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BVP Copper Injection 100ml
BVP Copper Injection 100ml
BVP Copper Injection 100ml

BVP Copper Injection 100ml

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BVP Copper Injection 100ml
BVP Copper Injection 100ml is a topical injection for animal treatment.
Specially designed for treating animals with copper deficiency.
he use of BVP Copper Injection 100ml can result in toxic reactions or allergic type responses with respiratory distress. 
It should be noted that sheep are particularly sensitive to copper toxicity and should only receive BVP Copper Injection 100ml in consultation with your vet. 
As copper status on farms can change yearly it is advisable that samples of serum are checked yearly to see if the deficiency still exists before administering 
BVP Copper Injection 100ml.  
Any animal showing a  reaction to 
BVP Copper Injection 100ml should be treated by a Vet ASAP.

Active ingredient:
Copper Methionate for the prevention of copper deficiencies.

Target Species
Cattle and Sheep

Administration Method
Deep intramuscular injection only into the neck area, using an aseptic technique.

Treatment & control :
Specially designed for treating animals with copper deficiency.

Dosage Rate: 
Cattle (adult)                            4 – 6 ml.
Ewes                                              2 ml.
Calves                                      1 – 2 ml.
Lambs                                         0.5 ml. 
Maximum dose any animal:           6 ml

Key Features of the BVP Copper Injection 100ml

  • Topical injection
  • Copper Treatment
  • Treat copper deficiency

In Cattle a small nodule can occur at the injection site but this  should disappear in less than one month. The likelihood of this happening will be reduced by use of properly injecting the animal.  This can be done by avoiding injecting on wet days to reduce the risk of contamination.  Be very careful not to overdose, as there is no specific treatment for this. Be very careful of injecting newly purchased animals if you do not know their previous treatment history!

Administering BVP Copper Injection 100ml

BVP Copper Injection 100ml is best given as an intramuscular injection into the neck muscle. Do not administer intravenously; this method is Vet only and only in very serious circumstances. If after 30 to 40 minutes there is no change in the animal contact your vet ASAP.  The dosage of BVP Copper Injection 100ml  will depend upon the clinical condition and copper status of the animal. This should be as assessed through serum levels before and after treatment by your vet. 

What are the signs of copper deficiency?


Loss of pigment from coloured hair especially around the eyes, giving the animal a bespectacled appearance (not visible in cattle with white hair around the eyes)
Falling disease – sudden heart failure causing sudden death


Swayback or enzootic ataxia of lambs.
Lambs with this condition cannot coordinate their legs.
They may be severely affected at birth and may be unable to stand; some may be born dead.
Other lambs appear normal at birth but between one and six months they develop an uncoordinated gait.
This condition is caused by impaired development of the central nervous system in the foetus and cannot be reversed by copper treatment once signs appear loss of pigmentation in black sheep.
Because there is usually a wide variation in susceptibility to copper deficiency between individuals within any flock, normal pigmentation in one or two black sheep does not guarantee copper sufficiency among the white-woolled individuals.
Increased incidence in fractures of the long bones and rib bones in lambs.



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Summary of Product Characteristics

Copper 20mg/ml Suspension for Injection

Each ml contains:
Active substance:
Copper (as copper methionate) 20 mg

Chlorocresol (as preservative) 1 mg 

For a full list of excipients, see section 6.1.

A sterile blue suspension for injection.

4.1 Target Species

Cattle and Sheep.

4.2 Indications for use, specifying the target species
For the prevention and treatment of copper deficiency in cattle and sheep.

4.3 Contraindications
Do not use in animals with known hypersensitivity to the active ingredient.
Not for intravenous administration.

4.4 Special warnings for each target species
The copper status of animals should be checked pre-treatment.
This is particularly important in sheep where overdose can lead to haemolytic crisis. 

4.5 Special precautions for use
Special precautions for use in animals

Shake the vial vigorously to re-suspend the solid prior to use.
Inject into a clean site only in the neck area by deep intramuscular injection.
Avoid injection into the rump muscles.
It is generally advised to avoid injection on wet days as this can increase the likelihood of contamination.
The product should not be administered with any other injections.

Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the product to animals
To the user:
Accidental injection/self injection may result in severe pain and swelling, particularly if injected into a joint or finger.
If you are accidentally injected with this product, seek prompt medical advice even if only a very small amount is injected and take the package leaflet with you.
If pain persists for more than 12 hours after medical examination, seek medical advice again.

To the physician:
Even if small amounts have been injected, accidental injection with this product can cause intense swelling, which may, for example, result in ischaemic necrosis.

Expert, PROMPT, surgical attention may be required and may necessitate early incision and irrigation of the injected area, especially where there is involvement of finger pulp or tendon.

4.6 Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)
Local tissue reaction may occur at the site of injection in cattle, but will be transient and disappear in less than one month. The use of parenteral injections can sometimes give rise to toxic reactions as well as allergic type responses with respiratory distress. Such reactions should be treated symptomatically.

4.7 Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay
Safe for use during pregnancy and lactation.

4.8 Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction

4.9 Amounts to be administered and administration route
Administration is by deep intramuscular injection only into the neck area.
The stopper may be safely punctured up to 10 times.
When treating groups of animals in one run, use a draw-off needle that has been placed in the vial stopper to avoid excess broaching of the stopper.
The draw-off needle should be removed after treatment.
Recommended dosage rate is 20mg copper per 50kg bodyweight in both sheep and cattle.
The dosage and frequency of therapy required depends upon the clinical condition and copper status of the animal as assessed by blood and liver levels both before and after therapy.

