How Cupri Max capsules work
A proportion of the administered copper oxide lodges in the abomasum of the animal. This provides a sustained- release source of copper for absorption from the gut. This steady supplementation ensures adequate copper status but avoids the sharp rises in copper levels, which can be associated with copper toxicity.
Following administration of Cupri-Max to sheep, other forms of copper supplementation are unnecessary and must not be given unless under veterinary advice.
By the oral route.
Place the capsule at the back of the mouth, beyond the hump of the tongue, using a suitable dosing gun (e.g. the Cupric-Max dosing gun).
To avoid injury, the dosing gun should be uses carefully and without force.
Normal swallowing movements should allow the doser to be passed easily into the back of the mouth: the capsule may then be ejected and passage of the gun beyond this point is not necessary.
Always check that the animal swallows the capsule.