Ceftiforte

PRESENTATION

Ceftiforte is a new-generation cephalosporin antibiotics, sterile powder for injection, containing

COMPOSITION

Each vial contains: Ceftiofur Sodium. Eq. to 4 gm Ceftiofur Mixing instructions for 4 gm vial: Reconstitute by adding 80 ml sterile water for injection. Each 1 ml of reconstituted solution contains: Ceftiofur Sodium, equivalent to 50 mg Ceftiofur.

USES

Day-old-chicks & Day-old-turkey poult: for the control of early mortality associated with E. Coli organisms susceptible to Ceftiofur. Cattle: for treatment of bovine respiratory disease (shipping fever, pneumonia) associated with Haemophillus somnus, Mannheimia haemolytica, and pasteurella multocida. Ceftiforte Sterile powder is also indicated for the treatment of acute bovine interdigital necrobacillosis (foot rot, pododermatitis) associated with Bacteroides melaninogenicus and fusobacterium. Horse: for treatment of respiratory infectious in horse streptococcus zooepidemicus.

DOSAGE & ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION

Day-old-chicks: Administer only by subcutaneous injection in the neck region of day-old-chicks at the dose of 0.08 – 0.2 mg Ceftiofur per chick (eq. 0.16 ml to 0.4 ml of reconstituted sterile solution) 1 ml of the 50 mg / ml reconstituted solution will treat approximately 250 – 625 day-old-chicks. A sterile 26 gauge needle and syringe or properly cleaned automatic injection machine should be used. Can be used with vaccine Marek’s disease. Cattle: 1 mg / Kg b.w. given once daily for 5 days in respiratory disease and 3 days in case of foul in the foot. Horses: 2 mg / Kg body weight given once daily for 48 hours and a 10 day treatment period is repeated.

Withdrawal period

Do not administer to animals with known hypersensitivity to lincomycin. Do not use if resistance to lincosamides has been detected Do not administer to horses, ruminants, guinea pigs, hamsters, chinchilla and rabbits. Ingestion by these species may result in severe gastrointestinal effects.

 WITHDRAWAL PERIOD

Milk: none Meat: Animals must not be slaughtered fore human consumption during treatment. Chicks, Turkey poults, Cattle and pigs may be slaughtered for human consumption only after the following times: Day-old-chicks & turkey poults: 21 days Cattle: 8 hours

STORAGE

Store unreconstituted, reconstituted product in a refrigerator (2° to 8°C); any reconstituted Product remaining 24 hours after preparation should be discarded, Protect from light

Contra-indications

It may cause in horses acute diarrhea.