Founder Guard 5kg

Virginiamycin 10g/kg

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Use in conjunction with high grain diets to maintain low blood D-lactate (of gut origin) and to reduce the risk of laminitis

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Drug Name and Strength Virginiamycin 10g/kg
Quantity 5kg Tub
Indication Use in conjunction with high grain diets to reduce the risk of laminitis. The special granular formula is targeted to control the activity of bacteria in the hindgut that ferment starches and sugars producing excessive acidity. Without Founderguard, uncontrolled rapid fermentation results in a build up of lactic acid in the gut, which can increase the risk of laminitis (founder). Regular daily use of Founderguard therefore minimises the harmful side effects of grain feeding.
Actions Virginiamycin suppresses the activity of lactic acid producing gut flora, encouraged by the ingestion of excess starch and sugars in grain and lush pasture. Control of gut lactic acid production maintains a more optimum pH environment in the caecum and large bowel, reducing the risk of suppression or death of other gut flora, subsequent endotoxin release, and blood borne toxic effects on the hoof laminar structure, resulting in laminitis and progression to the internal hoof changes characteristic of founder.
Precautions Effects have not been assessed in breeding horses, and therefore should not be given to pregnant mares or stallions used for breeding.May irritate the eyes and skin. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Repeated exposure may cause allergic disorders. Sensitive workers should use protective clothing. Do not inhale dust. Wash hands after use. When preparing in bulk feed mixes wear elbow length PVC gloves, and when using in enclosed areas wear elbow length PVC gloves and disposable respirator. After each day's use wash gloves.First Aid If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 131 126.
Dosage and Administration When first commencing Founderguard give one-quarter to one-half the dose, building to the full daily dose after 5 days.Administer 5 g/100 kg bodyweight daily in single or divided doses. 1 scoop = 25 g. Bulk mixing rate. 1 kg/250 kg concentrate feed.Full daily dose must be fed for at least 3 days before increasing grain in the diet; maintain daily doses during the entire period of grain feeding.
Storage Store below 30°C (room temperature). Reseal after use.
MSDS (external link) Founderguard 5kg MSDS
Label (external link) Founderguard 5kg Label
Manufacturer Virbac (Australia) Pty Limited
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