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Pain is commonly experienced by all animals whether it be acute or chronic. Pets brought into the clinic to be desexed, an aged racing horse with arthritis or routine on-farm livestock husbandry procedures such as disbudding, mulesing, tail docking or castration are all instances where a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) is needed to relieve pain and inflammation. When providing expert advice to your clients, you need to ensure that you’re giving their animal the best treatment available for pain management.
Treatment of pain can be challenging as signs can differ between individual animals, even animals within the same species. It’s important that the behavioural changes are monitored by your clients so that you can provide the best possible pain-management program available.
The responsibility in clinic is to ensure that the animal’s wellbeing is maintained. It is important to control the pain that occurs following a surgical procedure. Due to induced hypersensitisation and neural plasticity, pain is more difficult to control once it occurs. The likelihood of post-operative pain is very high, giving added urgency to utilising pre-emptive analgesia. Administration of ILIUM MELOXICAM before surgery, i.e. at the time of pre-medication, maximises and extends its efficiency, reduces the overall analgesic requirement, eases patient handling and reduces post-surgical morbidity and mortality.
ILIUM MELOXICAM has the most approved uses across registered species in Australia with multiple delivery methods making it a market leader for NSAIDs in Australia. ILIUM MELOXICAM is available as an injection and oral suspension for dogs and cats, an oral suspension for horses and foals, an injection for cattle and pigs and a solution for oral trans-mucosal (OTM) absorption for sheep and cattle. ILIUM MELOXCAM is proven to alleviate both acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders and to reduce post-operative pain and inflammation.
The newest member of the ILIUM MELOXICAM family is ILIUM BUCCALGESIC OTM, for the alleviation of pain associated with routine husbandry procedures on any occasion where the animal will benefit from pain relief including mulesing, castration, tail docking, lameness, surgical procedures, and even injuries sustained during shearing. The routine husbandry procedures performed on livestock are necessary, not just for ease of handling and the convenience of the veterinarian and farmer, but more importantly for the productivity and long-term welfare of the animal.
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