Frequently Asked Questions About Melatonin Implants
Administering and monitoring a daily pill in an animal can be tedious, imprecise and unreliable, as the animal could spit out the pill, thus wasting the dose. MELAWIN Melatonin Implants guarantee a steady, consistent time-released dosage of melatonin over the treatment period, taking the guesswork out of your melatonin implant program.
Yes, you can. However, it is critical to wear protective gloves and handle the implant with forceps. Every order of MELAWIN Melatonin Implants includes protective gloves and forceps for this reason. Before applying, clean the needle and application site with medical-grade disinfectant.
NOTE: If you are unfamiliar or inexperienced with administering injections into animals, we recommend consulting your animal health professional.
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For large animals, administer two implants every 30 days. Smaller animals need only one implant at a time.
Our MELAWIN Melatonin Implant capsules are just .08″ (2 mm) in diameter and from 10 mm to 12 mm long, depending on the size of the dose.
No. Keep the recommended dosage. There is no additional beneficial effect with increased dosage.
In the smallest sized Melatonin Implant, the thickness is just .08″ (2 mm). This tiny capsule is shot subcutaneously just under the skin. In larger animals, many farmers place it behind the ear lobe, where loose skin is available. In smaller animals, it is best to inject the implant into the area between shoulder blades.
Do not use automatic application guns, since they tend to jam easily with these slightly flexible implants.
For cattle, two capsules can be administered approximately 120 days before your target date for livestock shows, sales, auctions or other events. Repeat using two implants every 30 days following the initial implant.
For sheep, melatonin implants may be started 90 days prior the target date. Repeat the process every 30 days after the initial implant, using one implant capsule of 12 mg.
Yes, we have a growing number of customers in Europe, Asia, and Australia. We ship MELAWIN Melatonin Implants from the U.S. to most countries and territories. International Courier shipping is $69 US.
Our melatonin implant capsules will stay viable for up to two years when properly stored under refrigeration at 36 to 46 degrees Fahrenheit [2 – 8 degrees Celsius].