CORTAMETHASONE (VETOQUINOL) – 50 ML
Use in pregnancy, lactation or laying
Studies in laboratory animals have demonstrated embryotoxic effects.
The use of corticosteroids in pregnant females is not recommended except in ruminants to induce parturition during the last third of gestation.
Drug Interactions and Other Forms of Interaction
Acts on several systems of the animal and the result is a remarkable increase in the performance
Because corticosteroids can reduce the immune response to vaccination, dexamethasone should not be given at the same time as vaccines.
Concomitant use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may increase the risk of ulceration of the gastrointestinal tract.
Dosage and route of administration all species
Intravenous or intramuscular use.
Equine, Camel, cattle, goats, pigs 0.04 to 0.10 mg / kg (4 to 10 ml / 100 kg)
Dogs, cats 0.05 to 0.10 mg / kg (0.5 to 1 ml / 10 kg)
Dosification & Administration for Race :
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For safe application not detected pre-race: 5 ml for 5 days, suspend 2 days before the race
Overdose (symptoms, emergency management, antidotes), if necessary
High doses of corticosteroids may cause somnolence and lethargy in equines.
Meat and offal: 6 days.
Milk: 3 days.
Pharmacotherapeutic group: corticosteroids for systemic use, glucocorticoid.
ATC-vet code: QH02AB02.
Dexamethasone is a potent synthetic glucocorticoid with low mineralocorticoid activity. Dexamethasone has ten to twenty times the anti-inflammatory activity of prednisolone at an equivalent molar dose. Corticosteroids may decrease the immune response. Indeed, they inhibit capillary dilation, leukocyte migration and phagocytosis. Glucocorticoids have an effect on metabolism by increasing gluconeogenesis. Dexamethasone induces parturition in ruminants if the fetus is alive.