Elanco feedyard cattle implant guide

Increase cattle weight gain and improve feed efficiency

Important safety information

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Implants

Administer one dose in the ear subcutaneously according to label directions.

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Complete feed:

For increased rate of weight gain and improved feed efficiency: Feed 8.2 to 24.6 g/ton of ractopamine hydrochloride (90% DM basis) continuously in a complete feed to provide 70 to 430 mg/hd/d for the last 28 to 42 days on feed.

For increased rate of weight gain, improved feed efficiency and increased carcass leanness: Feed 9.8 to 24.6 g/ton of ractopamine hydrochloride (90% DM basis) continuously in a complete feed to provide 90 to 430 mg/hd/d for the last 28 to 42 days on feed.

Top dress

For increased rate of weight gain and improved feed efficiency: Feed 70 to 400 mg/hd/d of ractopamine hydrochloride (90% DM basis) continuously in a minimum of 1.0 lb/hd/d top dress Type C medicated feed (maximum 800 g/ton ractopamine hydrochloride) during the last 28 to 42 days on feed.

1. Elanco Animal Health. Data on file.

Elanco, Component, Compudose, Encore, Tylan, and the diagonal bar are trademarks of Eli Lilly and Company, its subsidiaries, or affiliates.

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