roxarsone


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roxarsone

an organic arsenical compound used as a growth promotant and coccidiostat in swine and poultry. Called also 4-hydroxy-3-nitrophenylarsonic acid. See also organic arsenical.
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Two drug treatment regimens were used, decoquinate as Deccox[R] (DECX) (27 g/ton) or monensin as Coban[R] (COBN) (100 g/ton), each with bacitracin methylene disalicylate (50 g/ton) and roxarsone (45 g/ton), between 0 and 35 d post-hatch.
In September, New York Congressman Steve Israel introduced "The Poison-Free Poultry Act of 2009," a food safety bill that calls for a ban on roxarsone.
The company's main products include the large-scale manufacture of Arsanilic acid, Zoalene, Roxarsone, Betaine, Allicin.
Although sale of roxarsone remains suspended in the United States, nitarsone, a chemically similar arsenical drug, continues to be sold (Zoetis 2013).
Roxarsone [beta]-nitro4-hydroxyphenylarsonic acid) was approved in 1944 by the U.
A study in this issue of EHP shows that inorganic arsenic (iAs) accumulates in the breast meat of broiler chickens, potentially as a result of treatment with roxarsone.
a global specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that the Circuit Court of Washington County, Arkansas, Second Division, today ruled in the company's favor in litigation involving roxarsone, a product sold by Alpharma's Animal Health division.
Roxarsone, an arsenic-based drug fed to chicken, turkeys, and pigs for growth promotion, feed efficiency, and improved pigmentation, may be a source of dietary exposure to inorganic arsenic (Food and Drug Administration 2011; Silbergeld and Nachman 2008).
Roxarsone passes straight through chickens to their litter and becomes the very toxic poison known as Inorganic Arsenic III and Inorganic Arsenic V when placed in the environment.
1) Signed 22 May 2012 by state governor Martin O'Malley, the ban applies mainly to a drug called roxarsone (sold as 3-Nitro[R]) and takes effect 1 January 2013.
Our research has found that pound per pound, the amount of waste, and therefore the amount of arsenic spread throughout the community, is nearly identical to the amount of Roxarsone fed to the chickens.