Livestock show authorities drug test the urine in show animals in order to ensure fair competition. One of the groups of drugs of importance in this setting is nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which may be used to conceal an injury that would otherwise prevent a show animal from competing. Show animals are also sold soon after a livestock show competition, and there has always been the assumption that if the urine is clear of the drug, then the organs responsible for drug clearance will be free of drug residues. While, urine concentrations may correlate with plasma concentrations, using urine concentrations to assess potential tissue residues could lead to inaccurate predictions of target tissue concentrations and can result in violative drug residues


Metacam®is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug of the oxicam class. It is a potent NSAID given as a single injection of 2.0mL/100kg bodyweight by the IM route. It can be repeated after 24 hours if considered clinically necessary, and has a 5-day slaughter withdrawal for pigs. Metacam®was first launched for pigs in 2003, and is now licensed in over 40 countries around the world. Metacam® is the most progressive and world leading NSAID for the control of inflammation and pain in farm animals. It has a long term commitment to improve productivity and welfare.

Use/benefits of Meloxicam For Pigs

MELOXICAM (mel OX i cam) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.

Dosage and Administration

Single intramuscular injection at a dosage of 0.4 mg meloxicam/kg body weight (0.1 mL/1.25 kg). The product should be administered 30 minutes prior to painful procedure


Avoid use in very severely dehydrated, hypovolaemic or hypotensive animals which require parenteral rehydration, as there may be a potential risk of increased renal toxicity.

Use of anti-inflammatories in very young or debilitated animals may involve additional risk.

Safety in piglets less than 4 days of age has not been demonstrated.


For the relief of post-operative pain associated with minor soft tissue surgery such as castration.


Do not use in animals suffering from gastrointestinal disorders such as irritation and hemorrhage, impaired hepatic, cardiac or renal function and hemorrhagic disorders or where there is individual hypersensitivity to the product. Do not administer concurrently with steroidal, other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or with anticoagulant agents. Concomitant use of NSAIDs with aminoglycoside antimicrobials in very young animals may result in renal toxicity.

Prices of Meloxicam For Pigs

$20.70 – $99.67

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