Flexidine For the prevention of primary and induced iodine deficiency in sheep and cattle. Restricted Veterinary Medicine (RVM). Only available under veterinary authorisation.

A7866 RVM

Active Constituents:

Iodinated peanut oil containing 26% w/v organically bound iodine. The iodine is bound to ethyl esters of unsaturated fatty acids, chiefly oleic acid and linoleic acid, in the oil. Available as a Flock pack containing 8 x 250mL PET vials, with 1 x 2mL automatic gun, 2 x 16g ½ inch hypodermic needles, a vented draw off apparatus, and an insulated neoprene bottle cradle with neck tie.

Treatment and control of primary and secondary (thiocyanate/brassica-induced) iodine deficiency in sheep and cattle of all ages.

By i/m injection into the anterior half of the neck. Can be injected through a 16-gauge needle. In very cold climates the liquid becomes viscous and may solidify. If frozen, restore the liquid state, without loss of efficacy, by warming to room temperature.
SHEEP (all ages): 1.5mL.
CATTLE: 3–6mL according to b.w. Recommended dose in adult cattle is 6mL. A dose of 8mL can be given to adult dairy cows to increase the iodine level in milk.
TREATMENT OF IODINE DEFICIENCY: To treat animals with goitre, and those suspected of having subclinical iodine deficiency. Treat ewes and cows when goitre is detected in their lambs and calves.
PREVENTION OF PRIMARY IODINE DEFICIENCY: Treat lambs at weaning. Treat ewes 1 month before mating, or not less than 2 months before lambing. Treat rams 1 month before mating. Treat calves at weaning. Treat cattle 1 month before mating or not less than 2 months before calving.
PREVENTION OF SECONDARY (INDUCED) IODINE DEFICIENCY: Treat all stock at least 2 months prior to the feeding of Brassica or other goitrogenic crops. Repeat annually to avoid subclinical iodine deficiency. Dairy cattle may require more frequent treatment to maintain adequate iodine levels.

Withholding Times:

MEAT and MILK: Nil.