Equine Metronidazole Paste For the treatment of anaerobic bacterial and protozoal infections caused by metronidazole-sensitive organisms.

ACTIVE CONSTITUENTS

Metronidazole 500mg/g

PACK SIZE

1 kg pail

INDICATIONS

For the treatment of infections in horses caused by anaerobic bacteria and protozoa sensitive to metronidazole, including B.fragilis (penicillin resistant), Fusobacterium and Clostridial spp.

PRECAUTIONS

DO NOT USE in animals with renal or hepatic disorders or dysfunction.

Metronidazole is relatively non-toxic, however, over-dosage or prolonged treatment beyond the specified five days may result in reversible neurological depression, ataxia and impairment of the hepatic function.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Horses - Administer orally. May also be administered per rectum. Give 20mL Equine Metronidazole Paste (equivalent to 10g metronidazole) per 500kg bodyweight every 12 hours for 5 days or as directed by a veterinarian. The recommended dose is 20mg of metronidazole per kg of bodyweight per 12 hours.

Foals - 10mg/kg every 12 hours. Insufficient data is available on use in pregnant mares to recommend the use of the product during pregnancy.

MEAT WITHHOLDING PERIOD

NOT TO BE USED in horses intended for human consumption.

RACING/EVENT WITHHOLDING PERIOD

If used in performance animals, the regulations of the relevant authorities regarding medication should be observed.

FIRST AID

If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 131126 or in New Zealand 0800 764 766.

DISPOSAL

Dispose of empty container by wrapping with paper and putting in garbage.

STORAGE

Store below 30°C (Room Temperature). Protect from light.

REGISTRATION

THIS PRODUCT IS NOT REGISTERED, BUT IS SUPPLIED UNDER APVMA PERMIT. READ THE PERMIT BEFORE USING.

APVMA Permit No. 84510

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