A vital dairy industry partner helping
to produce more milk from fewer cows
At Elanco, our goal is to be a strong, collaborative and supportive link in the dairy food chain—a food chain that progresses from producer, to co-op, to processor, to retailer and to consumer.
To achieve that goal, we pursue innovative technologies that promote the well-being of the cow and boost the efficiency of her natural metabolism to convert feed energy into safe, wholesome milk. Elanco strives to bring value to the dairy industry by delivering technologies and trusted solutions that:
- Improve productivity and efficiency
- Prevent and control disease
Additionally, Elanco products help to improve sustainability, which supports one of Elanco’s social causes.
Elanco products address a variety of animal health and performance issues. Click on the logo below to learn more about each product’s specific applications.
Important safety information
Micotil (tilmicosin injection)
- See label for complete use information. Before using this product, it is important to read the entire product insert, including the boxed human warning
- Caution: Federal (USA) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.
- Not for human use: Injection of this drug in humans has been associated with fatalities. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use in automatically powered syringes. Exercise extreme caution to avoid accidental self-injection
- In case of human injection, consult a physician immediately and apply ice or cold pack to injection site while avoiding direct contact with the skin. Emergency medical telephone numbers are 1-800-722-0987 or 1-800-428-4441.
- Avoid contact with eyes. Always use proper drug handling procedures to avoid accidental self-injection. Consult your veterinarian on the safe handling and use of all injectable products prior to administration.
- For use in cattle or sheep only. Injection of this antibiotic has been shown to be fatal in swine and non-human primates, and may be fatal in horses and goats.
- Do not use in female dairy cattle 20 months of age or older. Use in lactating dairy cattle or sheep may cause milk residues.
- The following adverse reactions have been reported: in cattle: injection site swelling and inflammation, lameness, collapse, anaphylaxis/anaphylactoid reactions, decreased food and water consumption, and death; in sheep: dyspnea and death.
- Micotil has a pre-slaughter withdrawal time of 42 days.
The labels contain complete use information, including cautions and warnings. Always read, understand and follow the labels and use directions. For Rumensin: Consumption by unapproved species or feeding undiluted may be toxic or fatal. Do not feed to veal calves.
Supplement lactating dairy cows every 14 days beginning at 57-70 days in milk until the end of lactation.
Dairy Cows: For increased milk production efficiency (production of marketable solids-corrected milk per unit of feed intake):
Total Mixed Rations: Feed continuously to dry and lactating dairy cows a total mixed ration ("complete feed") containing 11 to 22 g/ton monensin on a 100% dry matter basis.
Component Feeding Systems (including top dress): Feed continuously to dry and lactating dairy cows a Type C Medicated Feed containing 11 to 400 g/ton monensin. The Type C Medicated Feed must be fed in a minimum of 1 pound of feed per cow per day to provide 185 to 660 mg/head/day monensin to lactating cows or 115 to 410 mg/head/day monensin to dry cows. This provides cows with similar amounts of monensin they would receive by consuming total mixed rations containing 11 to 22 g/ton monensin on a 100% dry matter basis.
Growing cattle on pasture or in dry lot (Dairy replacement heifers): For increased rate of weight gain: Feed at the rate of not less than 50 nor more than 200 mg per head per day in not less than one pound of Type C Medicated Feed; or after the 5th day, feed at the rate of 400 mg per head per day every other day in not less than 2 pounds of Type C Medicated Feed. The monensin concentration in the Type C medicated Feed must be between 15 and 400 grams per ton. During the first 5 day, cattle should receive no more than 100 mg per day contained in not less than 1 pound of feed. Do not self-feed.
For the prevention and control of coccidiosis due to Eimeria bovis and Eimeria zuernii: Feed at a rate to provide 0.14 to 0.42 mg per pound body weight per day, depending upon severity of challenge, up to a maximum of 200 mg per head per day. The monensin concentration in the Type C medicated Feed must be between 15 and 400 grams per ton. During the first 5 days, cattle should receive no more than 100 mg per day contained in not less than 1 pound of feed. Do not self-feed.