Magniject is indicated in the treatment of hypomagnesaemia in cattle and sheep. Hypomagnesaemia is referred to as milk fever.
Magnesium Sulphate Heptahydrate 25.0 % w/v
Cattle and Sheep
Treats and Controls
Hypomagnesaemia (Milk Fever).
Administer by subcutaneous or slow intravenous injection
Warm to body temperature before administration.
Magniject can be safely administered during pregnancy and lactation.
Meat: zero days.
Milk: zero days.
Administer by subcutaneous injection only.
Cattle: Up to 400 ml
Sheep: Up to 75 ml
Key Features of Magniject.
- Administered by subcutaneous injection.
- Fast acting.
- Treats both Cattle and Sheep
- Magniject can be safely administered during pregnancy and lactation
Signs of Milk Fever
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.