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VETACORTYL – 5 ML

Prolonged corticosteroid therapy, excessive dosage, or too frequent administration, may suppress the hypothalamic-adrenal axis and induce a cushingoid syndrome. For this reason, methylprednisolone acetate injection should be used with caution, especially in the dog.

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VETACORTYL – 5 ML – EQUINE MEDCARE  Musculoskeletal conditions: It has been used successfully to treat rheumatoid arthritis, traumatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, periostitis, synovitis, tenosynovitis, bursitis and myositis of horses; traumatic arthritis, osteoarthritis and generalized arthritic conditions of dogs.https://equinemedcare.com/product/vetacortyl-5-ml/

– Allergic conditions: This preparation is especially beneficial in relieving pruritus and inflammation associated with allergic dermatitis, acute moist dermatitis, dry eczema, urticaria, bronchial asthma, pollen sensitivities and otitis externa in dogs: allergic dermatitis and moist and dry eczema in cats.

Vetacortyl is an aqueous suspension of 40mg/ml methylprednisolone acetate for injection. Methylprednisolone is a potent anti-inflammatory synthetic corticosteroid with prolonged systemic and local effects. It has marked gluconeogenic effects. The tendency to promote sodium/water retention is very weak.

Indicactions:

Vetacortyl is indicated for the management of chronic inflammatory conditions, including arthritis, chronic dermatitis, and other inflammatory or allergic conditions, where a long-acting effect is required.

Specific Indications:

Horses / Camels: Arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis and other musculoskeletal inflammatory disorders.

Dosage:

Vetacortyl is used for maintenance therapy, the initial dosage should be gradually reduced until the lowest effective dose is established.

General Recommendations:

DOGS: 1mg/kg (average dose 20mg) s/c or i/m. Repeat with caution weekly, or as necessary. Intra-articular. Approximately 20mg, depending on the size of the joint.

HORSES: 200mg i/m, repeated as necessary with decreasing dosages until maintenance is achieved. Intra-articular/Intrasynovial: 40-240mg depending on the joint space.

Intralesional Therapy:

Vetacortyl may be mixed 1:2 with local anaesthetic and injected intradermally, 0.1ml per site at a number of sites, depending on the lesion.VETACORTYL – 5 ML – EQUINE MEDCARE

Precautions:

Prolonged corticosteroid therapy, excessive dosage, or too frequent administration, may suppress the hypothalamic-adrenal axis and induce a cushingoid syndrome. For this reason, methylprednisolone acetate injection should be used with caution, especially in the dog.

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