Metacam 40 mg/ml solution for injection for Cattle and Horses.
For use in acute respiratory infection with appropriate antibiotic therapy to reduce clinical signs in cattle.
For use in diarrhoea in combination with oral re-hydration therapy, to reduce clinical signs in calves of over one week of age and young, non-lactating cattle.
For adjunctive therapy in the treatment of acute mastitis, in combination with antibiotic therapy.
For the relief of post-operative pain following dehorning in calves.
For use in the alleviation of inflammation and relief of pain in both acute and chronic musculo-skeletal disorders.
For the relief of pain associated with equine colic.
Dosage and administration
Cattle: Single intravenous injection at a dose of 0.5 mg meloxicam/kg body weight (i.e. 1.25 ml/100 kg body weight) in combination with antibiotic therapy or with oral re-hydration therapy, as appropriate.
Horses: Single intravenous injection at a dose of 0.6 mg meloxicam/kg body weight (i.e. 1.5 ml/100 kg body weight).
For use in the alleviation of inflammation and the relief of pain in both acute and chronic musculo-skeletal disorders, Metacam 15 mg/ml oral suspension may be used for continuation of treatment at a dose of 0.6 mg meloxicam/kg body weight, 24 hours after administration of the injection.
Avoid introduction of contamination during use.
Contra-indications, warnings, etc
Do not use in horses less than 6 weeks of age.
Do not use in animals suffering from impaired hepatic, cardiac or renal function and haemorrhagic disorders, or where there is evidence of ulcerogenic gastrointestinal lesions.
Do not use in case of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.
For the treatment of diarrhoea in cattle, do not use in animals of less than one week of age.
Treatment of calves with Metacam 20 minutes before dehorning reduces post-operative pain. Metacam alone will not provide adequate pain relief during the dehorning procedure. To obtain adequate pain relief during surgery co-medication with an appropriate analgesic is needed.
In cattle intravenous administration is well tolerated.
In horses, a transient swelling at the injection site can occur but resolves without intervention.
In very rare cases anaphylactoid reactions, which may be serious (including fatal), may occur and should be treated symptomatically.
Cattle: Can be used during pregnancy and lactation.
Horses: Do not use in pregnant or lactating mares.
Do not administer concurrently with glucocorticosteroids, other NSAIDs or with anticoagulant agents.
In case of overdose, symptomatic treatment should be initiated.
In the absence of compatibility studies, this veterinary medicinal product must not be mixed with other veterinary medicinal products.
Special precautions for use in animals
If adverse reactions occur, treatment should be discontinued and the advice of a veterinarian should be sought.
Avoid use in very severely dehydrated, hypovolaemic or hypotensive animals which require parenteral rehydration, as there may be a potential risk of renal toxicity.
In case of inadequate relief of pain when used in the treatment of equine colic, careful re-evaluation of the diagnosis should be made as this could indicate the need for surgical intervention.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals
Accidental self-injection may give rise to pain. People with known hypersensitivity to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) should avoid contact with the veterinary medicinal product.
In case of accidental self-injection, seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or the label to the physician.
In view of the risk of accidental self-injection and the known adverse class-effects of NSAIDs and other prostaglandin inhibitors on pregnancy and/or embryofoetal development, the veterinary medicinal product should not be administered by pregnant women or women attempting to conceive.
Meat and offal – 15 days.
Milk – 5 days.
Meat and offal - 5 days.
Not authorised for use in horses producing milk for human consumption.
Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 3 years. Shelf life after first opening the immediate packaging: 28 days.
This veterinary medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children. For animal treatment only.
To be supplied only on veterinary prescription.
Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
Cardboard box with either 1 or 12 colourless glass injection vial(s) each containing 50 ml or 100 ml. Each vial is closed with a rubber stopper and sealed with an aluminium cap. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
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