Bovis ISSN 2398-2993

Monensin

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd , Andrea Tarr

Introduction

Name

  • Monensin.

Class of drug

  • Polyether antibiotic.

Description

Chemical name

  • Monensic acid.

Molecular formula

  • C36H62O11

Molecular weight

  • 670.871 g/mol

Physical properties

  • Usually supplied as granules which are added to feed.
  • Authorised in Europe as a continuous-release intraruminal device.

Storage requirements

  • Store in a cool, dry place.
  • Out of direct sunlight.

Uses

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Indications

Administration

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Precautions

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Withdrawal Period

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Basaraba R J, Oehm F W & Vorhies M W (1999) Toxicosis in Cattle from Concurrent Feeding of Monensin and Dried Distiller's Grains Contaminated with Macrolide Antibiotics. J Vet Diag Inv 11(1), 79-86 Full Article.
  • Potter E L, VanDuyn R L, Cooley C O (1984) Monensin toxicity in cattle. J Anim Sci 58(6),1499-511 PubMed.

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