Metacam® 20 Approved for Canadian Sheep
May 13, 2016

Boehringer Ingelheim announced on May 2 that it obtained approval in Canada for the use of Metacam® 20 in the alleviation of pain and inflammation in sheep. This is the first approval in the world for Metacam® 20 in sheep.

The marketing authorization was granted based on a 2001 article written by Colditz et al. - Efficacy of Meloxicam in Sheep: Determining the effective dose of meloxicam in a sterile model of inflammation in sheep.

The American Sheep Industry Association has submitted an application to the Food and Drug Administration to request the approval of Metacam® 20 for use in U.S. sheep, as well.