Product Information

Metacam® offers long-lasting relief from pain and inflammation associated with acute clinical mastitis, relief from pain following de-budding of horn buds, aids in improving appetite and weight gain at onset of diarrhea, and reduction of pain associated with abdominal surgery such as caesarean section in cattle. With a single, subcutaneous or intravenous injection, Metacam controls pain and reduces inflammation – bringing fast, long-lasting comfort to your herd. Metacam is:

  • An anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-endotoxic and anti-pyretic treatment.
  • Serum half-life that is more than double any other NSAID available in Canada for treating cattle.
  • Flexible and convenient; it can be used for either a single subcutaneous or intravenous injection.
  • A concentrated formulation: 20 mg/mL for low-volume, nonirritating administration.
  • Available in convenient 50mL, 100mL and 250mL presentations.

Label indications:

“For the reduction of pain associated with abdominal surgery such as caesarean section.”

“For the symptomatic treatment of pain and inflammation associated with acute clinical mastitis. Milk taken from treated animals within 96 hours after treatment must not be used in food.”

“As an aid in improving appetite and weight gains when administered at the onset of diarrhoea, in combination with oral electrolyte therapy, in calves over one week of age.”

“For the relief of pain following de-budding of horn buds in calves less than three months of age.”

WARNING: MILK TAKEN FROM TREATED ANIMALS WITHIN 96 HOURS AFTER TREATMENT MUST NOT BE USED IN FOOD.
NSAID

References:
1. Metacam Scientific Discussion, http://www.ema.europa.eu/docs/en_GB/document_library/EPAR_-_Scientific_Discussion/veterinary/000033/WC500065773.pdf , Accessed February 8, 2017.

2. Freedom of Information Summary. 1998. NADA 101-479 page 20. http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AnimalVeterinary/Products/ApprovedAnimalDrugProducts/FOIADrugSummaries/ucm064905.pdf , Accessed February 8, 2017.

3. Landoni MF et al. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 1995;18(5):315-24.

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