BVP Copper Injection 100ml

BVP Copper Injection 100ml

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  • Active ingredient copper methionate for the prevention of copper deficiencies
  • Suitable for use with cattle and sheep
  • Effective against mineral and trace element deficiencies
  • The suggested dose rate is 20mg of copper per 50 kg live weight; maximum 120 mg copper. Cattle (adult) 4 - 6 ml. Ewes 2 ml. Calves 1 - 2 ml. Lambs 0.5 ml. Maximum dose: 6 ml
 Administer by deep intramuscular injection only into the neck area, using aseptic technique. The dosage and frequency of therapy required depends upon the clinical condition and copper status of the animal, as assessed by serum levels before and after treatment and after consultation with the veterinary surgeon. This is particularly relevant to sheep as they are sensitive to copper toxicity. The copper status on farms may change from year to year; it is therefore recommended that random samples of serum are periodically checked to see if the deficiency still exists.

 As with other forms of copper supplementation, the use of parenteral injections can sometimes give rise to toxic reactions as well as allergic type responses with respiratory distress. It is recommended that any animal showing a marked systemic reaction should be treated by a veterinary surgeon. A small nodule may occur at the injection site in cattle but this will be transient and will disappear in less than one month. The likelihood of this happening can be reduced by use of proper injection technique. Avoid injection on wet days as this increases the likelihood of contamination. Do not administer intravenously. Do not overdose as there is no specific antidote. Do not inject into the rump muscles. Do not use concurrently with any other preparation.

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