Project Description

Decoquinate 6%

  • For prevention and control of coccidiosis in lambs and calves.

  • As an aid in the control of coccidiosis in lambs, by medication of ewe feed.

  • As an aid in the prevention of abortions and perinatal losses due to toxoplasmosis by medication of ewe feed.


Each 1 kg contain:

Decoquinate 60 g

Excipients   940 g


Pharmacological action

DECOQUINATE 6%  has a wide spectrum of antiprotozoal effect, effective against Toxoplasma spp, Eimeria tenella, E. acervulina, E. necatrix, E. maxima, E. brunetti, E. mitis, E. praecox, E. bovis, E. zuernii, E. ellipsoidalis, E. cylindrica, Eimeria arloingi, E. ninaekohljakimovae, E. intricata, E. faurei and other types of eimeria. Decoquinate is the antiprotozoal composition of 4- Hydroxyquinoline, retains eimeria development at the early phases. The mode of action of decoquinate lies in disturbance of electrons transportation in the mitochondrial cytochrome system of eimeria. Decoquinate has its effect in digestive tract of stock and poultry, is poorly absorbed and egested unchanged with fecal matter. As a result, decoquinate remnants in tissues are insignificant and are promptly excreted. It is compatible with vitamins and feed additives used in poultry farming and cattle breeding. The product is moderately toxic for homoiotherms.


Do not mix with or into feeds containing any other anti-coccidial product.

Mode of administration

Orally, thoroughly mixed into feed. In order to reach uniform homogenization with feed, it is recommended to mix the measured quantity of the preparation (calculated on the basis of the prescribed dose) on stages in the following order: up to 10 kg feed; up to 100 kg feed; and up to 1000 kg feed.

Target species

Chicken,Sheep and cattle.


Preventive treatment of eimerioses in broilers chicken, rearing stock

0,333 - 0,667 kg/1 ton of feed equivalent to 20-40 mg of decoquinate/1 kg of feed. The product with feed is given to chicken within the entire feeding period (from the first days of life) removing the product off the ration 3 days prior to slaughter.

Lambs and calves eimeriosis treatment

Species and indicationMethod of administrationRecommended
dose level
duration of treatment
Treatment of coccidiosis in lambs and calves and prevention of coccidiosis in lambsIn lamb and calf feed1 mg decoquinate/kg bodyweight dailyAt least 28 days
Prevention of coccidiosis in calves and as an aid in prevention of coccidiosis in lambsIn calf and ewe feed0.5 mg decoquinate/kg bodyweight dailyAt least 28 days
As an aid in the prevention of abortions and perinatal losses due to toxoplasmosisIn ewe feed2 mg decoquinate/kg bodyweight dailyContinuously for 14 weeks prior to lambing

 Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes), if necessary

Overdosage is unlikely with in-feed medication.  Decoquinate dosages of 4 mg/kg bodyweight in sheep and lambs and 6 mg/kg bodyweight in calves have been found to be well tolerated and without observable side effects.

Withdrawl period 

Cattle and sheep meat: zero days. broiler chicken meat – 3 days.

Not permitted for use in lactating sheep or cattle producing milk for human consumption.

Side effects

None when correctly used.


Store under dry conditions below 25ºC.

Expiry date is 2 (two) years after date of manufacture.


25 kg bags: Inner lining is made of polyethylene; outer layer is made of 3-ply paper.