Merial Animal Health has launched Allevinix, a flunixin-based pain killer that offers flexibility in its administration, dosing and packaging that can be used across multiple species.

This addition to the campany’s range of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can be used to treat cattle, pigs and horses.

Merial product manager Victoria Hudson said: “We have positioned Allevinix as ‘the flexible flunixin that meets your needs‘, because it offers flexibility in every area.

“It is the only flunixin licensed for both intramuscular and intravenous administration in cattle and we know that this will be very welcome for many vets and farmers. It can be used across cattle, pigs and horses, and it is the first injectable NSAID to come in a durable, non-breakable bottle.”

According to the company, Allevinix is fast-acting against inflammation, pain and fever, reaching peak plasma levels approximately 30 minutes after injection.

Victoria added: “We believe that vets will find this is a useful and innovative addition to the range of options that they have in terms of NSAIDs. Allevinix has a number of advantages over other flunixin products currently on the market.”

  • Available in 100ml and 250ml PET bottles, Allevinix joins Ketofen as part of a range of NSAIDs available from Merial. It can also be used in conjunction with Zactran, Merial’s antimicrobial treatment for calf pneumonia.
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