Copinox ewe/calf & lamb

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Hard gelatin capsules containing copper oxide. Copinox Ewe/Calf 4g capsules are equivalent to 3.4g metallic copper. Copinox Lamb 2g capsules are equivalent to 1.7g metallic copper.

Uses 1. the prevention and treatment of copper deficiency. 2. the prevention of congenital swayback in lambs by the treatment of ewes 3. the prevention of delayed swayback by treatment of lambs before signs appear. 4. the reduction of lamb mortality in conditions of copper deficiency. Mode of action: A proportion of the administered copper oxide lodges in the abomasum of the treated animal. This provides a sustained-release source of copper for absorption from the gut. This steady supplementation ensures adequate copper status but avoids the sharp rises in copper levels which can be associated with copper toxicity.

Dosage and Administration Copinox capsules are administered orally. Place the capsule at the back of the mouth, beyond the hump of the tongue, using a suitable dosing gun (e.g the Copinox sheep dosing gun for both 2g and 4g capsules). To avoid injury, the dosing gun should be used carefully and without force. Normal swallowing movements should allow the dose to be passed easily into the back of the mouth, the capsule may then be ejected and passage of the gun beyond this point is not necessary. Always check that the animal swallows the capsule.

Dosage: Ewes: 1 x Copinox Ewe/Calf 4g capsule (or 2 x Copinox Lamb 2g capsules) - 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. Calves: Ruminant calves, 75 to 100 kg bodyweight, may be given 2 x Copinox Ewe/Calf 4g capsules Lambs: Over 5 weeks of age, 1 x Copinox Lamb 2g capsule

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