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


Drug Type: Cleating Agent

Calcium EDTA


Calcium EDTA is a heavy metal cleating agent that is used as the preferred initial drug for cases of suspected lead or zinc-related poisoning. The drug is most effective if administered by intramuscular (IM) injection, for it is poorly absorbed from the bird's gastrointestinal tract.

Typical Dosage: 20-40 mg/kg IM given every 12 hours.
  • Kidney and liver damage
  • 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.