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Cephaguard Antibiotic

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Cephaguard is available as a dry cow treatment for mastitis and as an injectable antibiotic for intramuscular administration.
Cephaguard DC Intra-mammary syringe is used as a dry cow therapy to prevent mastitis or to treat sub-clinical cases of mastitis during the dry period. It should not be used on lactating animals, nor for clinical cases of mastitis. One syringe is infused into each quarter immediately after the last milking. Cephaguard is active against a large range of different organisms known to infect the udder. Inadvertant usage during lactation requires a 35 day milk withdrawal period.
Cephaguard Injection is used systemically to treat infections caused by susceptible organisms.


For intramammary infusion in dry cows. Each syringe contains 150mg cefquinome (as sulphate) as active ingredient.


For the treatment of subclinical mastitis at drying off and the prevention of new bacterial infections of the udder during the dry period in the dairy cow caused by the following cefquinome-sensitive organisms: Streptococcus uberis, Streptococcus dysgalactiae, Streptococcus agalactiae, Staphylococcus aureus, coagulase negative staphylococci.

Dosage and administration

The contents of one syringe (150mg cefquinome) should be infused gently into the teat of each quarter, immediately after the last milking.

Before infusion, the udder should be milked out completely. The teat and its orifice should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected with the cleaning towel provided. Care should be taken to avoid contamination of the nozzle. Insert gently either about 5mm or the whole length of the nozzle and infuse the contents of one syringe into each quarter. Disperse the product by gentle massage of the teat and udder. The syringe must only be used once.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

Not to be administered to animals which are known to be hypersensitive to cephalosporin antibiotics or other ß-lactam antibiotics.

Not to be administered to cows with clinical mastitis.

Do not use the cleaning towel on teats with lesions.

Do not use in cows during lactation. In case of erroneous use during lactation the milk should be discarded for 35 days.

Withdrawal periods

Meat and offal: 2 days

Milk: 1 day after calving when the dry period is more than 5 weeks. 36 days after treatment where the dry period is 5 weeks or less.

Operator warnings

Penicillins and cephalosporins may cause hypersensitivity (allergy) following injection, inhalation, ingestion or skin contact. Hypersensitivity to penicillins may lead to cross sensitivity to cephalosporin and vice versa. Allergic reactions to these substances may occasionally be serious.

1. Do not handle this product if you know you are sensitised, or if you have been advised not to work with such preparations.

2. Handle this product with great care to avoid exposure, taking all recommended precautions.

3. If you develop symptoms following exposure, such as skin rash, you should seek medical advice and show the doctor this warning. Swelling of the face, lips or eyes or difficulty in breathing are more serious symptoms and require urgent medical attention.

Wash hands after using the cleaning towels and wear protective gloves if skin irritation due to Isopropyl alcohol is known or suspected. For animal treatment only. Keep out of reach of children.

Pharmaceutical precautions

This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.

Disposal advice

Any unused product or waste materials should be disposed of in accordance with national requirements.

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Packaging Quantities

Packs of 20 or 60 syringes.

Cleaning towels are included in each box.

Further information

In vitro activity has been demonstrated against common Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria including Escherichia coli, Citrobacter spp., Klebsiella spp., Pasteurella spp., Proteus spp., Salmonella spp., Serratia marcescens, Arcanobacterium pyognes, Corynebacterium spp., Staphylococcus aureus, coagulase negative Staphylococci, Streptococcus dysgalactiae, Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus uberis and Streptococcus bovis.

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