Zoetis Deccox coccidiostat is a Type A medicated article for the prevention of coccidiosis in broilers caused by Eimeria tenella, E. necatrix, E. acervulina, E. mivati, E. maxima and E. brunetti. A zero-day withdrawal period for the coccidiostat Deccox (with the active ingredient decoquinate) provides greater flexibility in the use of the product for the control of coccidiosis in broiler chickens. With no withdrawal time, Deccox can be used in the latter stages of growth and also where a flock is thinned during the growing cycle, offering producers the opportunity to benefit from a chemical clean up of coccidia in their flocks.Deccox is a synthetic anticoccidial used as a feed additive in control programs. Synthetic compounds are routinely used in such programs, along with different ionophores (monovalent or divalent) and sometimes anticoccidial vaccines, to reduce the chance of resistance developing in the coccidial population. This broad-spectrum, non-antibiotic kills coccidia early in the stage of development. General advice is not to use the same in-feed anticoccidial for extended periods, to rotate among different classes of ionophores and to rest each product periodically. Use of a synthetic or chemical product once a year is recommended for broilers to clean up field strains.

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