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Re: hard pull

Postby Silver » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:15 am

I like to use Metacam after a hard pull for the pain relief. Perhaps that is misguided as well.
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Re: hard pull

Postby Lucky_P » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:19 pm

Meloxicam is probably the best analgesic we have for cattle... though its use is 'extra-label', it is allowed, and reasonable meat/milk withdrawal times are known.
It appears to be far superior to aspirin(approved for use in cattle), flunixin(banamine - which is only approved for IV administration... IM is off-label and calls for extended withdrawal times), or phenylbutazone(not approved for use in food-producing animals)... and has a functional half-life of about 26 hrs vs 9 hrs for flunixin.
Not totally innocuous, but if you're looking for relief of pain/discomfort... it's the way to go. And it's relatively inexpensive.
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Re: hard pull

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:02 pm

Never heard of Meloxicam. Thanks for info.
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Re: hard pull

Postby Workinonit Farm » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:43 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Never heard of Meloxicam. Thanks for info.


A friend of ours takes it every day, as a "preventive" for Gout flare ups. Another friend of ours, has a dog, that is given meloxicam daily for his issues.
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Re: hard pull

Postby Randi » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:54 pm

We use Meloxicam quite a bit here. Hard calving, and at branding time especially. It is approved for use in cattle up here in Canada. Comes in Oral suspension or injectable.

https://www.drugs.com/vet/metacam-20-mg ... n-can.html

https://www.drugs.com/vet/meloxicam-ora ... p-can.html
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