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Treat Bovine Respiratory Disease With Excenel from Pfizer Animal Health

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article image Excenel RTU from Pfizer Animal Health is a broad spectrum antibiotic for treatment of bovine respiratory disease

Excenel RTU from PfizerAnimal Health , Antibiotic Suspension (ceftiofur hydrochloride)

Best Antibiotic for Durable Cure

Excenel RTU is a Ready-to-use formulation containing the hydrochloride salt of ceftiofur, a broad-spectrum cephalosporin antibiotic.

Excenel RTU Antibiotic Suspension is approved for:

Treatment of bovine respiratory disease (BRD, pneumonia) associated with Mannheimia spp. (Pasteurella haemolytica), Pasteurella multocida and Haemophilus somnus.

Key Features

Used as directed, Excenel RTU:

is fast and effective - establishes therapeutic concentrations in as little as 1 hour, reduces fever without suppressing appetite - cattle stay on feed and keep gaining

controls all three of the major bacterial pathogens involved with BRD

is potent against BRD pathogens

is bactericidal - an important consideration for immunosuppressed cattle

is ready to use - no refrigeration or reconstitution required

gets to the site of infection - 90% of the drug is bound to proteins in the plasma and tissues

gives you treatment flexibility - subcutaneous (SC) or intramuscular (IM) injection - SC injection offers reduced need for carcass trim and greater overall beef quality

lets you stay in control with treatment duration options (3-5 days)

has a 3 day meat withdrawal for greater flexibility


Excenel RTU is available in 100mL vials (50mg/mL) and is supplied on prescription through veterinarians.

Dosage and Administration

Administer by intramuscular or subcutaneous injection at the dosage of 1.0 mg/kg or 1 mL/50 kg of body weight every 24 hours for 3 days. Additional treatments may be administered on days 4 & 5 for animals which do not show a satisfactory response after the initial 3 treatments.

Additional Information

Meat: Do not use less than 3 days before slaughter for human consumption.

Milk: NIL

Excenel RTU is a Prescription Animal Remedy. For use only following a veterinary consultation.

For further information including Material Safety Data Sheet go to: http://www.pfizeranimalhealth.com.au/product_overview.asp?drug=ER&country=AU&lang=EN&species=BF

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