Ketoprofen is a derivative of phenylpropionic acid -and belongs to the non steroidal antiinflammatory group of drugs. Like all such substances, its principal pharmacological actions are anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-pyretic.
Inflammatory and painful conditions of the bones and joints and muscle-skeletal systems in horses.
Colic in horses. Respiratory infection and acute clinical mastitis in cattle. Respiratory infection in pigs and Mastitis-Metritis-Agalactia syndrome in sows.
Hypersensitivity to ketoprofen.
Concurrent administration or administration of other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) within 24 hours.
Administration in animals suffering from cardiac, hepatic or renal disease.
Administration to pregnant mares, because the effects of ketoprofen on fertility, pregnancy or foetal health of horses have not been determined.
Gastric or renal intolerance due to inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis.
1.0 ml per 45 kg body weight by intravenous injection once daily for up to 3 to 5 days
1.0 ml per 33 kg body weight by intravenous or deep intramuscular injection once daily for up to 3 days.
1.0 ml per 33 kg body weight once by deep intramuscular injection.
Horses : 1 day
Cattle : following intravenous administration: 1 day
: following intramuscular administration: 4 days
Pigs : 4 days
There is no withdrawal period necessary for the milk of treated cattle.