Dex 50

This treatment applies to the following species:
Beef Cattle
Dairy Cattle

Active Ingredients:

Dextrose monohydrate (USP), 50% w/v
Dextrose 50% injectable solution, USP



Dosage and Administration
The medicated drinking water system used must provide a continuous supply of medicated water for the number of cattle being treated on pasture. Insufficient number of medicators and/or tanks or tanks too small in volume will disrupt medicated water supply and increase risk of treatment failure.

It is essential that each animal consume the total recommended dosage of Alfasure daily for adequate protection. Medicated water should be the only source of drinking water for cattle. Access to all other sources of water (i.e., water pools on uneven land, ponds and streams) on the pasture should be blocked.

For moderate bloat producing conditions, administer Alfasure in the drinking water to provide a dose of 6 mL (5.7 g poloxalene) daily for animals weighing less than 454 kg and 10 mL (9.5 g poloxalene) daily for those we


As an aid in the treatment of glucose deficiencies in cattle, horses, sheep and swine; acetonemia (ketosis) in cattle; and pregnancy disease in sheep.

Dosage and Administration

For intravenous or intraperitoneal administration in cattle, sheep and swine. When used by the intraperitoneal route, it is advisable to dilute solution to 5% with sterile water. For intravenous administration only in horses. Warm to body temperature before administration. Inject slowly.

Cattle and horses (454 kg): 250-500 mL

Sheep and swine (45 kg): 50-150 mL

Treatment may be repeated after a few hours, if required. If no improvement is noticed in the condition being treated after 2-3 days or less depending upon the severity of the condition, the diagnosis should be re-evaluated and a veterinarian consulted.

Cautions: Use only if solution is clear. This product contains no preservative.


Store at 15-30°C. Keep from freezing. Protect from light. Discard any unused portion. Do not retain partly used bottle.


500 mL

ighing over 454 kg. The dose may be doubled when bloat-producing conditions are severe.

Alfasure is to be consumed daily. Administration of Alfasure-medicated water should commence a minimum of 3 days before the animals are exposed to bloat-producing conditions and continue throughout the season until the risk of frothy bloat has ended.

During periods of rain, with lush pastures, cattle may not consume adequate quantities of medicated drinking water. To avoid bloat-related deaths, remove the animals from these pastures or increase the concentration of Alfasure in the drinking water to achieve the required daily consumption.

Check water consumption. In cool or wet weather, increase concentration of Alfasure (e.g., 1X to 1.5X or 2X). In warm or dry weather, decrease concentration f Alfasure. Increase dose when risk of bloat is high.

Any unused medicated water should be discarded after 24 hours and fresh medicated water prepared.

Safety of this product in breeding animals and cow-calf pairs has not been established.

No withdrawal period is required for cattle when treated according to the label. Keep out of reach of children. If eye contamination occurs, wash the eye with running water for 15 minutes. Wash exposed skin as soon as possible after contamination with this drug.

Store at room temperature (15-30°C). Protect from light. After opening product, use within 30 days. Do not use previously opened product in the following season.

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