Brand Names:
Endrate, Disodium EDTA, edetate disodium, Calcium disodium EDTA, Versenate, Chelaton therapy, Calcium Disodium


Drug Type: Cleating Agent

Calcium EDTA


Calcium EDTA, otherwise known as edetic acid, is a heavy metal cleating agent that is primarily used to help treat cases of poultry with lead or zinc poisoning. The drug is most effective if administered by intramuscular (IM) injection, for it is poorly absorbed from the bird's gastrointestinal tract.

Typical Drug Dosage: 20-40 mg/kg IM given every 12 hours.
  • Polyuria
  • Polydipsia
  • Muscle necrosis
  • Acetylsalicylic acid: Acetylsalicylic acid may increase the anticoagulant activities of Edetic Acid.
  • Carprofen: Carprofen may increase the anticoagulant activities of Edetic Acid.
  • Citric Acid: Edetic Acid may increase the anticoagulant activities of Citric Acid.