Glucose 40% w/v Solution for Injection for cattle and sheep 400ml.Target species:
Cattle and sheep.
Indications for use:
For the treatment of primary and secondary hypoglycaemia, acetonaemia and as a source of energy in cattle.
As an aid in the treatment of pregnancy toxaemia in sheep.
Do not give by subcutaneous injection.
Special warnings for each target species:
Intravenous injection should be given slowly, preferably not exceeding 0.5 ml/kg/hour.
Do not administer by the subcutaneous route.
When acidosis is severe, and renal failure present, treatment is unlikely to be efficacious.
Special precautions for use in animals:
This product does not contain an antimicrobial preservative. Any solution remaining in the vial following withdrawal of the required dose should be discarded.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals:
Care should be taken to avoid accidental self-injection. Wash hands after use.
Rapid intravenous injection of dextrose will cause the renal threshold for glucose to be exceeded, with consequent clinical signs of stress and loss of glucose in the urine.
For best results intravenous infusions should be given slowly, preferably at a rate not exceeding 0.5 ml/kg/hour.
Use during pregnancy and lactation:
None known (supplementary treatment can be provided as appropriate).
Amounts to be administered and administration route:
Cattle: 1 ml/kg, by slow intravenous injection. In some cases a higher dose rate may be required but should only be given on veterinary advice. Treatment may be repeated as necessary.
Sheep: 1 ml/kg to be given by slow intravenous injection. Treatment may be repeated after 6 hours if necessary.
The solution should be warmed to body temperature before use.
Strict aseptic precautions should be observed in preparation of the site of the injection.
Do not exceed the recommended dosage.
See Adverse reactions regarding renal crisis. No treatment specified.
Cattle/Sheep: Meat - zero days; Milk - zero hours.
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