Always consult a veterinary physician or animal care specialist before using buparvaquone injections.
Indications and Usage
It is used in the prevention and treatment of theileriosis (tick transmitted) caused by protozoan parasites Theileria parva (East Coast fever, Corridor disease, Zimbabwean theileriosis) and T. annulata (tropical theileriosis) in cattle (intracellularly).
Vaccination should be delayed due to the adverse effects of theileriosis on the immune system.
Administration and Dosage
Usual dosage is as follows: 1ml of buparvaquone per 20kg per body weight (intramuscularly) in cattle. Buparvaquone injections shouldn’t be administered if any hypersensitivity is discovered.
Buparvaquone injections are recommended to be given into the muscles of the neck under the supervision of a veterinary surgeon. The treatment may be repeated within 48 – 72 hours depending on the severity. Only 10 ml per injection is recommended to administer at the injection site. Consecutive injections should be administered at different sites.
Refer to an animal care specialist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise, and complete the full treatment, as stopping early can result in a recurrence or worsening of the problem.
No special warnings.
Buparvaquone injections have minimal or no allergic reactions. A local reaction may occur at the site of injection. Therefore change of sites is recommended.