SULMET® (sodium sulfamethazine) Soluble Powder

SULMET® (sodium sulfamethazine) Soluble Powder

Convenient, once-a-day dosage

  • Category: Antibiotics / Antibacterials, Water Solubles
  • Species: Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Poultry, Swine
  • Active Ingredients:

    sodium sulfamethazine

SULMET® (sodium sulfamethazine) Soluble Powder

Product Information

Sulmet® (sodium sulfamethazine) Soluble Powder is a water-soluble antibiotic for use in drinking water for beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, chickens, and turkeys.

For control and treatment when pathogenic organisms are susceptible to sulfamethazine.


This 1 lb pouch contains 100% sodium sulfamethazine. Convenient, once-a-day dosage in drinking water or as a drench.


For control and treatment when pathogenic organisms are susceptible to sulfamethazine.

CHICKENS – For the control of infectious coryza (Avibacterium paragallinarum), coccidiosis (Eimeria tenella, Eimeria necatrix), acute fowl cholera (Pasteurella multocida) , pullorum disease (Salmonella Pullorum).

TURKEYS – For the control of coccidiosis (Eimeria meleagrimitis, Eimeria adenoeides)

SWINE – For the treatment of porcine colibacillosis (bacterial scours) (Escherichia coli) and bacterial pneumonia (Pasteurella spp.)

CATTLE – For the treatment of bacterial pneumonia and bovine respiratory disease complex (Pasteurella spp.), colibacillosis (bacterial scours) (Escherichia coli), necrotic pododermatitis (Fusobacterium necrophorum), calf diphtheria (Fusobacterium necrophorum), acute mastitis (Streptococcus spp.)

BEEF CATTLE – For the treatment of acute mastitis (Streptococcus spp.)

Storage & Handling

Store at of below 25°C (77°F)

Active Ingredient or Composition

sodium sulfamethazine

Dosage & Administration


1st day: 6 tablespoons (3 fl oz) for each 100 lb bodyweight, providing approximately 108 mg/lb (237.6 mg/kg) body weight.

2nd, 3rd, 4th days: 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 fl oz) for each 100 lb bodyweight, providing approximately 54 mg/lb (118.8 mg/kg) body weight.

POULTRY - Add 2 tablespoons (1 fl oz) to each gallon, or one gallon of stock solution to 128 gallons. Following administration directions, this will provide a recommended dose of approximately 58 to 85 mg/lb/day (128 to 187 mg/kg/day) body weight in chickens and 50 to 124 mg/lb/day (110 to 273 mg/kg/day) body weight in turkeys, depending upon the dosage, age, class of chickens or turkeys, ambient temperature and other factors.

Administration: CATTLE, CALVES, SWINE - In Drinking Water – Add the required dose listed above to that amount of water that will be consumed in one day; consumption should be carefully checked. Factors such as temperature, humidity and disease will cause variable fluid intake. As a generalization, the animals listed above will consume approximately 1 gallon per 100 lb body weight per day.

As a Drench – Dilute the proper dose of stock solution, and drench or administer with dose syringe. Cattle and calves not drinking must be dosed by drench or with Sulmet Oblets. For best results, pen-up animals to be treated, and treat sick animals individually.

CHICKENS and TURKEYS - Add the required dose to that amount of water that will be consumed in one day. Water consumption should be carefully checked to insure adequate drug intake. As a generalization, 100 turkeys will drink one gallon of water per day for each week of age; chickens will consume one-half this amount.

Infectious Coryza (in chickens): Medicate for 2 consecutive days.

Acute Fowl Cholera and Pullorum Disease (in chickens): Medicate for 6 consecutive days.

Coccidiosis (in chickens and turkeys): Medicate as listed above for 2 days, then reduce drug concentration to one-half above for 4 additional days.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: SULMET® (sodium sulfamethazine) Soluble Powder: Not for Human Use. For animal use only. Do not treat chickens or turkeys within 10 days of slaughter. Do not treat cattle within 10 days of slaughter. Exceeding 5 consecutive days of treatment may cause violative tissue residue to remain beyond the withdrawal time.  Do not use in calves under one month of age or calves being fed an all-milk diet. Use in these calves may cause violative residues beyond the withdrawal time. Do not use in female dairy cattle 20 months of age or older. Use of sulfamethazine in this class of cattle may cause milk residues.  Do not treat swine within 15 days of slaughter. Prepare fresh solutions daily. Excessive dosage may cause toxic reactions. Treatment should continue 24 to 48 hours beyond the remission of disease symptoms, but not to exceed 5 consecutive days in cattle or swine. To report adverse effects, access medical information, or obtain additional product information, call 1-877-994-4883. View product label here.

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