Virbac New Zealand



Antibiotic treatment containing cephapirin, used to treat endometritis in cattle

  • Cattle
  • AMR Class Orange
    AMR Class Orange
  • Antibiotic
  • NZ Made
    NZ Made

Metri-Clean™ is an antibiotic treatment containing cephapirin. It’s used to treat endometritis in cattle prior to mating, usually after diagnosis by a Metricheck™ device.

  • The product used in a nationwide trial in 2016, that found that early checking and treating of endometritis can improve 6 week in-calf rates, help cows get in-calf up to two days earlier, and net ROI of up to 4:1
  • The only product on the New Zealand market available in both multi-dose packs and syringes, offering users flexibility and convenience
  • Developed and made in New Zealand


  • Take your time - careless or forceful use of the pipette can result in cervical or uterine trauma.
  • Use one pipette per cow. If stainless steel pipettes are being used, ensured they are wiped between uses with an antibacterial wipe.
  • Usually one treatment is sufficient for a complete cure.
  • Can be used 1 day after insemination.


It is an offence for users of this product to cause residues exceeding the relevant MRL in the Food Notice: Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds.

  • Milk Nil
  • Meat: 4 days


Available in 500 ml & 1 litre plastic pillow packs, and buckets of 25 & 50 syringes.


This product is classified as orange under Antibiotic Judicious Use Guidelines for the New Zealand Veterinary Profession. Orange light antimicrobials are restricted to specifi­c indications or used as second line therapy under therapeutic conditions. Visit and talk to your Vet to learn more. Please use antibiotics responsibly.

To learn more about Metri-Clean™, download the Product Profile below and talk to your Vet. To learn more about endometritis, visit the endometritis page in our Health Care section.

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Metri-Clean™ is a Restricted Veterinary Medicine. Available only under Veterinary Authorisation. Registered pursuant to the ACVM Act 1997, No. A10361.

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