Banamine brand of flunixin meglumine is the pioneer injectable nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug approved for cattle and horses in the United States. Banamine reduces the fever and lung inflammation that typically accompany bovine respiratory disease (BRD). With Banamine as part of a BRD treatment program, cattle feel better fast. Cattle pulled for BRD and treated with Banamine (flunixin meglumine) in addition to an antibiotic visited the feed bunk more frequently (P < 0.10), spent more time at the feed bunk (P < 0.05), and had significantly reduced rectal temperature during a 12-hour period post-treatment than cattle treated with an antibiotic alone. They also have reduced lung inflammation and fewer lung lesions than cattle treated with conventional therapies.1
Each milliliter of BANAMINE contains flunixin meglumine equivalent to 50mg flunixin, 0.1mg edetate disodium, 2.5mg sodium formaldehyde sulfoxylate, 4.0mg diethanolamine, 207.2mg propylene glycol; 5.0mg phenol as preservative, hydrochloric acid, water for injection qs.
Horse: BANAMINE is recommended for the alleviation of inflammation and pain associated with musculoskeletal disorders in the horse. It is also recommended for the alleviation of visceral pain associated with colic in the horse.
Cattle: BANAMINE is indicated for the control of pyrexia associated with bovine respiratory disease, endotoxemia and acute bovine mastitis. BANAMINE is also indicated for the control of inflammation in endotoxemia.
Administration and Dosage
Horse: The recommended dose for musculoskeletal disorders is 0.5mg per pound (1 mL/100 lbs) of body weight once daily. Treatment may be given by intravenous or intramuscular injection and repeated for up to five days. Studies show onset of activity within two hours. Peak response occurs between 12 and 16 hours and duration of activity is 24 to 36 hours.
The recommended dose for the alleviation of pain associated with equine colic is 0.5mg per pound of body weight. Intravenous administration is recommended for prompt relief. Clinical studies show pain is alleviated in less than 15 minutes in many cases. Treatment may be repeated when signs of colic recur. During clinical studies approximately 10% of the horses required one or two additional treatments. The cause of colic should be determined and treated with concomitant therapy.
Cattle: The recommended dose for cattle for control of pyrexia associated with bovine respiratory disease and endotoxemia and control of inflammation in endotoxemia is 1.1 to 2.2mg/kg (0.5 to 1mg/lb; 1 to 2 mL per 100 lbs) of body weight given by slow intravenous administration either once a day as a single dose or divided into two doses administered at 12-hour intervals for up to three days. The total daily dose should not exceed 2.2mg/kg (1.0mg/lb) of body weight. Avoid rapid intravenous administration of the drug. The recommended dose for acute bovine mastitis is 2.2mg/kg (1mg/lb: 2 mL per 100 lbs) of body weight given once by intravenous administration.
Uses/benefits of Banamine For Cows
Pain and fever can cause cattle to go off feed. But now, easy-to-use Banamine Transdermal® (flunixin transdermal solution) helps get ‘em back where they belong. FDA-approved to control pain due to foot rot and fever due to BRD, Banamine Transdermal is the only non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) cattle product available with a convenient pour-on route of administration.
As a class, cyclo-oxygenase inhibitory NSAIDs may be associated with gastrointestinal and renal toxicity. Sensitivity to drug-associated adverse effects varies with the individual patient. Patients at greatest risk for renal toxicity are those that are dehydrated, on concomitant diuretic therapy, or those with renal, cardiovascular, and/or hepatic dysfunction.
Since many NSAIDs possess the potential to induce gastrointestinal ulceration, concomitant use of BANAMINE Injectable Solution with other anti-inflammatory drugs, such as other NSAIDs and corticosteroids, should be avoided or closely monitored.
Horse: The effect of BANAMINE Injectable Solution on pregnancy has not been determined. Studies to determine the activity of BANAMINE Injectable Solution when administered concomitantly with other drugs have not been conducted. Drug compatibility should be monitored closely in patients requiring adjunctive therapy.
Cattle: Do not use in bulls intended for breeding, as reproductive effects of BANAMINE Injectable Solution in these classes of cattle have not been investigated. NSAIDs are known to have potential effects on both parturition and the estrous cycle. There may be a delay in the onset of estrus if flunixin is administered during the prostaglandin phase of the estrous cycle. The effects of flunixin on imminent parturition have not been evaluated in a controlled study. NSAIDs are known to have the potential to delay parturition through a tocolytic effect. Do not exceed the recommended dose.
Prices of Banamine For Cows
$37.99 – $86.95