A non-steroidal anti-inflammmatory drug (NSAID) for the alleviation of inflammation and pain in both acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders in horses.
Meloxicam exerts anit-inflammatory, anti-exudative, analgesic and antipyretic effects. It inhibits leukocyte infiltration into the inflamed tissue and prevents bone and cartilage destruction. To a minor extent it also inhibits collagen-induced thrombocyte aggregation.
The use of this product is contraindicated in animals suffering from gastrointestinal disorders such as irritation and haemorrhage, impaired hepatic, cardiac or renal function and haemorrhagic disorders, or where there is evidence of individual hypersensitivity to the product. The use of this product is contraindicated in pregnant or lactating mares and in horses less than 6 weeks of age.
Dosage & Administration:
0.6mg/kg bodyweight (10ml suspension/500kg) once daily for up to 14 days or as directed by the consulting veterinarian.
Shake well before use. Draw an accurate volume of suspension from the tube using the syringe supplied. To administer, place the syringe nozzle into the side of the horse’s mouth and deposit the suspension as far back over the tongue as possible. Administer prior to feeding.
Administration concurrently with glucocorticoids, other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or with anti-coagulent agents should be avoided.
Avoid use in any dehydratedhypovolaemic or hypotensive animal, as there is a potential risk of increased renal toxicity.
DO NOT USE less than 28 days before slaughter for human consumption.
Reactions symptomatic of NSAID treatment (primarily diarrhea) may occur. Gastro-intestinal side effects are in most cases transient and disappear following termination of treatment. If gastro-intestinal side effects are persistent, or severe, treatment should be discontinued and your veterinarian consulted. Transient urticaria can also occur.
In case of overdosing , a symptomatic treatment should be initiated.
If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poison Information Centre 0800 764 766 (0800 POISON).
Store below 30oC (room temperature).
Discard 90 days after initial use when stored below 30oC (room temperature). Dispose of empty container by wrapping with paper and putting in the garbage.
250ml Tube with dosing syringe.
Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child. May cause damage to organs.
Keep out of reach of children
Use personal protective equipment as required. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product
Registered pursuant to the ACVM Act 1997, No A10659
RESTRICTED VETERINARY MEDICINE
Meloxicam 30 Horse Oral Suspension For Animal Treatment Only