Virbac New Zealand

Trace Elements


Injectable copper to treat deficiencies in cattle, sheep and deer

  • Cattle
  • Deer
  • Sheep
  • Injectable
  • NZ Made
    NZ Made
  • Trace Elements
    Trace Elements

Copperguard™ is a copper injection containing calcium copper edetate. It’s used to treat and prevent copper deficiency in cattle, sheep and deer.

  • Contains calcium copper edetate, meaning a faster absorption rate and less injection site reactions.
  • Nil milk and meat withholding periods.
  • Excellent syringeability.


  • Dairy and beef cattle (over 4 months of age): 2 ml in the upper neck by subcutaneous injection only. Dosage may be increased up to a maximum of 4 ml if severe copper deficiency has been confirmed through clinical symptoms or liver biopsy.
  • Adult sheep: 1 ml in the upper neck by subcutaneous injection only.
  • Deer: 1 ml/50 kg bodyweight in the upper neck by subcutaneous injection only.

Shake thoroughly before and during use to ensure a uniform suspension. Dosage may be repeated after 4 months, up to a maximum of 3 times per year. Do not use in cattle under 4 months of age.


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: Nil


Available in 200 ml plastic pillow packs.


To learn more about Copperguard™, download the Product Profile below and talk to your Vet. 

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Copperguard™ is a Restricted Veterinary Medicine. Available only under Veterinary Authorisation. Registered pursuant to the ACVM Act 1997, No. A10028.

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