon Boluses, 15 G
Dosage Schedule for Cattle: 600–1,200 lb of body weight Animal Weight, lb First Day Daily for the Following 3–4 Days6001 bolus1/2 bolus8001 1/2 boluses1 bolus1,000-1,2002 boluses1 bolus
Toxicity And Safety
Albon has been shown to be a well-tolerated sulfonamide with relatively high solubility at the pH normally occurring in the kidney and with a low degree of tox- icity. Following the administration of Albon at the recommended dosage, no undesirable side effects have been observed.
Albon Boluses are supplied in the following dosage forms:5 g sulfadimethoxine per single-scored bolus15 g sulfadimethoxine per single-scored bolus