Meloxicam Paste A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory analgesic – antipyretic with preferential COX-2 inhibition.

ACTIVE CONSTITUENTS

Meloxicam 20 mg/mL

PACK SIZE

230mL jar

INDICATIONS

Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the oxicam class, which acts by inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis, thereby exerting anti-inflammatory, antiendotoxic, anti-exudative, analgesic and antipyretic properties. It has preferential COX-2 inhibitory properties.

Horses: For daily use for the alleviation of inflammation and the relief of pain in both acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders and the relief of pain associated with colic.

PRECAUTIONS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS

Avoid use in any dehydrated, hypovolaemic or hypotensive horses as there is a potential risk of renal toxicity.

Use with caution in pregnant or lactating mares as the safety of this product in these classes of horse has not been established.

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 is contraindicated.

Concurrent administration with glucocorticosteroids, other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or with anti-coagulant agents is contraindicated and should be used with caution in conjunction with other highly protein bound drugs.

DOSAGE

Horses: Daily dose of 0.6 mg/kg bodyweight (i.e. 3.0 mL/100kg bodyweight) for up to 14 days.

Foals: 0.1 mg/kg twice daily. Raidal SL, Edwards S, Pippia J, Boston R, Noble GK, Pharmacokinetics and Safety of Oral Administration of Meloxicam to Foals. J Vet Intern, Med. (2013) 27 (2) 300-7.

Use within 28 days of opening.

MEAT WITHHOLDING PERIOD

HORSES: DO NOT USE less than 28 days before slaughter 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 the garbage.

STORAGE

Store below 25°C (Room Temperature). Use entire product within 28 days of opening.

REGISTRATION

APVMA Approval No. 82561/106068 (Australia)

ACVM No. A011118 (New Zealand)

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