The Food and Drug Administration recently approved the removal of the weight limit restriction on Denagard Liquid Concentrate. Pork producers can now use the product in pigs weighing more than 250 pounds.

Denagard is approved to treat swine pneumonia caused by Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae and swine dysentery. Response is usually evident in 24 to 48 hours as tiamulin, the product’s active ingredient, is readily absorbed from the gut and can be found in the blood within 30 minutes after dosing.

“Producers can now use Denagard Liquid Concentrate in animals weighing more than 250 pounds,” says Sean O’Hare, swine and poultry sales manager for the Novartis U.S. farm animal business.

Producers are encouraged to follow label directions and observe required withdrawal times. For more information, contact Novartis at (800) 843-3386 or click here.

Caution: Do not feed undiluted. Do not use in feeds for animals other than swine. The effects of tiamulin on swine reproductive performance, pregnancy and lactation have not been determined.