Combining the strength of an ionophore and a chemical to prevent coccidiosis in chickens

Maxiban is a potentiated chemical combining the strength of an ionophore and a chemical to prevent coccidiosis throughout the bird’s life.* This powerful combination fights coccidia in two ways: 

  • A synergistic mode of action from the 1:1 mixture of narasin (ionophore) and nicarbazin (chemical)
  • Coccidiosis prevention helps protect birds from enteritis and proliferation of the secondary pathogen Clostridium perfringens.1,2

Each component of Maxiban is active during different stages of the coccidia life cycle.3 This two-stage mechanism produces a greater response than single-agent medications.

Low doses of narasin and nicarbazin also ensure less resistance risk than high-dose, single agent medications. And because the low dose doesn’t eliminate all coccidia, birds develop natural immunity to the few surviving organisms.3

Preventing coccidiosis to help improve performance and help protect Intestinal Integrity

By preventing coccidiosis, Maxiban:

  • Provides improved weight gain4
  • Provides improved feed conversion5

Preventing coccidiosis also helps protect Intestinal Integrity. The bird’s body can direct nutrients toward growth rather than fighting diseases. This helps power birds through the critical stages when they face the greatest coccidiosis challenge.

Important safety information

Always read, understand, and follow label directions.  
• 5 day withdrawal required.
• Nicarbazin medicated broilers may show reduced heat tolerance if exposed to high temperature and humidity. Provide adequate drinking water and ventilation.
• Do not allow adult turkeys, horses or other equines access to formulations containing narasin. Ingestion of narasin by these species has been fatal.
• Do not feed to laying hens.

Directions for Use
Feed continuously as the sole ration at 54-90 g/ton.

1. Dykstra, D. and Reid, W. 1978. “Monensin, Eimeria tenella infection and effects on the bacterial population of gnotobiotic chickens.” Poultry Sci. 57.

2. Brennan, J. Bagg, R. et al. 2001. “Efficacy of narasin the prevention of necrotic enteritis in broiler chickens.” Avian Diseases. 45.

3. Bafundo, K. and Jeffers, T. Sept. 1990. “Selection for resistance to monensin, nicarbazin and the monensin plus nicarbazin combination.” Poultry Sci.

4. Watkins, K. and Bafundo, K. Spring 1993. “Effect of anticoccidial programs on broiler performance.” Journ. Applied Poultry Research. Spring.

5. Rings, B. Cochrane, J. et al. July 2001. “The performance of Maxiban and nicarbazin with and without BMD in starter rations.” AVMA Presentation, Boston, Mass.