Active Ingredient(s): SULMET® Drinking Water Solution contains 12.5% of the soluble sodium salt of sulfamethazine.
Indications: SULMET® Drinking Water Solution 12.5% is indicated for the control and treatment of the following diseases when caused by one or more of the following pathogenic organisms sensitive to sulfamethazine.
For the treatment of:
Cattle - Bacterial pneumonia and bovine respiratory disease complex (shipping fever complex) (Pasteurella spp.); colibacillosis (bacterial scours) (Escherichia coli); necrotic pododermatitis (foot rot) (Fusobacterium necrophorum); calf diphtheria (Fusobacterium necrophorum).
Beef Cattle - Acute mastitis (Streptococcus spp.); acute metritis (Streptococcus spp.).
Swine - Porcine colibacillosis (bacterial scours) (Escherichia coli); bacterial pneumonia (Pasteurella spp.).
For the control of:
Chickens - Infectious coryza (Haemophilus gallinarum); coccidiosis (Eimeria tenella, Eimeria necatrix); acute fowl cholera (Pasteurella multocida); pullorum disease (Salmonella pullorum).
Turkeys - Coccidiosis (Eimeria meleagrimitis, Eimeria adenoeides).
Note: For oral use in domestic animals and poultry. Product not sterilized
Dosage and Administration:
Cattle, Calves and Swine:
1st Day - Six (6) tablespoons (3 fl. oz.) for each 100 lbs. of body weight, providing approximately 112.5 mg per lb. (247.5 mg/kg) of body weight.
2nd, 3rd, and 4th Days - Three (3) tablespoons (1½ fl. oz.) for each 100 lbs. of body weight, providing approximately 56.25 mg per lb. (123.75 mg/kg) of body weight.
Add two (2) tablespoons (1 fl. oz.) to each gallon of drinking water. Following administration directions below, this will provide a recommended dose of approximately 61 to 89 mg/lb./day (134 to 196 mg/kg/day) of body weight in chickens and 53 to 130 mg/lb./day (117 to 286 mg/kg/day) of body weight in turkeys, depending upon the dosage, age and class of chickens or turkeys, ambient temperature and other factors.
Cattle, Calves and Swine: Add the required dose given above to that amount of water that will be consumed in one (1) day. Consumption should be carefully checked. Factors such as temperature, humidity and disease will cause variable fluid intake. Generally, the above animals will consume approximately one (1) gallon per 100 lbs. of body weight per day.
Chickens and Turkeys: Add the required dose given above to that amount of water that will be consumed in one (1) day. Water consumption should be carefully checked to ensure adequate drug intake. Generally, 100 turkeys will drink one (1) gallon of water per day for each week of age; chickens will consume one-half (½) this amount.
Infectious Coryza (in chickens) - Medicate for two (2) consecutive days.
Acute fowl cholera and pullorum disease (in chickens) - Medicate for six (6) consecutive days.
Coccidiosis (in chickens and turkeys) - Medicate as above for two (2) days, then reduce amount of SULMET® Drinking Water Solution to one-half (½) above for four (4) additional days.
Caution(s): For best advice in control and treatment of animal disease, consult a veterinarian.
Have only medicated water available during treatment and check carefully to ensure adequate SULMET® dosage and water intake. Cattle and calves not drinking or eating must be dosed by drench or with Sulmet® Oblets®. For best results treat sick animals individually.
In poultry, consult a veterinarian or poultry pathologist for diagnosis. For control of outbreaks of disease, medication should be initiated as soon as the diagnosis is determined.
Medicated cattle, swine, chickens and turkeys must actually consume enough medicated water to provide the recommended dosages.
If symptoms persist after using this preparation for two or three days, consult a veterinarian. Excessive dosage may cause toxic reactions: follow above dosage and administration instructions carefully. Hatchability of eggs laid during medication with sulfas and for short periods thereafter may be adversely affected. Treatment of all diseases should be instituted early. Treatment should continue 24 to 48 hours beyond the remission of disease symptoms, but not to exceed a total of five consecutive days in cattle or swine.
Prepare fresh solutions daily.
Warning(s): Do not medicate chickens or turkeys producing eggs for human consumption. To avoid drug residues in edible flesh, withdraw medication from chickens and turkeys 10 days prior to slaughter for food.
Treated cattle must not be slaughtered for at least 10 days after the last dose. Exceeding five (5) consecutive days of treatment may cause violative tissue residue to remain beyond the withdrawal time.
Do not use in calves under one (1) month of age or calves being fed an all-milk diet. Use in these classes of calves may cause violative residues to remain beyond the withdrawal time.
Do not use in female dairy cattle 20 months of age or older. Use of sulfamethazine in this class of cattle may cause milk residues.
Withdraw medication from swine 15 days prior to slaughter for food.