Products containing minerals

In addition to the standard labelling requirements, products containing minerals should also include the information below.

1. Selenium

For products that contain selenium, include the following statement:

Contraindications
This product is contraindicated for use when selenium intake from pasture is high or selenium is provided by other means (such as top dressing, vaccine, pellets or selenium drenches) if blood selenium levels at treatment are high. Users can determine selenium status by consulting their veterinarian.

2. Copper

For products that contain copper, include the following statement:

Contraindications
Excessive copper is toxic. This product is contraindicated for use unless copper deficiency is confirmed.

3. Cobalt

For products that contain cobalt, include the following statement:

Contraindications
This product is contraindicated for use unless cobalt deficiency is confirmed.
This product is contraindicated for use in sheep that are dehydrated or unwell.

4. Other minerals

The following ‘Contraindications’ and ‘Precautions’ statements may also be required on some products containing minerals:

Contraindications
This product is contraindicated for use unless mineral deficiency is confirmed.
This product is contraindicated for use in animals that are dehydrated or unwell.
Precautions
Minerals such as copper, cobalt, selenium, iron, manganese and molybdenum compete with each other for metabolically important processes in the animal. Users should seek veterinary advice before treatment.

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