Meloxicam 20 mg/mL
Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) of the oxicam class, which acts by inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis, thereby exerting anti-inflammatory, antiendotoxic, anti-exudative, analgesic and antipyretic properties. It has preferential COX-2 inhibitory properties.
Horses: For daily use for the alleviation of inflammation and the relief of pain in both acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders and the relief of pain associated with colic.
PRECAUTIONS AND CONTRAINDICATIONS
Avoid use in any dehydrated, hypovolaemic or hypotensive horses as there is a potential risk of renal toxicity.
Use with caution in pregnant or lactating mares as the safety of this product in these classes of horse has not been established.
Use in animals suffering from haemorrhagic gastrointestinal disorders, impaired hepatic, cardiac or renal function and haemorrhagic disorders, or where there is evidence of individual hypersensitivity to the product is contraindicated.
Concurrent administration with glucocorticosteroids, other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or with anti-coagulant agents is contraindicated and should be used with caution in conjunction with other highly protein bound drugs.
Horses: Daily dose of 0.6 mg/kg bodyweight (i.e. 3.0 mL/100kg bodyweight) for up to 14 days.
Foals: 0.1 mg/kg twice daily. Raidal SL, Edwards S, Pippia J, Boston R, Noble GK, Pharmacokinetics and Safety of Oral Administration of Meloxicam to Foals. J Vet Intern, Med. (2013) 27 (2) 300-7.
Use within 28 days of opening.
MEAT WITHHOLDING PERIOD
HORSES: DO NOT USE less than 28 days before slaughter for human consumption.
RACING/EVENT WITHHOLDING PERIOD
If used in performance animals, the regulations of the relevant authorities regarding medication should be observed.
If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 131126 or in New Zealand 0800 764 766.
Dispose of empty container by wrapping with paper and putting in the garbage.
Store below 25°C (Room Temperature). Use entire product within 28 days of opening.
APVMA Approval No. 82561/106068 (Australia)
ACVM No. A011118 (New Zealand)