Product Information for Veterinary Healthcare Professionals
CepraShort 300 mg Intramammary Suspension for dairy cows at drying-off is a short-acting intramammary suspension containing cefapirin, a semi-synthetic cefalosporin antibiotic. It is formulated to give persistent antibiotic levels in the dry udder. Effective levels of cefapirin are usually present in most quarters for up to 32 days after intramammary infusion at drying-off.
Each 10 ml syringe contains 300 mg cefapirin in a short-acting base. CepraShort is recommended for the treatment of subclinical mastitis at drying-off caused by Staphylococcus aureus, coagulase-negative staphylococci, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus dysgalactiae and Streptococcus uberis susceptible to cefapirin. Cefapirin is a cefalosporin antibiotic which has bactericidal activity against the majority of organisms associated with bovine mastitis.
Responsible use of Antibiotics
When used correctly, antibiotics have an important role by maintaining health and welfare of animals. However, there are concerns that resistance or resistant bacteria could be transferred from animal to human health, and vice versa, and reduce the effectiveness of some antibiotic treatments. It is vital that antibiotics are used in the correct and appropriate manner to minimise this possibility.
MSD Animal Health supports the responsible use of antibiotics.
For more information please refer to Ireland’s National Action Plan for Antimicrobial Resistance on www.agriculture.gov.ie.
For uses, dosage, contra-indications and warnings please consult product leaflet. Further information is available on request. Use medicines responsibly.
Cardboard box of 20 syringes and 20 cleaning towels. Plastic bucket of 144 syringes and 144 cleaning towels.
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CepraShort Summary of Product Characteristics
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