Planate 0.0875 mg/ml Solution for injection 20ml.
A colourless, buffered, sterile aqueous solution for injection containing 0.0875 mg Cloprostenol (as 0.092 mg Cloprostenol Sodium) per ml. Chlorocresol is added as preservative.
A synthetic prostaglandin analogue for use in pigs as a luteolytic agent to induce farrowing in sows and gilts, thus providing opportunity for more efficient and convenient management under a variety of systems.
-Allows batch management of sows and gilts to be efficiently achieved.
-Minimises farrowings at weekends, public holidays and during the night.
-Facilitates supervision of farrowing.
-Enables farrowing and labour schedules to be planned for convenience.
-Prevents sows and gilts going beyond term.
-Allows optimal use of farrowing quarters, equipment etc.
Dosage and administration
A single 2 ml dose is given by deep intramuscular injection. It is recommended that a 1½ inch needle be used.
Having calculated the average gestation length for each farm, sows and gilts may be injected two days before this date or on any date thereafter to suit the requirements of the particular management system. Trials have shown that normally 95% of animals will commence farrowing within 36 hours of treatment. The majority of animals can be expected to respond within the period 24 ± 5 hours following injection, except in those cases where spontaneous farrowing is imminent.
No special precautions are necessary during pregnancy.
Contra-indications, warnings, etc
Induction of farrowing too early in pregnancy can lead to non-viable piglets being born. An increase in the number of non-viable piglets may result if used more than two days prior to the average gestation length calculated from farm records.
Direct contact with skin or mucous membranes of the user should be avoided. Prostaglandins of the F2a type may be absorbed through the skin and may cause bronchospasm or miscarriage. Care should be taken when handling the product to AVOID SELF-INJECTION OR SKIN CONTACT.
Pregnant women, women of child-bearing age, asthmatics and persons with other respiratory tract diseases should exercise caution when handling cloprostenol. Those persons should avoid contact or wear disposable plastic gloves during administration of the product.
Accidental spillage on the skin should be washed off immediately with soap and water.
The possible incidence of bronchospasm with the product is unknown. Should shortness of breath result from accidental inhalation or injection, seek urgent medical advice and show the doctor this warning.
Wash hands after use.
Animals must not be slaughtered for human consumption during treatment.
Pigs may be slaughtered for human consumption only after 2 days from the last treatment.
For animal treatment only. Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not store above 25°C.
Protect from light.
Following withdrawal of first dose, use the product within 28 days. Discard unused material.
Avoid the introduction of contamination during use.
Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste material derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
Cartons containing 1 x 20 ml bottle.
Cartons containing 10 x 20 ml bottles.
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