Ceftiofur Sodium for Injection (box of 1 vial)
Ceftiofur Sodium for Injection (box of 1 vial)
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Ceftiofur Sodium for Injection

Ceftiofur Sodium for Injection is a cephalosporin antibiotic. AdvaCare Pharma is committed to manufacturing a diverse range of high-quality veterinary drugs at its GMP/ISO-certified facilities in India, China and the USA.



What is Ceftiofur?

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Active Ingredients: Ceftiofur Sodium

Ceftiofur Sodium for Injection is an antibacterial drug used to treat certain infections in horses, livestock animals, and poultry such as day-old chickens or turkeys. It is indicated for the treatment of infections such as shipping fever, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and bovine interdigital necrobacillosis.

Ceftiofur Sodium is a third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic, though some consider it a "new generation" cephalosporin. It works by inhibiting cell wall synthesis. It shows bactericidal action against a wide range of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, including Pasteurella, Streptococcus, Salmonella, and E. coli.

Ceftiofur Sodium for Injection should be prescribed by a veterinary doctor or animal care specialist for an animal. This product is not for human use.

Ceftiofur Sodium for Injection is produced by AdvaCare Pharma, a pharmaceutical company that specializes in global exportation. This medication is part of our comprehensive catalog of veterinary supplies which are available for distribution. Our manufacturing factories are located in China, India, and the USA.

Why are we a trusted Ceftiofur manufacturer?

AdvaCare Pharma is a leading GMP manufacturer of Ceftiofur for Injection for veterinary use. Our company was established with the aim of providing excellent value to our distributors by concentrating on competitively priced, high-quality products with market-tailored solutions. Over the past 20 years, AdvaCare Pharma has proven to be a trusted supplier in over 45 countries.


What is Ceftiofur Sodium used for?

It's used to treat a wide range of bacterial infections such as:

  • bacterial pneumonia
  • respiratory tract infections in horses
  • interdigital necrobacillosis (foot rot, pododermatitis) in cattle
  • urinary tract infection in dogs
  • early mortality associated with E.coli in chicken and turkey poults

What animals can be treated with Ceftiofur Sodium for Injection?

This medicine is recommended for horses, poultry, and livestock such as cattle and swine.

How is Ceftiofur Sodium for Injection used?

This drug has been manufactured as a powder for reconstitution. The solution is relatively unstable and should be administered to the patient within 1 hour of reconstitution. This medicine can be administered either by intravenous or intramuscular route.

How should Ceftiofur Sodium for Injection be stored?

This medication should be stored in a dark, dry location under 30°C.

What are the withdrawal times for Ceftiofur Sodium for Injection?

For cattle, the withdrawal time is 3 days for slaughter. For milk, it is best to wait 72 hours after treatment. For swine, the withdrawal time is 4 days for slaughter.


How much Ceftiofur Sodium should be given to pigs?

The usual dose is 3-5mg/kg, given every 24 hours. The duration of treatment is 3 days.

How much Ceftiofur Sodium should be given to cows?

For respiratory disease and interdigital necrobacillosis, the usual dose is 1.1-2.2mg/kg given for 3 days IM/SC. If there is not a sufficient recovery response, treatment may continue for 2 more days. For neonatal salmonellosis, the usual dose is 5mg/kg, given once per day. The duration of treatment is 5 days.

Side Effects

As with all pharmaceuticals, some unwanted effects can occur from the use of Ceftiofur Sodium for Injection.

Some common side effects may include but are not limited to:

  • gastrointestinal effects (appetite loss, vomiting, diarrhea)
  • discoloration at the injection site (in swine and cattle)

Serious side effects may include: • allergic reaction and anaphylaxis

Ceftiofur Sodium for Injection may cause pain when delivered intramuscularly.

For a comprehensive list of all possible side effects of this medication, consult a veterinary physician.


Do NOT use Ceftiofur Sodium for Injection for an animal that: • has a known allergy or hypersensitivity to Ceftiofur or any other cephalosporin antibiotic.

Treatment with this drug should be administered with caution for an animal that:

Ceftiofur Sodium for Injection may cause pain when delivered intramuscularly.

*Regulatory compliance may vary according to production standard, import requirements and/or manufacturing origin.

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