Meloxidyl is an injectable solution for acute respiratory infection, mastitis and relief of post-operative pain following dehorning in calves
Indications For use, Specifying the target species
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 non-infectious locomotor disorders to reduce the symptoms of lameness and inflammation.
For adjunctive therapy in the treatment of puerperal septicaemia and toxaemia (mastitis–metritis–agalactia syndrome) with appropriate antibiotic therapy.
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.
Solution for injection. Clear, colourless to yellowish solution.
See also section Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay.
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.
Special warnings for each target species
Treatment of calves with Meloxidyl 20 minutes before dehorning reduces post-operative pain.
Meloxidyl alone will not provide adequate pain relief during dehorning procedure. To obtain adequate pain relief during surgery co-medication with an appropriate analgesic is needed.
Cattle, pigs and horses
One ml of Meloxidyl 20 mg/ml solution for injection contains:
Active substance: Meloxicam 20 mg
Excipient: Ethanol anhydrous 150 mg
For the full list of excipients, see Pharmaceutical particulars.