What is compounding?
Drug compounding is often regarded as the process of combining or mixing drugs to create a medication tailored to the needs of an individual patient.
The generic form of Vetmedin is Pimobendan.
Vetmedin is in limited supply. Orders placed will be shipped as product continues to come off backorder.
Norbrook Cefenil RTU for cattle and swine is an antibiotic for the treatment of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) associated with Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida and Histophilus somni. It is also for treatment of acute bovine interdigital necrobacillosis (foot rot) caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum and Bacteroides spp. Also indicated for acute metritis (0 to 14 days post-partum) associated with organisms susceptible to ceftiofur. May be used in lactating dairy cattle.
Swine: CEFENIL RTU is indicated for treatment/control of swine bacterial respiratory disease (swine bacterial pneumonia) associated with Actinobacillus (Haemophilus) pleuropneumoniae, Pasteurella multocida, Salmonella choleraesuis and Streptococcus suis.
Cattle: CEFENIL RTU is indicated for treatment of the following bacterial diseases:
Shake for 90 seconds to ensure complete resuspension before using.
Administer intramuscularly at a dosage of 1.36 to 2.27 mg ceftiofur equivalents/lb (3.0 to 5.0 mg/kg) BW (1 mL of sterile suspension per 22 to 37 lb BW). Treatment should be repeated at 24 h intervals for a total of three consecutive days.
For bovine respiratory disease and acute bovine interdigital necrobacillosis: administer by intramuscular or subcutaneous administration at the dosage of 0.5 to 1.0 mg ceftiofur equivalents/lb (1.1 to 2.2 mg/kg) BW (1 to 2 mL sterile suspension per 100 lb BW). Administer daily at 24 h intervals for a total of three consecutive days. Additional treatments may be administered on Days 4 and 5 for animals which do not show a satisfactory response (not recovered) after the initial three treatments. In addition, for BRD only, administer intramuscularly or subcutaneously 1.0 mg ceftiofur equivalents/lb (2.2 mg/kg) BW every other day on Days 1 and 3 (48 h interval). Do not inject more than 15 mL per injection site.
Selection of dosage level (0.5 to 1.0 mg/lb) and regimen/duration (daily or every other day for BRD only) should be based on an assessment of the severity of disease, pathogen susceptibility and clinical response.
Federal (USA) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. Federal law prohibits extra-label use of this drug in cattle and swine for disease prevention purposes; at unapproved doses, frequencies, durations, or routes of administration; and in unapproved major food producing species/production classes.
As with all drugs, the use of CEFENIL RTU is contraindicated in animals previously found to be hypersensitive to the drug.
NOT FOR HUMAN USE. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Penicillins and cephalosporins can cause allergic reactions in sensitized individuals. Topical exposures to such antimicrobials, including ceftiofur, may elicit mild to severe allergic reactions in some individuals. Repeated or prolonged exposure may lead to sensitization. Avoid direct contact of the product with the skin, eyes, mouth, and clothing. Persons with a known hypersensitivity to penicillin or cephalosporins should avoid exposure to this product. In case of accidental eye exposure, flush with water for 15 minutes. In case of accidental skin exposure, wash with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing. If allergic reaction occurs (e.g., skin rash, hives, difficult breathing), seek medical attention. The safety data sheet contains more detailed occupational safety information. To report suspected adverse drug events, for technical assistance or to obtain a copy of the safety data sheet (SDS), contact Norbrook at 1-866-591-5777. For additional information about adverse drug experience reporting for animal drugs, contact FDA at 1-888-FDA-VETS or online at www.fda.gov/reportanimalae.
Swine: When used according to label indications, dosage, and route of administration, treated swine must not be slaughtered for 4 days following the last treatment.
Use of dosages in excess of those indicated or by unapproved routes of administration may result in illegal residues in edible tissues.
Cattle: When used according to label indications, dosage and route of administration, treated cattle must not be slaughtered for 3 days following the last treatment. When used according to label indications, dosage and route of administration, a milk discard time is not required. Uses of dosages in excess of those indicated or by unapproved routes of administration, such as intramammary, may result in illegal residues in edible tissues and/or milk. A withdrawal period has not been established in pre-ruminating calves. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal.
The effects of ceftiofur on cattle and swine reproductive performance, pregnancy, and lactation have not been determined.
Swine: Areas of discoloration associated with the injection site at time periods of 11 days or less may result in trim-out of edible tissues at slaughter. The safety of ceftiofur has not been demonstrated for pregnant swine or swine intended for breeding.
Cattle: Following intramuscular or subcutaneous administration in the neck, areas of discoloration at the site may persist beyond 11 days resulting in trim loss of edible tissues at slaughter. Following intramuscular administration in the rear leg, areas of discoloration at the injection site may persist beyond 28 days resulting in trim loss of edible tissues at slaughter.
Do not store above 30°C (86°F). Shake well before using. Protect from freezing. Contents should be used within 42 days after the first dose is removed.