Bovis ISSN 2398-2993

Decoquinate

Synonym(s): anticoccidial

Contributor(s): Louise Cox-O’Shea, Vetstream Ltd , Andrea Tarr

Introduction

Name

  • Decoquinate.

Class of drug

  • Coccidiostat.
  • Antiprotozoal.

Description

Chemical name

  • Ethyl 6-(decyloxy)-7-ethoxy-4-hydroxyquinoline-3-carboxylate; HC 1528.

Molecular formula

  • C24H35NO5.

Molecular weight

  • 417.54 g/mol.

Physical properties

  • Powder (to be mixed with feed).

Storage requirements

  • Store in a dry place.
  • Store at temperatures below 25°C.
  • Discard within 3 months of incorporation with food.
  • In unopened packaging unmixed preparation can be stored for 36 months.

Uses

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Indications

  • Treatment & prevention of coccidiosis Coccidiosis in calves.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

With other drugs

  • Not to be used with other anticoccidials.

Withdrawal Period

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

Other sources of information

  • Yolande Bishop (ed) (2005) The Veterinary Formulary. 6th edn. Published in association with the British Veterinary Association.
  • National office of animal health [online]. NOAH compendium of datasheets. Website: www.noahcompendium.co.uk. Last accessed 15th March 2018.
  • Veterinary medicines directorate [online]. VMD product database. Website: www.vmd.defra.gov.uk. Last accessed 15th March 2018.

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