Metricure Intrauterine Suspension

An antibiotic intrauterine infusion containing cephapirin for use in cows. This product may only be prescribed by your local veterinary practitioner from whom advice must be sought.

Product Information for Veterinary Healthcare Professionals

Cefapirin, a first generation cephalosporin, is a broad spectrum antibiotic with bactericidal action against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. Cefapirin is resistant to the action of penicillinase.

Metricure is indicated for the treatment of subacute and chronic endometritis in cows (at least 14 days after parturition) caused by bacteria sensitive to cefapirin.

For uses, dosage, contra-indications and warnings please consult product leaflet. Further information is available on request. Use medicines responsibly.

Responsible use of Antibiotics

When used correctly, antibiotics have an important role by maintaining health and welfare of animals. However, there are concerns that resistance or resistant bacteria could be transferred from animal to human health, and vice versa, and reduce the effectiveness of some antibiotic treatments. It is vital that antibiotics are used in the correct and appropriate manner to minimise this possibility.

MSD Animal Health supports the responsible use of antibiotics.

For more information please refer to Ireland’s National Action Plan for Antimicrobial Resistance on

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Packaging Quantities 
Packs containing 12 syringes. Intra-uterine catheters are also provided for administration.

Metricure Summary of Product Characteristics

For Summary of Product Characteristics, first click on this link. Then scroll down to Documents section. Subsequently click on PDF version on line opposite Summary of Product Characteristics.