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weedug
30-05-2011, 10:07 PM
How do you get the dose from them? I've got a 100ml bottle just now, and can't get a syringe into it to measure the dose without taking the dropper part off (if you follow). Is this the only way?

Was a bit concerned about the medicine being in contact with the light when I take the top off. Didn't want the medicine to lose its strength.

I'm used to the smaller 32ml bottles, where I can just stick the syringe into the dropper top.

Sorry for the dumb question :oops:

paulinejoe
30-05-2011, 10:20 PM
I have had the same problem, i poured it out into an egg cup then syringed it up, there was some waste but i couldn't work out another way

Tuckerbunnies
30-05-2011, 10:24 PM
Have you a small spare brown medicine bottle like the type tablets come in, if so make sure it's clean and trasfer the Metacam from the big bottle to the spare medicine bottle and that way you will find it a lot easier :)

weedug
30-05-2011, 10:28 PM
Have you a small spare brown medicine bottle like the type tablets come in, if so make sure it's clean and trasfer the Metacam from the big bottle to the spare medicine bottle and that way you will find it a lot easier :)

Duh, of course :oops:. Gosh I'm slow, didn't think of putting it in another bottle so I'm not opening the big one all the time :lol:.

Does the medicine keep it's strength this way? I've read it doesn't work so well when it's been in the light. A big bottle is much cheaper for me as I'm using a lot just now.

Tuckerbunnies
30-05-2011, 10:30 PM
Duh, of course :oops:. Gosh I'm slow, didn't think of putting it in another bottle so I'm not opening the big one all the time :lol:.

Does the medicine keep it's strength this way? I've read it doesn't work so well when it's been in the light. A big bottle is much cheaper for me as I'm using a lot just now.

Yes just keep in a cupboard and out of the light and it should be ok, try putting it in a brown medicine bottle, we have 180ml bottles with having so many bunnies :)

weedug
30-05-2011, 10:36 PM
Yes just keep in a cupboard and out of the light and it should be ok, try putting it in a brown medicine bottle, we have 180ml bottles with having so many bunnies :)

OK thanks. Will give it a shot :wave:

Rhianna
30-05-2011, 10:42 PM
I've got a 100 ml bottle and just attach the end of the metacam syringe to the nozzle on top of the bottle and pull the plunger and the metacam fills the syringe.

100 ml is the largest my vet sells. I may see if I can find it cheaper on-line and get him to write me a prescription. I think I paid 60 for the 100 ml bottle.

weedug
30-05-2011, 10:47 PM
I've got a 100 ml bottle and just attach the end of the metacam syringe to the nozzle on top of the bottle and pull the plunger and the metacam fills the syringe.

100 ml is the largest my vet sells. I may see if I can find it cheaper on-line and get him to write me a prescription. I think I paid 60 for the 100 ml bottle.

My syringe won't fit on the nozzle. The whole on the nozzle is tiny.

You can buy dog metacam from vetuk for just over 12 for a 100ml bottle :wave:. I'm getting my vet to give me a prescription to get it here. He charges 30 for a bottle this size.

Snowy
30-05-2011, 11:10 PM
The syringe comes with the bottle of metacam in the box, if you want one let me know and I'll post you one

weedug
30-05-2011, 11:24 PM
The syringe comes with the bottle of metacam in the box, if you want one let me know and I'll post you one

Thanks for the offer :wave:. I got a syringe in the box, but there was no way it would fit on the nozzle :?, although it looked like it should. I need to pull the dropper part off and put the syringe in the bottle, but I was worried about the light affecting the medicine, since it's used 3 times a day.

On the smaller bottles the syringes just fit in the whole at the top no bother.

Am I seriously missing something here :oops: :lol:

Rhianna
30-05-2011, 11:26 PM
I use the syringe that came in the box too - it is designed to fit the nozzle. Maybe you had an incorrect syringe in your box?

The metacam I use is the dog one. I will definitely have a look at Vet UK. Will ask my vet what he charges to write prescriptions. Dylan is on metacam for life and even that big bottle doesn't seem to be lasting as long as I had hoped. 60 is an awful lot of money:(

weedug
30-05-2011, 11:33 PM
I use the syringe that came in the box too - it is designed to fit the nozzle. Maybe you had an incorrect syringe in your box?

The metacam I use is the dog one. I will definitely have a look at Vet UK. Will ask my vet what he charges to write prescriptions. Dylan is on metacam for life and even that big bottle doesn't seem to be lasting as long as I had hoped. 60 is an awful lot of money:(

I hope it was the wrong syringe, or I'm slower than I thought :lol:

Hope you can get a prescription ok. Vetuk does a 180ml bottle too. 60 is a bit steep!!

Jack's-Jane
31-05-2011, 05:59 AM
For Buns on longterm Metacam:

1-Ask Vet to do a prescription, preferably one for 6 months.

