Durvet Iron - 100 is an iron supplement that treats piglets for anemia caused by iron deficiency. It is a sterile, injectable solution that helps in the healthy growth of baby pigs and improves their overall health. It lessens losses due to iron deficiency and it is quickly absorbed. Administer 1 mL intramuscularly at 2-4 days of age. Treatment may be repeated in 10 days. See label for complete treatment instructions.
INDICATIONS: For the prevention and treatment of anemia due to iron deficiency in baby pigs.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
For intramuscular injection only.
Prevention: 1 mL (100 mg iron) at 2 to 4 days of age.
Treatment: 1 mL (100 mg iron). Treatment may be repeated in 10 days.
NOTICE: Organic iron preparations injected intramuscularly into pigs beyond 4 weeks of age may cause staining of muscle tissue.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Disinfect rubber stopper of vial and injection site with a cotton ball moistened with rubbing alcohol or other suitable disinfectant. Use a small needle (20 gauge, 5/8 inch) and syringe that have been sterilized by boiling in water for 20 minutes. Injection should be made intramuscularly into the back of the ham. Apply tension to the skin at the injection site by pulling skin and fat downward with pressure from the thumb or fingers. Inject into the muscle to a depth of approximately 1/2 inch. Use a clean, sterile needle and syringe for each pig to avoid spreading infection.
SIDE EFFECTS: Occasionally pigs may exhibit a reaction to iron injection, clinically characterized by prostration and muscular weakness. In extreme cases, death may result.
NOTICE: The intramuscular injection of organic iron preparations into pigs beyond 4 weeks of age may cause staining of muscle tissue.