Colvasone – Dexamethasone is a synthetic corticosteroid with a potent anti-inflammatory action.
Colvasone can be used for:
(1) Intravenous therapy in cases where emergency treatment is indicated, particularly shock and circulatory collapse, fog fever, acute mastitis and burns.
(2) Acetonaemia (ketosis) in cattle. Dexamethasone has a marked glucogenic action.
(3) Inflammatory conditions in all species: the product will suppress inflammation and is indicated in the treatment of arthritis, laminitis, dermatitis etc.
By intravenous or intramuscular injection. Normal aseptic precautions should be observed.
Recommended Dosage Schedule:
Horses and cattle: 1 ml per 25 kg bodyweight
Dogs and cats: 1 ml per 10 kg bodyweight
Horses 500 kg – 20 ml
Cattle 400 kg – 16 ml
Dogs 10 kg – 1 ml
Cats 5 kg – 0.5 ml
To ensure accuracy of dosing, a suitably graduated syringe must be used when treating small animals.
Withdrawal times – Cattle (meat): 21 days. Cattle (milk): 84 hours.
Do not use in horses intended for human consumption. Treated horses may never be slaughtered for human consumption.
The horse must have been declared as not intended for human consumption under national horse passport legislation.
For more information see product data sheet Colvasone Data sheet