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Description: Animax NEW
Release 4.112
Copinox Ewe/Calf 4g capsule, hard
Species: Sheep, Cattle
Therapeutic indication: Pharmaceuticals: Dietary supplements and fluid metabolites: Copper injections and oral preparations
Active ingredient: Copper Oxide
Product:Copinox Ewe/Calf 4g capsule, hard
Product index: Copinox Ewe/Calf 4g Capsule
Cattle - milk: Zero hours
Cattle - meat: Zero days
Sheep - meat: Zero days
White hard gelatin capsules containing 4g copper oxide equivalent to 3.48g metallic copper.
Copinox 4g is indicated for the prevention and treatment of copper deficiency in cattle and sheep.
Dosage and administration
For oral administration only.
Adult Sheep Dosage
Adult sheep (50Kg) receive one capsule (equivalent to 80 mg CuO/kg for a 50kg sheep).
For the prevention of congenital swayback the dose should be given at tupping or during the first half of pregnancy. It may be advisable to administer the dose during the second or third month of pregnancy rather than at tupping on farms where copper deficiency is particularly severe.
Calf Dosage
Ruminant calves, 75 to 100 kg bodyweight and over 2months of age, may be given 2 x 4g white capsules (equivalent to 80mg CuO/kg for a 100kg calf).
Adult sheep and calves may be dosed with standard drench guns fitted with the special adapters provided. The capsule is inserted at one end and the other is attached to the drench gun. The capsule is ejected by expulsion with water. Conventional balling guns may also be used. Always check that the animal has swallowed the capsule. To be used at intervals of not less than 6 months.
Contra-indications, warnings, etc
Withdrawal periods
Meat - zero days
Milk - zero hours
Do not use unless copper deficiency is known to exist or known to be a risk. Do not administer to pre-ruminant animals. No other form of copper supplementation should be given immediately prior to or 6 months after administration of the capsules. Do not exceed the recommended dose. Copper toxicity may lead to the following clinical signs; thirst, apathy, haemolytic crises, anaemia, jaundice, hepatic necrosis, and death. No specific antidote is available for use in food producing animals. Care must be taken when dosing animals to avoid causing injury to the mouth and pharynx. Caution is advised and veterinary advice should be sought before treating housed sheep and breeds such as North Ronaldsay, Texel and Lleyn known to be susceptible to copper toxicity. For animal use only. Keep out of the reach of children.
Pharmaceutical precautions
Do not store above 25°C. Protect from light, frost and moisture. Store in a dry place. Keep the container tightly closed.
Legal category
Legal category: AVM-GSL
Packaging quantities
Copinox Ewe/Calf 4g capsules are available in tubs containing 50, 100 and 250 capsules.
Further information
Copper oxide rods are released in the reticulo-rumen passing slowly through the ruminant stomachs for a period of 2 to 3 months. Exposure to abomasal acidity causes slow particle solution, enabling partial absorption to take place. The copper stored in the liver then acts as a depot from which copper is slowly released to maintain normal concentrations in the blood during periods when the animal may be receiving an inadequate copper intake.
The recommended dosage should maintain adequate copper levels for the whole grazing season unless more frequent dosing is required on veterinary advice.
Marketing Authorisation Number
Vm 14016/4001
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