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Excenel® Powder for injection

Powder for Injection (ceftiofur sodium)

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  • Excenel® Powder For Injection is presented as an off-white to a tan coloured powder in a glass vial. The 4 gram vial is reconstituted by adding 80 mL Water for Injection. (The colour of the powder may vary though these colour differences do not affect the potency of the product).
    When the powder is re-constituted as directed each 80mL of solution contains 50mg ceftiofur as ceftiofur sodium.

  • Excenel® Powder for Injection is approved for:
    Treatment of bovine respiratory disease (BRD, pneumonia) associated with Mannheimia haemolytica (Pasteurella haemolytica), Pasteurella multocida and Haemophilus somnus.

  • Used as directed, Excenel®

    • is fast and effective - establishes therapeutic concentrations within minutes and continues to exceed MIC90 throughout the treatment period
    • reduces fever without suppressing appetite - cattle stay on feed and keep gaining weight
    • controls all three of the major bacterial pathogens involved with BRD
    • helps achieve a lasting recovery
    • has minimal pre-slaughter withdrawal
    • has an aqueous base for increased syringeability, reduced need for carcass trim and greater overall beef quality (refer CATTLECARE)
    • lets you stay in control with treatment duration options (3-5 days)
    • has a small volume intramuscular dose that is fast and easy on cattle
  • 4 gram vials for reconstitution with 80mL of sterile diluent are supplied on prescription through veterinarians. The 4 gram vials are presented as a pack of 6.

  • Administer by intramuscular injection at the dosage of 1mg/kg of body weight every 24 hours and continue for 48 hours after symptoms have disappeared. If no response is observed within 3 days the diagnosis should be re-evaluated.
    When the powder is reconstituted as directed each mL of solution contains 50mg ceftiofur as ceftiofur sodium.

    • 4 gram vial - reconstitute by adding 80mL Water for Injection.
    • Colour differences do not affect the potency of the product.
    • For ease in reconstitution use an 18 gauge needle or larger. Rapid addition of diluent will give best results.
    • Store unreconstituted product in a refrigerator at 2°C - 8°C (Refrigerate - do not freeze). Protect from light.
    • Reconstituted product may be stored either in a refrigerator at 2°C - 8°C for up to seven (7) days under air conditioning (25°C) for up to twelve (12) hours.
    • Reconstituted product may be frozen for up to eight (8) weeks, although some breakages of vials may occur. Thaw by immersing the vial in hot, running tap water until a clear, ice-free solution is obtained and then use according to label. Do not freeze and thaw reconstituted product more than once.
    • Withholding periods:
    • Meat:
      Do not use less than 24 hours before slaughter for human consumption.
    • Milk:
      NIL

    Excenel® is a Prescription Animal Remedy for use only following a veterinary consultation

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