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Home / Products / Dairy / Excede - Dairy Home / Dosing and Administration
Administering the right treatment in the right way is essential to any dairy health routine. EXCEDE® (ceftiofur crystalline free acid) Sterile Suspension offers a convenient base-of-ear (BOE) administration with zero milk withholding and a 13-day meat withholding time following the last dose.
Before administering any treatment, check your dairy’s protocols. The following administration tips ensure EXCEDE will be as effective as it can be.
Shake the bottle containing EXCEDE (ceftiofur crystalline free acid) Sterile Suspension thoroughly before use.
Start with a clean syringe and 16-gauge ½- or ⅝-inch needle, and use a new needle for each animal.
Properly restrain the animal.
Identify the injection site (the natural depression behind the base of the ear). DO NOT administer in the neck or other tissue.
Be sure the injection site is clean.
From above the animal, point the needle ventrally toward the base of the ear, delivering the full contents of the syringe. Be sure to follow the appropriate dosing instructions.
Most animals respond to treatment within three to five days. Contact your Zoetis representative or veterinarian for an administration demonstration of EXCEDE and to learn more about antibiotic stewardship.
Hold the syringe and needle behind the ear to be dosed so that the needle and syringe are pointing in an imaginary line toward the animal’s eye on the same side of the head. Insert the needle through the loose skin at the BOE while maintaining the needle position.
Hold the syringe and needle behind the ear to be dosed so the needle and syringe point in an imaginary line toward the animal’s opposite eye. Insert the needle through the loose skin at the BOE while maintaining the needle position.
ROSTRAL BASE-OF-EAR ADMINISTRATION VIDEO English | Spanish
OPPOSITE EYE BASE-OF-EAR ADMINISTRATION VIDEO English | Spanish
To ensure the best product efficacy, it’s critical that EXCEDE is administered accurately. This begins with accurate capturing of body weights. Without accurately capturing body weights, cattle can be underdosed or overdosed, decreasing the antibiotic’s effectiveness and creating a poor response to treatment. This can result in an increase in treatments and labor costs due to a relapse of metritis. You should:
Through the responsible use of antibiotics, we all can maintain the effectiveness of these important resources.
Impact of weight variation on dosing of EXCEDE
If you have questions about administration of EXCEDE, contact your Zoetis representative or your veterinarian.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: People with known hypersensitivity to penicillin or cephalosporins should avoid exposure to EXCEDE. EXCEDE is contraindicated in animals with known allergy to ceftiofur or to the β-lactam group (penicillins and cephalosporins) of antimicrobials. Do not use in horses intended for human consumption. The administration of antimicrobials in horses under conditions of stress may be associated with diarrhea, which may require appropriate veterinary therapy. In cattle, inadvertent intra-arterial injection is possible and fatal. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal. Pre-slaughter withdrawal time in cattle is 13 days. See full Prescribing Information.
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