2- Buy online- 100ml costs 23.99 from here

http://www.vetmedsplus.co.uk/products/Metacam-Oral-Suspension-180ml.html

For dosing USING THE DOG METACAM as in above link:

1-Obtain a 1ml syringe

2- 2 drops of Metacam from bottle = 0.1ml, so count out drops onto a spoon and syringe up

Simples :D

GrahamL
31-05-2011, 08:30 AM
I actually remove the top, but do it in a darkened room/corner as advised by my vet and use a 1ml syringe to measure out the 0.6ml i need for each bun.

Sky-O
31-05-2011, 09:10 AM
For Buns on longterm Metacam:

1-Ask Vet to do a prescription, preferably one for 6 months.

2- Buy online- 100ml costs 23.99 from here

http://www.vetmedsplus.co.uk/products/Metacam-Oral-Suspension-180ml.html

For dosing USING THE DOG METACAM as in above link:

1-Obtain a 1ml syringe

2- 2 drops of Metacam from bottle = 0.1ml, so count out drops onto a spoon and syringe up

Simples :D


I don't know if that varies with the size bottle because I've not used the bigger bottles, but with Badger, when I was trying to get out 0.5mls for him, it definitely came to more than 10 drops. This worries me somewhat. :?

Rhianna
31-05-2011, 11:01 AM
There must be different tops on the bottles. Mine has a nozzle which fits into the syringe that comes with it. I turn the bottle upside down and draw direct from the bottle the amount I need. Sam (Bluesmum) showed me how to do it and it is so much easier than the way I was doing it before.

Snowy
31-05-2011, 11:34 AM
I buy 180ml bottles and they are 19.99 each from here

http://www.bestpetpharmacy.co.uk/detailed_product.asp?id=68005

Prescription is required

Tuckerbunnies
31-05-2011, 11:56 AM
I buy 180ml bottles and they are 19.99 each from here

http://www.bestpetpharmacy.co.uk/detailed_product.asp?id=68005

Prescription is required

OMG we paid 68 for our's at the Vet's :shock::shock::shock:

Snowy
31-05-2011, 12:10 PM
OMG we paid 68 for our's at the Vet's :shock::shock::shock:

That's why I buy it online and if you get a repeat prescription then you only pay one charge for the prescription

weedug
31-05-2011, 12:45 PM
There must be different tops on the bottles. Mine has a nozzle which fits into the syringe that comes with it. I turn the bottle upside down and draw direct from the bottle the amount I need. Sam (Bluesmum) showed me how to do it and it is so much easier than the way I was doing it before.

Think there must be :lol:. I had no bother with the 32ml bottles of Meloxidyl. I filled it as you described, but the 100ml bottle of Metacam has a long spout, with a syringe that can't possibly fit it :roll:.

Thanks everyone for the tips on how to use it. I will give them a shot and see which works best for us. It will save me a load to get a 180ml bottle from Vetuk at 19, which is half the price my vet charged me for a 100ml bottle.

Roseberry
31-05-2011, 12:48 PM
my syringe doesnt fit :S :( i just drop it into the lid and syringe it out, or just hold the syringe in contact with the bottle end and suck at the same time as squeezing the bottle (then let Barney lick off any dribbles on the bottles - probably shouldnt but he loves it).

Snowy
31-05-2011, 12:51 PM
If anyone wants a syringe for the large bottles of Metacam please let me know and I will post you one, I have loads of new ones here because I use so many bottles

weedug
31-05-2011, 12:56 PM
I would love one that would fit :). The hole is tiny on the nozzle though.

Do you want to pm your address, and I can send you a sae for it?

Snowy
31-05-2011, 12:58 PM
I would love one that would fit :). The hole is tiny on the nozzle though.

Do you want to pm your address, and I can send you a sae for it?

Just pm me your address and I will put it in the post in a bit:wave:

weedug
31-05-2011, 12:59 PM
Just pm me your address and I will put it in the post in a bit:wave:

OK thank you so much :wave:

Mackers
31-05-2011, 01:19 PM
My tip for using the 100ml bottle of metacam is as follows:-

Use the Metacam syringe supplied to draw up some liquid from the bottle. Remove Metacam syringe from bottle and stick a 1ml syringe into the end of the Metacam syringe.
Draw up the required amount of liquid into your 1ml syringe and administer to bunny.
Take the metacam syringe and stick it back on the nozzle of the bottle then fire any unused liquid back into the bottle!

Bear in mind that metacam is light sensitive so do this as quickly as possible.

Roseberry
31-05-2011, 01:25 PM
didnt know metacam was light sensitive though i have to say before reading this thread so thanks for the info! dont think ive left it out in the light though so far but good to know!

Mackers
31-05-2011, 01:27 PM
didnt know metacam was light sensitive though i have to say before reading this thread so thanks for the info! dont think ive left it out in the light though so far but good to know!

Hugo's There has a long thread about it and found out from the manufacturers. I think you've got about 20 mins before it's affected but would need to find the thread to confirm this.

weedug
02-06-2011, 07:05 PM
Just pm me your address and I will put it in the post in a bit:wave:

Have received the syringes today, and they fit the bottle a treat :D.

Thank you so much Snowy :D

Snowy
02-06-2011, 07:34 PM
Have received the syringes today, and they fit the bottle a treat :D.

Thank you so much Snowy :D

Brilliant, so pleased they arrived safely