Acegon 50 mg/ml solution for injection for cattle.
Acegon is a solution for injection containing 50 µg/ml gonadorelin (as gonadorelin acetate). Also contains 9 mg/ml benzyl alcohol (E1519) as an excipient.
Indicated for the treatment of ovarian follicular cysts in cattle (cows and heifers) and in association with artificial insemination to optimise the time of ovulation.
Dosage and administration
For intramuscular use.
Treatment of ovarian follicular cysts
100-150 µg of gonadorelin (as acetate) per animal (i.e. 2- 3 ml of the product per animal). If necessary, treatment can be repeated at intervals of 1-2 weeks.
In association with artificial insemination to optimise the time of ovulation, improving the chances that the treated cow will become fertile
100 µg of gonadorelin (as acetate) per animal (i.e. 2 ml of the product per animal). It must be administered at the same time as artificial insemination and/or 12 days after this.
The following timing of injection and insemination should be followed:
•Injection should be performed between 4 and 10 hours after oestrus detection.
•An interval of at least 2 hours between the injection of GnRH and artificial insemination is recommended.
•Artificial insemination should be carried out in accordance with the usual field recommendations, i.e., 12 to 24 hours after oestrus detection.
Contra-indications, warnings, etc
Do not use in animals with known hypersensitivity to gonadorelin and to any other ingredients of the product.
In the treatment of cystic ovaries, the condition of ovarian follicular cysts should be diagnosed by rectal palpation revealing the presence of persisting follicular structures with a diameter over 2.5 cm and should be confirmed by the use of plasma or milk progesterone assay.
The product should be administered at least 14 days after calving due to the absence of receptivity of the hypophysis before that time. Not indicated for use during pregnancy. No contraindications have been described during lactation.
Meat and offal: zero days.
Milk: zero hours.
Care should be taken when handling the product to avoid self-injection. In case of accidental self-injection, seek medical advice immediately and show the package leaflet or the label to the physician.
Accidental spillage on the skin or eyes should be washed off with plenty of water.
This product should be handled with care by pregnant women or women of child-bearing age that are taking contraceptives.
People with known hypersensitivity to GnRH analogues, should avoid contact with the veterinary medicinal product.
Do not store above 25°C.
Do not use after the expiry date which is stated on the label.
Shelf-life after first opening the container is 28 days.
Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
For animal treatment only.
Supplied in cardboard boxes with 1 vial of 6, 10, 20, 50 or 100 ml or cardboard boxes with 10 vials of 6 ml. Not all pack sizes may be marketed.