MU-SE®

(selenium, vitamin E)

Product Description

MU-SE (selenium, vitamin E) is an emulsion of selenium-tocopherol for the prevention and treatment of (Selenium-Tocopherol Deficiency) syndrome in weanling calves and breeding beef cattle.

Indications

MU-SE (selenium, vitamin E) is recommended for the prevention and treatment of STD syndrome in weanling calves and breeding beef cattle. Clinical signs are: stiffness and lameness; chronic, persistent diarrhea; unthriftiness; abortions and/or weak premature calves.

Disease

Features And Benefits

  • Approved for both weanling calves and breeding beef cows
  • Specially formulated selenium/vitamin E combination
  • Assured quantity of selenium (5mg/mL) and vitamin E (50mg/mL)

Administration

Inject subcutaneously or intramuscularly. Weanling calves: 1 mL per 200 pounds of body weight. Breeding beef cows: 1 mL per 200 pounds of body weight during the middle third of pregnancy, and 30 days before calving.

Caution: Selenium is toxic if administered in excess. A fixed dose schedule is therefore important (read package insert for each selenium-tocopherol product carefully before using).

Supplied

100 mL sterile, multiple dose vial.

Storage

Store between 2° and 30°C (36° and 86°F). Protect from freezing.

Precautions

Selenium-Tocopherol Deficiency (STD) syndrome produces a variety and complexity of symptoms often interfering with a proper diagnosis. Even in selenium deficient areas there are other disease conditions which produce similar clinical signs. It is imperative that all these conditions be carefully considered prior to treatment of STD syndrome. Serum selenium levels, elevated SGOT, and creatine levels may serve as aids in arriving at a diagnosis of STD, when associated with other indices.

Important: Use only the selenium-tocopherol product recommended for each species. Each formulation is designed for the species indicated to produce the maximum efficacy and safety.

Contraindications

Do not use in adult dairy cattle. Premature births and abortions have been reported in dairy cattle injected with this product during the third trimester of pregnancy.

Withdrawal Periods And Residue Warnings

Cattle must not be slaughtered for human consumption within 30 days following the last treatment with this drug product. A withdrawal period has not been established for this product in pre-ruminating calves. Not for use in veal calves.

Important Safety Information

Anaphylactoid reactions, some of which have been fatal, have been reported in cattle administered the MU-SE product. Signs include excitement, sweating, trembling, ataxia, respiratory distress, and cardiac dysfunction.

Use only as directed in weanling calves and breeding beef cows. Discontinue use 30 days before the treated cattle are slaughtered for human consumption.

Contact

U.S. only: Merck Animal Health livestocktechsrvc@merck-animal-health.com or call 1-800-211-3574
For more information regarding efficacy and safety data, go to productdata.aphis.usda.gov
For additional information, please see the product label.

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