For treatment of tick-transmitted theileriosis caused by the intracellular protozoan parasites Theileria parva (East Coast fever, Corridor disease, Zimbabwean theileriosis) and T. annulata (tropical theileriosis) in cattle. It is active against both the schizont and piroplasm stages of Theileria spp. and may be used during the incubation period of the disease, or when clinical signs are apparent.
Due to the inhibiting effects of theileriosis on the immune system, vaccination should be delayed until the animal has recovered from theileriosis.
Localised, painless, oedematous swelling may occasionally be seen at the injection site.
For intramuscular injection.
The general dosage is 1 ml per 20 kg body weight.
Butachem-50 is recommended to be given into the muscles of the neck. In severe cases the treatment may be repeated within 48 - 72 hours. Do not administer more than 10 ml per injection site. Successive injections should be administered at different sites.
- For meat : 42 days.
- For milk : 2 days.