Zinc Sulfate Monohydrate

Veterinary

Indications

Zinc is essential for–
  • Gene expression
  • Cell division
  • Growth
  • Hormone production
  • Metabolism
  • Appetite control
  • Immune function
  • Maintaining structural integrity & health of the hoof and udder
  • Wound healing and epithelium maintenance.
Livestock: Zinc Sulfate Monohydrate is indicated for inappetance, diarrhoea, poor growth, alopecia, dermatitis, reduced testicular growth, swollen feet, wounds failed to heal properly, wool-eating, parakeratosis, hyperkeratosis, ... Read more

Description

Zinc Sulfate Monohydrate is a source of Zinc which is an essential trace element required for human nutrition and involved in a number of body enzyme system. Severe Zinc deficiency causes skin lesion, alopecia, diarrhoea, increased susceptibility of infections, cognitive impairment, and failure to thrive in children. Symptoms of less severe deficiency include distorted or absent perceptions of taste and smell, poor wound healing. Therapy should continue until clinical improvement and be replaced by dietary measures unless there is severe malabsorption, metabolic disease or continuous Zinc loss.

Pharmacology

The importance of trace mineral is related to productivity & prevention of deficiency symptoms. As a trace mineral, zinc is a component of many enzymes such as carbonic anhydrase, alcohol dehydrogenase, alkaline phosphatase, DNA/RNA polymerase etc, which affects metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acid. Zinc is a component of thymosin, a hormone, which regulates cell mediated immunity. It also affects luteal function. Normal growth and repair are dependent on adequate zinc. Zinc is probably related intimately to the process of cell division.

Dosage & Administration

Bolus:
Cattle, Buffalo-
  • Prevention: 1 Zinc Sulfate bolus or 100 ml Zinc Sulfate solution per 5 kg feed daily.
  • Treatment: 1 Zinc Sulfate bolus or 50-100 ml Zinc Sulfate solution per animal daily for 5-7 days.
Calf, Sheep, Goat-
  • Prevention: 1 Zinc Sulfate bolus or 100 ml Zinc Sulfate solution per 5 kg feed daily.
  • Treatment: One-forth to one-half of Zinc Sulfate bolus or 25- 30 ml Zinc Sulfate solution per animal daily for 5-7 days.
Poultry-
  • Prevention: 1 Zinc Sulfate bolus or 100 ml Zinc Sulfate solution per 50 litre drinking water daily for 5-7 days.
  • Treatment: 1 Zinc Sulfate bolus or 75 ml Zinc Sulfate solution per 25 litre drinking water daily for 5-7 days. Or as Directed by The Veterinary Physician.
syrup:
  • The recommended dose for Children is 2 to 2.5 mg/kg/day
  • Children under 10 kg: 20 mg 1 or 2 times daily
  • Children within 10 to 30 kg: 20 mg 1 to 3 times daily
  • Adult & Child over 30 kg: 40 mg 1 to 3 times daily

Precautions & Warnings

Toxicity: Zinc Sulfate is relatively non-toxic. But feed may be unpalatable when zinc concentration is very high.
Precaution: Do not use calcium, copper & iron in conjunction with zinc.

Storage Conditions

Store in a cool & dry place protected from light. Keep all medicines out of reach of children.