Bovidip 2% W/V Concentrate For Teat Dip Or Spray Solution For Cows
Revised: July 2014
1. NAME of the veterinary medicinal product
Bovidip 2% w/v Concentrate for Teat Dip or Spray Solution for cows
2. QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION
Active substance: iodine, 2% w/v
2 g per 100 ml as available iodine (concentrate).
25 mg per 5 ml dose as available iodine (ready-to-use solution).
Emollients: glycerol, 10% w/v
For a full list of excipients, see section 6.1
3. PHARMACEUTICAL FORM
Concentrate for Teat Dip or Spray Solution.
Clear Brown Liquid.
4. CLINICAL PARTICULARS
4.1. Target species
4.2. Indications for use, specifying the target species
Teat disinfection as an aid in the prevention of mastitis in lactating dairy cows.
Do not use in cases of known hypersensitivity to iodine, or to any of the excipients.
Do not mix with other chemicals.
4.4. Special warnings for each target species
Prior to milking, wash teats with an udder wash solution and dry with a disposable paper towel.
Discard any product that becomes contaminated.
4.5. Special precautions for use
i) Special precautions for use in animals
Allow product to dry before exposing the cows to wet (rainy), cold or windy conditions.
Use in injured teats may delay the wound-healing process. It is recommended that treatment be discontinued until teat lesions have resolved.
If signs of disease persist or appear, consult a veterinary surgeon.
ii) Special precautions for the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals
Care should be taken avoid eye contact. In case of eye contact, flush the eyes with copious amounts of water and seek medical advice.
In case of ingestion, drink large quantities of water and obtain medical attention as soon as possible.
When used as spray, avoid working in spray mist.
Wash hands after use.
Persons with iodine allergy should wear gloves and mask.
iii) Other precautions
4.6. Adverse reactions
4.7. Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay
Indicated for use during pregnancy and lactation.
4.8. Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
The use of this product in the specified manner (topical antiseptic) has no known interactions with other medicaments or nutrition.
4.9. Amounts to be administered and administration route
Dilute before use. Prepare a fresh solution daily. Dilute one part of Bovidip 2% w/v Concentrate for Teat Dip or Spray Solution with three parts of clean water and mix well. Always clean the dip cup or spray container after use.
Amounts to be administered: about 5 ml per cow per application.
Dipping: Dip each teat immediately after milking in a teat dip cup containing diluted product. Dip the full length of the teats and replenish the dip cup as necessary.
Spraying: Spray the entire surface of the teats after each milking.
Not applicable. The product is for topical application. Significant absorption does not occur.
4.11. Withdrawal periods
Meat: Zero days.
Milk: Zero hours.
5. PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES
Pharmacotherapeutic Group:Products for teats and udders: Disinfectants
ATC Vet Code:QG52A
5.1. Pharmacodynamic properties
Iodine solutions react with the organic matter of bacteria and viruses to render them harmless. The mechanism of kill appears to be due to an oxidative-reductive reaction, involving various cell wall constituents, which are irreversibly transformed. The sulphydryl linkages, in bacterial cell wall components, are specifically targeted by iodine.
Bovidip 2%w/v Concentrate for Teat Dip or Spray Solution is bactericidal (EN 1040 and EN 1656) against:
5.2. Pharmacokinetic particulars
Literature suggests that absorption of iodine through the skin is well below levels which would lead to pharmacokinetic activity in the body.
6. PHARMACEUTICAL PARTICULARS
6.1. List of excipients
Macrogol lauryl ether
Citric acid monohydrate
In the absence of compatibility studies, this veterinary medicinal product must not be mixed with other veterinary medicinal products.
6.3. Shelf life
Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 18 months.
Shelf life after first opening the immediate packaging: 6 months.
Shelf life after dilution according to directions: 1 day.
6.4. Special precautions for storage
Store upright in the tightly closed original container.
Do not store above 25°C.
Protect from frost.
If the product has frozen, thaw in a warm place and shake well before use. For the larger pack sizes, the product should be rolled sufficiently to mix the solution. Under no circumstances should an attempt be made to shake the 60 or 200 litre packs.
Protect from light.
6.5. Nature and composition of immediate packaging
High-density polyethylene 5, 10, 20, 60 or 200 liter cans closed with high-density polyethylene screw caps, secured with a sealing ring.
The 200 liter container should not be returned for re-filling.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
6.6. Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal products or waste materials derived from the use of such products, if appropriate
Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
7. marketing authorisation holder
8. MARKETING AUTHORISATION NUMBER
9. DATE OF THE FIRST AUTHORISATION
Date:09 July 2007
10. DATE OF REVISION OF THE TEXT
06 August 2014
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