Cattle, pigs, cats and dogs.
Indications for use, specifying the target species
In cattle: as an adjunct in the treatment of pneumonia by improving general conditions and nasal discharge and as an adjunct in the treatment of acute mastitis.
In pigs: as an adjunct in the treatment of Metritis Mastitis Agalactia syndrome.
In dogs: for the treatment of inflammation associated with musculo-skeletal disorders and for the reduction of post-operative pain.
In cats: as an adjunct in the treatment of upper respiratory disease in association with antimicrobial therapy, if appropriate.
Amounts to be administered and administration route
Cats and dogs: The recommended dose is 4 mg/kg bodyweight (1 ml/10 kg bodyweight) given as a single injection and repeated once after 24 to 48 hours if required and depending upon clinical assessment. Alternatively, a single injection of 1 ml/10 kg can be given with the treatment being continued by the oral route, using tablets.
In dogs administer by intramuscular or subcutaneous injection.
For the reduction of post-operative pain, this is best given pre-operatively, at the time of premedication one hour before induction of anaesthesia
In cats, administer by the subcutaneous route only.
Cattle: For inflammation associated with respiratory disease in cattle, the recommended dosage is 2 mg/kg (1 ml/20 kg bodyweight) by intramuscular injection into the neck area. Treatment may be repeated once after 48 hours.
For use in mastitis, the recommended dosage is 4 mg/kg bodyweight (1ml per 10 kg bodyweight) as a single IV injection.
Pigs: the recommended dosage is 2 mg/kg (1ml/20kg bodyweight) as a single intramuscular injection.
The maximum injected volume is 20 ml per injection site.
The stopper for the 20 ml, 50 ml and 100 ml vial sizes may be safely punctured up to 20 times. The stopper for the 250 ml vial size may be safely punctured up to 50 times. The user should choose the most appropriate vial size according to the target species to be treated.