Directions for Use

Apply bolus or boluses (use correct capsule for animal type and size being treated) orally using the correct Time Capsule applicator gun. Re-treat at 4* weekly (for cattle) or 6 weekly (sheep) intervals as required.

*For cattle: repeat dose at 4 weekly intervals while facial eczema risk is high or at 5 week intervals if risk is low.

For correct usage - match bolus size to liveweight of stock:
Bolus size Zinc oxide     Liveweight Units/box
Lambs 43g 20-40kg 48
Adult Sheep      67g 40-70kg 36
Cattle
90-130kg
63g 90-130kg 36
Cattle
130-175kg
98g 130-175kg 24
Cattle
175-250kg
143g 175-250kg 18
Cattle
250-400kg
232g 250-400kg 12
Cattle
400-600kg
365g 400-600kg        8

For larger cattle two Time Capsules can be used in combination to provide protection for larger weight ranges as follows:

2 x 250-400kg
capsules              
500-800kg

Important Notes
  • Zinc can be toxic if given at higher than recommended rates for the prevention of facial eczema and/or for prolonged periods of time.
  • The copper, selenium and calcium status of animals should be assessed at the completion of zinc treatment.
  • DO NOT use at times other than the facial eczema risk period.
  • DO NOT use damaged capsules.

Product Description

A bolus made of zinc oxide and release agents coated in beeswax.
Registered pursuant to the ACVM Act 1997, Nos A6275, A7600, A7763, A7931, A9006, and A10875.
For registration details, see www.foodsafety.govt.nz

Administering Time Capsule

Administering the Time Capsule is easy

Administering the Time Capsule is no more difficult than drenching, and you don’t have to do it so often. One capsule replaces a minimum of 4 drenches in cattle and 6 in sheep.

Steps

1. Contact your Agritrade Rep for a demonstration and training if required.

2. Ensure your yards are adequate (similar to that needed for any animal handling situation). For larger or less handled animals, use a head bail for convenience.

3. Allocate sufficient time to do the job without rushing. It may take a couple of minutes per animal until you become practiced.

4. Allow the animals to settle after yarding.

5. FULLY READ THE INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED WITH EVERY PACK OF THE TIME CAPSULE.

6. ONLY use the Time Capsule applicators. This will ensure ease of administration, as the guns have been designed specifically for applying the boluses.

7. Make sure you are using the correct Time Capsule bolus size and gun for the animal being treated.

8. If your time is stretched, you feel your facilities are not adequate, or you are not comfortable administering the boluses yourself, contact Agritrade or your vet or rural supply store to arrange for an administration contractor.