Ulcershield Equine 6 x 33g Syringes
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|Drug Name and Strength||Omeprazole 370mg/g|
|Indication||Treatment and prevention of gastric ulcers in horses and foals.|
|Precautions||Omeprazole has a wide safety margin in horses and foals and can be used in foals from 1 month old. Ulcershield can be safely administered to stallions used for breeding. Safety in pregnant or lactating mares has not been established. The safety of omeprazole for longer than 91 days' treatment has not been determined. Ulcershield can be used concomitantly with other medications including anthelmintics, antibiotics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and other commonly administered veterinary preparations.First Aid If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 131 126. Additional information is available in the safety data sheet available from the supplier.Disposal Dispose of empty container and syringe by wrapping with paper and putting into garbage.|
|Dosage and Administration||Treatment dose. 4 mg/kg. Adult horse (600 kg): give 6 mL daily for 28 days (1 mL/100 kg). Prevention dose. 1 mg/kg. Adult horse (600 kg): give 1.5 mL daily for 28 days (0.25 mL/100 kg). Ensure horse's mouth contains no feed prior to treatment. Set dial-a-dose syringe to required volume and administer into the side of the mouth far back into the pocket between the teeth and the cheek or over the back of the tongue. The product is very sticky, so ensure that it is applied onto the internal parts of the mouth, not just dropped into the oral cavity. Immediately raise the horse's head for a few seconds after dosing to ensure the full dose has been swallowed. Observe the horse after dosing to ensure that no part of the dose is rejected. If any of the dose is lost, redosing is recommended. Gastric ulcers may recur following completion of the initial treatment, unless treatment is continued at the preventative dose. Features of gastric ulceration in horses. Clinical signs of gastric ulceration include depressed appetite or inappetence, recurrent colic, intermittent loose faeces, chronic diarrhoea, poor hair coat, poor body condition or poor performance. Signs in foals include appetite or inappetance, teeth grinding, dribbling saliva, diarrhoea, sternal recumbency or weakness. For accurate diagnosis, direct endoscopic examination of the gastric mucosa is recommended.|
|Storage||Store below 30°C (room temperature).|
|Manufacturer||Randlab Australia Pty Ltd|