Dexafort Suspension for injection
Dosage and administration
Shake vial before use.
Dexafort should be administered by intramuscular injection using normal aseptic techniques. To measure small volumes of less than 1 ml a suitably graduated syringe should be used to ensure accurate administration of the correct dose. Avoid accidental self-injection with this product.
For the treatment of inflammatory or allergic conditions
The following average doses are advised. However, the advised dose used should be determined by the severity of the signs and the length of time for which they have been present.
For the treatment of primary ketosis in cattle (acetonaemia)
A dose of 5-10 ml dependent on the size of the cow. Since blood sugar levels rise rapidly through the action of dexamethasone sodium phosphate and are maintained at a raised level for several days, the product is particularly useful in cases that present late and there is seldom a need to repeat the dose.
In the case of cows in poor bodily condition, to avoid prolonged stimulation of gluconeogenesis at the expense of body fat reserves, use a quick-acting corticosteroid only.
For the induction of parturition
Dexafort may be used to induce parturition in cattle in the last trimester and before day 260 of pregnancy. Where this is required e.g. in the cases of trauma to the cow or possibly because the date of calving is not known a single dose of 10 ml followed 6–12 days later by an injection of a short acting corticosteroid, is recommended. In the majority of cases parturition will be induced within 3 days of the second injection.