Product features

Suspension for injection for cattle and pigs

Composition
Ceftiofur (as hydrochloride) 50 mg/ml

Indications
Infections associated with bacteria sensitive to ceftiofur.

  • In cattle:

For the treatment of bacterial respiratory disease associated with Pasteurella multocida, Mannheimia haemolytica and Haemophilus somnus.
For the treatment of acute interdigital necrobacillosis (panaritium, foot rot), associated with Fusobacterium necrophorum and Bacteroides melaninogenicus (Porphyromonas asaccharolytica).
For treatment of the bacterial component of acute post-partum (puerperal) metritis within 10 days after calving associated with Escherichia coli, Arcanobacterium pyogenes and Fusobacterium necrophorum: : this indication is restricted to cases where treatment with another antimicrobial has failed.

  • In pigs:

For the treatment of bacterial respiratory disease associated with Pasteurella multocida, Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae and Streptococcus suis.

Contra-indications
Do not administer to an animal previously found to be hypersensitive to ceftiofur and other B-lactam antibiotics.
Do not use in case of known resistance to other cephalosporins or beta-lactam antibiotics.
Do not use in poultry (including eggs) due to risk of spread of antimicrobial resistance to humans.

Special precautions
Do not use as prophylaxis in case of retained placenta.

Posology

  • Cattle: Subcutaneous use
    • Respiratory disease: 1 mg ceftiofur (as hydrochloride)/kg /day for 3 to 5 days, i.e. 1 ml/50 kg at each injection.
    • Acute interdigital necrobacillosis: 1 mg ceftiofur (as hydrochloride)/kg /day for 3 days, i.e. 1 ml/50 kg at each injection.
    • Acute post-partum metritis within 10 days after calving: 1 mg ceftiofur (as hydrochloride)/kg /day for 5 consecutive days, i.e. 1 ml/50 kg at each injection.

In case of acute post-partum metritis, additional supportive therapy might be required in some cases.

  • Pigs: Intramuscular use

3 mg ceftiofur (as hydrochloride)/kg /day for 3 days, i.e. 1 ml/16 kg at each injection. Shake the bottle well before use to bring the product back into suspension.
To ensure a correct dosage, body weight should be determined as accurately as possible in order to avoid under-dosing. Subsequent injections must be given at different sites.
As the vial cannot be broached more than 50 times, the user should choose the more appropriate vial size.

Withdrawal period

  • Cattle: Meat and offal: 8 days. Milk: zero hours.
  • Pigs: Meat and offal: 5 days.

Storage
Keep the vial in the outer carton in order to protect from light.

Packaging
Cardboard box containing one 100 ml vial
Cardboard box containing one 250 ml vial

From one country to another, product lines are adapted to local demand and regulatory requirements. For further information, please take a look at the CEVA Santé Animale site for your country. Warning: the information provided on the products depends on national registrations. Access to technical information is restricted to authorised persons.

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