Meloxicam (Metacam, Mobic) is a prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is used to control pain and inflammation (soreness) in poultry.
Form: It is available as a suspension (0.5 mg/mL or 1.5 mg/mL) to be given orally.
Typical Dosage: 0.5 mg/kg PO, IM q12-24h
Egg Withdrawal Period: Meloxicam is not approved for use in chickens producing eggs intended for human consumption purposes in any country, due to the lack of studies on the duration of residues in the eggs of treated hens.
Storage: Store at controlled room temperature, 68 - 77°F (20 - 25°C). Excursions permitted between 59°F and 86°F (15°C and 30°C). Brief exposure to temperature up to 104°F (40°C) may be tolerated provided the mean kinetic temperature does not exceed 77°F (25°C); however such exposure should be minimized.