Forketos® Oral Solution for Cattle and Sheep
Company name: Dechra Veterinary Products Limited
Address: (A business unit of Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC)
Sansaw Business Park
Shropshire SY4 4AS
Telephone: 01939 211200
Fax: 01939 211201
Contains: Active substances:
Propylene glycol 80% v/v
Cobalt sulphate heptahydrate 0.1% w/v
(equivalent to 0.21 mg/ml elemental cobalt)
Excipient: Water (purified).
Oral solution. A clean, bright, pale pink odourless solution.
As an aid in the treatment of acetonaemia (ketosis) in cattle and pregnancy toxaemia in sheep.
To be administered orally as a drench.
Cattle: 150-200 ml twice daily for 3-4 days.
Sheep: 2 ml/kg body weight up to a maximum of 120 ml.
This dose may be repeated 7-8 hours later if necessary.
Do not exceed stated dose.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals: In case of accidental eye contact, wash eyes with plenty of clean water. If irritation occurs, seek medical attention.
In case of contact with skin, remove any contaminated clothing and wash affected area thoroughly with soap and water. If irritation occurs, seek medical advice.
Wash hands after use.
Adverse reactions: None known.
Use during pregnancy and lactation: No special precautions.
Interactions: None known.
Overdose: Propylene glycol toxicity can result in incoordination and narcosis. Signs of cobalt overdose are loss of weight, anorexia and muscular incoordination.
Withdrawal period: Meat: zero days; Milk: zero hours.
Incompatibilities: None known.
Do not store above 25°C. Protect from light. Protect from frost.
Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 3 years.
Disposal: Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
1 litre and 25 litre high density polyethylene bottles with a high density polyethylene cap (screw fit). Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
For animal treatment only. Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Date of last review: 25.06.2008
Dechra Limited, Dechra House, Jamage Industrial Estate, Talke Pits, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST7 1XW.
Forketos Oral Solution for Cattle and Sheep 1 litre: