Brand Names:
Metacam, Movalis, Melox, Mobic, Recoxa, Tenaron

Drug Type: Antiinflammatory, Antipyretic, Analgesic


Meloxicam (brand name Metacam®) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which is used 'off-label' in pet poultry. It is given to birds to aid in the alleviation of inflammation and pain associated with acute and chronic tissue and orthopedic disorders, and pain associated with the gastrointestinal tract.

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.
  • 0.5 mg/kg PO, IM q12-24h
Oral suspension or solution for injection
  • Decrease or increase in appetite
  • Change in droppings
  • Change in behavior
  • Jaundice (yellowing of skin, gums, or white of eyes
  • Change in drinking habits (frequency, amount consumed)
  • Aspirin
  • Carprofen
  • Etodolac
  • Deracoxib
  • Cortisone
  • Prednisone
  • Dexamethasone
  • Triamcinolone