The following is given as a guide to dosage:
         Lambs: 0.5 ml
         Sheep: 2 ml
        Calves: 1-2 ml
Adult Cattle: 4-6 ml 

4.10 Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes), if necessary
Do not overdose.
There is no specific antidote. 

4.11 Withdrawal Period(s)
Milk: Nil.
Meat: Animals intended for human consumption must not be slaughtered until 21 days after the last treatment.

The product is designed for prevention and treatment of copper deficiency and clinical conditions associated with copper deficiency. To maintain normal copper levels in lactating dairy cattle.

6.1 List of excipients

Polysorbate 80
Chlorocresol Water for Injections

6.2 Incompatibilities
None known.

6.3 Shelf-life
Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 3 years.
Any product remaining 28 days after first opening should be discarded.

6.4 Special precautions for storage
Do not store above 25oC.
Protect from light.

6.5 Nature and composition of immediate packaging
A 100 ml clear glass (Type II Ph Eur) multidose injection vial, with chlorobutyl bung and aluminium seal.

6.6 Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal products or waste materials
Any unused product or waste materials should be disposed of in accordance with national requirements.

Tairgi Tread-Lia Baile na Sceilge Teo
(Ballinskelligs Veterinary Products)
Co. Kerry

VPA 10956/005/002 

Date of first authorisation: 1st October 1991
Date of first renewal: 29th September 2006

November 2015 

Delivery Information

Delivery Service

Here at Agridirect we have joined forces with DPD to ensure all packages are delivered promptly and safely to you. We ship to all mainland countries within the EU. Deliveries take place Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays. Once your order has been dispatched from our warehouse you will be notified by email. If there is a delay with your order for any reason you will be contacted immediately. 

Due to Brexit we are temporarily unable to ship to the UK. Shipping to Northern Ireland will remain in place.

Delivery Times
Ireland (ROI & NI) EU (Mainland Only)
2-4 Working Days 4-6 Working Days

Some products have an extended delivery time, this is noted on the products.

Delivery Rates

Country Orders Under €129 Orders Over €129
Ireland (ROI & NI) €7.99 €0.00
Austria €24.99 €17.00
Belgium €21.99 €14.00
Czech Republic €24.99 €17.00
Denmark €24.99 €17.00
Finland €36.99 €29.00
France €21.99 €14.00
Germany €21.99 €14.00
Hungary €28.99 €21.00
Italy €34.99 €23.00
Luxenburg €21.99 €14.00
Netherlands €21.99 €14.00
Poland €21.99 €17.00
Portugal €36.99 €29.00
Slovakia €28.99 €21.00
Slovenia €28.99 €21.00
Spain €34.99 €27.00
Sweden €34.99 €27.00


A selection of the products we sell are only licensed for sale within the Republic Of Ireland and can not be shipped outside of the country. These products are noted as only being available within the Republic of Ireland on the individual product pages.

There may be an addition charge on certain bulky items. This charge will be clearly marked on an applicable products and will be explained on the checkout page before payment has been made.

Agridirect Returns Policy

We’re sorry your purchase didn’t work out. But don’t worry; we have a great returns policy to help you out.

All purchases can be returned to us within 14 days of delivery and returned goods must be received within 14 days from the date you informed us of the return.

Purchases may be opened for inspection but must not be used and must be repackaged securely in the original packaging if you wish to return it.

If we discover goods have been used or there has been a loss in value of the goods due to damage to the goods, while in your care or whilst being returned to us, we will reduce the amount refunded, which may amount to the full cost of the product, to cover loss of value of goods.

All returns should be complete which includes boxes, manuals and accessories that may have been included with the order.

All returns must be packaged appropriately for shipping, we will not accept responsibility for damages or loss which occur during shipping of a return product.

We accept no responsibility for goods damaged or lost while in transit to us. 

How do I return a product?

We have partnered with DPD to make your returns process easy and secure. simply follow the steps below and bring your package to an official DPD pickup point.

1) All returns must be accompanied with a fully filled out returns form which can be downloaded here.

2) To print off your return label click here or visit and follow the on-screen instructions. Make sure and use your order number as your reference.

  • Select “Continue as Guest”
  • Select “Agridirect” from the drop-down menu
  • Select your reason for returning
  • Select the size of the package you wish to return
  • Accept DPD’s terms and conditions
  • Fill in your payment details
  • Fill in your own details
  • Follow the instructions to print off your label

3) Bring your package to a DPD pickup point. To find your nearest drop off point here.

Once the returned product has been received into our warehouse and been fully inspected a refund will be issued.

If you choose not to use the DPD returns service we recommend that you use a method that can be tracked.

For the return of bulk products please contact us at

I have received a damaged product from you, what should I do?

First off, if you have received a damaged electrical product from us, do not plug it in. Any electrical products that are plugged in are deemed ‘as used and accepted’ and are not accepted as returns. All damages must be reported to us via phone or email within 24hours of receipt of goods. Please ensure you check your items upon delivery.

How do I begin the returns process?

If you wish to begin the return process, please email us at and ensure the following information is included in your email. Your name, phone number, Order id, the item you wish to return, reason for return and if the product is damaged we require photos of the product.

Once you have sent us all required information a member of our team will assess your claim and will contact you as soon as possible. Please hold off on returning products until a member of our team has called you to confirm.


Once the returned product has been returned to us and fully inspected a refund will be issued.

Please Note: A typical timeline for a refund to show in your account is up to 10 working days from the date processed, depending on your bank.