Calciject 40+3 Calcium injection is a Calcium injection for the treatment of hypocalcaemia/ Milk Fever in cattle. Each 400ml contains: 11.88g Calcium provided by Calcium Gluconate and Calcium Borogluconate. Calciject 40+3 Calcium injection should be administer subcutaneously or via a slow intravenous injection at the following rate: Cattle : 150 – 500 ml. The solution should be warmed to body temperature before administration.
MILK FEVER Symptoms
In most cases cows will show some excitement or agitation with a tremor or spasm in muscles of the head and limbs. Then they will often stagger and go down to a “sitting” position, often with a ‘kink’ in her neck, and finally lie flat on their side before circulatory collapse, coma and even death. A dry muzzle, staring eyes, cold legs and ears, constipation and drowsiness are seen after going down. The heart beat becomes weaker and faster. The body temperature falls below normal, especially in cold, wet, windy weather.These signs are due mainly to lowered blood calcium levels. Sometimes there are additional signs due to complicating factors. Bloat is common in cows unable to “sit up” because the gas in the rumen is unable to escape. Pneumonia and exposure may affect cows left out in bad weather.