Saturday 21 January


Cefenil RTU 50 mg/ml, Suspension for Injection for Swine and Cattle

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Presentation


A white to yellowish coloured oily suspension containing:
50 mg Ceftiofur (as hydrochloride) per ml.

Uses


Swine:
For the treatment of bacterial respiratory disease associated with Pasteurella multocida, Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae and Streptococcus suis sensitive to ceftiofur.

Cattle:
For the treatment of bacterial respiratory disease associated with Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida and Histophilus somni sensitive to ceftiofur.

For the treatment of acute interdigital necrobacillosis (panaritium, foot rot), associated with Fusobacterium necrophorum and Bacteroides melaninogenicus (Porphyromonas asaccharolytica) sensitive to ceftiofur.

For treatment of the bacterial component of acute post-partum (puerperal) metritis within 10 days after calving associated with, Arcanobacterium pyogenes and Fusobacterium necrophorum, sensitive to ceftiofur. The indication is restricted to cases where treatment with another antimicrobial has failed.

Dosage & Administration


Swine:
3 mg Ceftiofur /kg bw/day for 3 days via intramuscular route, i.e. 1 ml/16 kg bw at each injection.

Cattle:
Respiratory disease: 1 mg Ceftiofur /kg bw/day for 3 to 5 days by subcutaneous injection, i.e. 1 ml/50 kg bw at each injection.
Acute interdigital necrobacillosis: 1 mg/kg bw/day for 3 days by subcutaneous injection, i.e. 1 ml/50 kg bw at each injection.
Acute post-partum metritis within 10 days after calving: 1 mg/kg bw/day for 5 consecutive days by subcutaneous injection, i.e. 1 ml/50 kg bw at each injection.

Subsequent injections must be given at different sites. In case of acute post-partum metritis, additional supportive therapy might be required in some cases.

Withdrawal Period


Cattle:
Meat and offal: 5 days.
Milk: zero days.

Swine:
Meat and offal: 5 days.

Contraindictions, Warnings etc


Do not administer to an animal previously found to be hypersensitive to Ceftiofur and other β-lactam antibiotics or to any of the excipient(s).
Do not use in cases of known resistance to other cephalosporins or beta-lactam antibiotics.
Do not use intravenously.

SPECIAL WARNINGS
Penicillins and cephalosporins may cause hypersensitivity (allergy) following injection, inhalation, ingestion or skin contact.
Hypersensitivity to penicillins may lead to cross reactions to cephalosporins and vice versa. Allergic reactions to these
substances may occasionally be serious.
1. Do not handle this product if you know you are sensitised, or if you have been advised not to work with such preparations.
2. Handle this product with great care to avoid exposure, taking all recommended precautions.
3. If you develop symptoms following exposure such as a skin rash, you should seek medical advice and show the doctor this warning. Swelling of the face, lips or eyes or difficulty with breathing, are more serious symptoms and require urgent medical attention.
Wash hands after use.

CONTRAINDICATIONS, WARNINGS, Etc
Do not administer to an animal previously found to be hypersensitive to Ceftiofur and other β-lactam antibiotics or to any of the excipient(s).
Do not use in cases of known resistance to other cephalosporins or beta-lactam antibiotics.
Do not use intravenously.

ADVERSE REACTIONS:
In cattle, mild inflammatory reactions such as hardness at the injection site have been observed in some animals. Clinical resolution is reached in most animals by 21 days after injection.
In pigs, mild reactions at the injection site, such as discoloration of the fascia or fat, have been observed in some animals for up to
20 days after injection.
Hypersensitivity reactions unrelated to dose can occur. Allergic reactions (e.g. skin reactions, anaphylaxis) may occasionally occur.

SHELF-LIFE
Shelf-life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 1 year.
Shelf-life after first opening of the immediate packaging: 28 days.

Pharmaceutical Precautions


Do not store above 25° C.
Keep the vial in the outer carton in order to protect from light.

Disposal


Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.

Further Information


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