The FDA has approved FluNix-D for use in lactating dairy cows, according to a release from AgriLabs of St. Joseph, MO. FluNix-D (flunixin meglumine) is a Non-Steroidal Inflammatory Drug (NSAID) that reduces the fever and inflammation caused by Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) and endotoxemia.
FluNix-D may be administered intravenously or intramuscularly. The compound breaks down quickly in the animal’s body and is cleared from the bloodstream via the urine. FluNix-D has a 36-hour milk withdrawal and four-day meat withdrawal in lactating dairy cows.