Boviseal 2.6 G Intramammary Suspension For Cattle (Dairy Cows)
Revised: August 2013
SUMMARY OF PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
1. NAME OF THE VETERINARY MEDICINAL PRODUCT
Boviseal 2.6 g intramammary suspension for cattle (dairy cows).
Austria, Denmark and Germany - TEATSEAL 2.6 g intramammary suspension for cattle (dairy cows).
Belgium - UBROXEAL 2.6 g intramammary suspension for cattle (dairy cows)
Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain - EASISEAL 2.6 g intramammary suspension for cattle (dairy cows).
France - MAMISEAL 2.6 g intramammary suspension for cattle (dairy cows)
2. QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE COMPOSITION
Each 4g intramammary syringe contains:
Active substance: Bismuth subnitrate, heavy 2.6g
For a full list of excipients, see section 6.1.
3. PHARMACEUTICAL FORM
Greyish white, smooth, unctuous cream.
4. CLINICAL PARTICULARS
4.1 Target species
Cattle (dairy cows).
4.2 Indications for use, specifying the target species
Prevention of new intramammary infections throughout the dry period.
In cows considered likely to be free of sub-clinical mastitis, the product can be used on its own in dry cow management and mastitis control.
Selection of cows for treatment with the product should be based on veterinary clinical judgement. Selection criteria may be based on the mastitis and cell count history of individual cows, or recognised tests for the detection of sub-clinical mastitis or bacteriological sampling.
See section 4.7. Do not use the product alone in cows with sub-clinical mastitis at drying off. Do not use in cows with clinical mastitis at drying off.
4.4 Special warnings
4.5 Special precautions for use
Special precautions for use in animals
It is good practice to observe dry cows regularly for signs of clinical mastitis. If a sealed quarter develops clinical mastitis, the affected quarter should be stripped out manually before appropriate therapy is instituted.
To reduce the risk of contamination, do not immerse the syringe in water.
Use the syringe only once.
It is important to observe strict aseptic technique for the administration of the product, because the product does not have antimicrobial activity.
Do not administer any other intramammary product following administration of the product.
In cows that may have sub-clinical mastitis, the product may be used following administration of a suitable dry cow antibiotic treatment to the infected quarter.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals
Wash hands after use.
4..6 Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)
4.7 Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay
As the product is not absorbed following intramammary infusion, the product can be used in pregnant animals. At calving, the seal may be ingested by the calf. Ingestion of the product by the calf is safe and produces no adverse effects.
The product is contra-indicated for use during lactation. If accidentally used in a lactating cow, a small (up to 2-fold) transient rise in somatic cell count may be observed. In such an event, strip out the seal manually, no additional precautions are necessary.
4.8 Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
In clinical trials, the compatibility of the product has only been shown with a cloxacillin-containing dry cow preparation.
4.9 Amounts to be administered and administration route
For intramammary use only.
Infuse the contents of one syringe of the product into each udder quarter immediately after the last milking of the lactation (at drying off.). Do not massage the teat or udder after infusion of the product.
Care must be taken not to introduce pathogens into the teat in order to reduce the risk of post-infusion mastitis.
It is essential that the teat is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, with surgical spirit or alcohol-impregnated wipes. The teats should be wiped until the wipes are no longer visibly dirty. Teats should be allowed to dry prior to infusion. Infuse aseptically and take care to avoid contamination of the syringe nozzle. Following infusion it is advisable to use an appropriate teat dip or spray.
4.10 Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes), if necessary
Twice the recommended dose has been administered to cows with no clinical adverse effects.
4.11 Withdrawal periods
Milk: Zero days.
5. PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES
Pharmacotherapeutic group: Various products for teats and udder
ATCvet code: QG52X
5.1 Pharmacodynamic properties
Infusion of the product into each udder quarter produces a physical barrier against the entry of bacteria thereby reducing the incidence of new intramammary infections during the dry period.
5.2 Pharmacokinetic particulars
Bismuth subnitrate is not absorbed from the mammary gland, but resides as a seal in the teat until physically removed (Shown in cows with a dry period up to 100 da
6. PHARMACEUTICAL PARTICULARS
6.1 List of excipients
Aluminium Di Tri Stearate
Silica, Colloidal Anhydrous
6.3 Shelf life
Shelf-life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 5 years
6.4. Special precautions for storage
No special precautions for storage.
6.5 Nature and composition of immediate packaging
Low-density polyethylene syringe with a smooth, tapered hermetically sealed nozzle.
Marketing presentations: boxes of 24, 60 and 120 syringes.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed
6.6 Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from the use of such products
Any unused product, seal stripped from an animal at calving or waste materials should be disposed of in accordance with national requirements.
7. MARKETING AUTHORISATION HOLDER
Rue Laid Burniat, 1
8. MARKETING AUTHORISATION NUMBER
9. DATE OF FIRST AUTHORISATION OF THE AUTHORISATION
23 Jaunuary 2013
10 DATE OF REVISION OF THE TEXT
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