Meloxicam Injection A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory analgesic-antipyretic for use in horses, cattle and pigs.

ACTIVE CONSTITUENTS

Meloxicam 20 mg/mL

PACK SIZE

100mL Single vial

INDICATIONS

A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory analgesic antipyretic for use in horses, cattle and pigs. Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the oxicam class which acts by inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis, thereby exerting anti-inflammatory, anti-endotoxic, anti-exudative, analgesic and antipyretic properties.

Horses: For single dose rapid initiation of therapy of musculoskeletal disorders and relief of pain associated with colic.

Cattle: For use in acute respiratory infection and diarrhoea in combination with appropriate antibiotic therapy to reduce clinical symptoms in calves and young cattle. For use in acute mastitis, in combination with antibiotic therapy, as appropriate, to reduce clinical symptoms in lactating cows. For use to assist in the control of pain following the dehorning of cattle, particularly that following heat cautery dehorning of young cattle. It is recommended that the injection be administered approximately 10 minutes before dehorning and be accompanied by a cornual nerve block anaesthesia.

Pigs: For use in acute non-infectious locomotor disorders to reduce symptoms of lameness and inflammation. For use in puerperal septicaemia and toxaemia (mastitismetritis- agalactia syndrome) with appropriate antibiotic therapy to reduce clinical signs of inflammation, oppose the effects of endotoxins and hasten recovery.

Subcutaneous injection site volumes should not exceed 10mL per site.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

PRECAUTIONS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS

The product should not be used concurrently with glucocorticoids, other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or anti-coagulant agents. Use with caution in conjunction with other highly protein bound drugs. Intravenous administration is well tolerated in horses and cattle.

HORSES: Use with caution in pregnant or lactating horses and in horses under 6 weeks of age as the safety of this product in these classes of horse has not been established.

CATTLE: Repeat treatments (more than ONCE) higher doses or injection into the muscle could result in residues above the MRLs unless the label withholding period is extended.

PIGS: Repeat doses (more than TWICE) or higher doses could result in residues above the MRLs unless the label withholding period is extended. The prescribing veterinarian would need to advise on an extended withholding period. Safe use in pregnant sows has not been fully evaluated but preliminary studies suggest that it has no harmful effects in the second and third trimester of pregnancy. Can be used in lactating sows.

This product is contraindicated for use in animals suffering from haemorrhagic gastrointestinal disorders, impaired hepatic, cardiac or renal function and haemorrhagic disorders, or where there is evidence of individual hypersensitivity to the product.

SIDE EFFECTS AND OVERDOSE

Subcutaneous as well as intravenous administration is well tolerated in cattle; only a slight transient swelling at the injection site following subcutaneous administration may occur in a small proportion of animals.

In the case of overdose, symptomatic treatment should be initiated.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Discard unused portion within 28 days of first broaching bottle.

HORSES: SINGLE USE ONLY by intravenous injection. 0.6 mg meloxicam/kg bodyweight (i.e. 3.0 mL/100 kg bodyweight). Oral meloxicam treatment may be used for continuation of treatment beginning after 24 hours.

CATTLE: SINGLE USE ONLY by subcutaneous or intravenous injection. 0.5 mg meloxicam/kg bodyweight (ie. 2.5 mL/100 kg bodyweight) in combination with

antibiotic therapy, as appropriate.

PIGS: For SINGLE intramuscular injection in the anterior half of the neck. (Can be repeated ONCE after 24 hours if necessary). 0.4 mg meloxicam/kg bodyweight.

MEAT WITHHOLDING PERIOD

HORSES: DO NOT USE in horses intended for human consumption.

MEAT: DO NOT USE less than 15 days for cattle and 6 days for pigs before slaughter for human consumption. MILK: Milk collected from cows within 6 days (12 milkings) of treatment MUST NOT BE USED for human consumption, processing or fed to bobby calves.

TRADE ADVICE

EXPORT SLAUGHTER INTERVAL (ESIs)

PIGS: DO NOT slaughter for export less than 6 days after treatment.

CATTLE: This product does not have an ESI established. For advice on the ESI, contact the manufacturer on (02) 9728 3505 before using this product.

FIRST AID

If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 13 11 26 or in New Zealand 0800 764 766.

DISPOSAL

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

STORAGE

Store below 30°C (Room Temperature). Store upright, do not freeze, protect from light. Discard unused portion within 28 days of first broaching bottle.

REGISTRATION

ACVM No. A10915 (New Zealand)

APVMA Approval No. 68070/57427 (Australia)

 

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