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Cefovecin, A New Long-Lasting Antibiotic For Cats

Feb 25, 2008
Stegemann, M. R., J. Sherington, et al. (2007). "The efficacy and safety of cefovecin in the treatment of feline abscesses and infected wounds." J Small Anim Pract 48(12): 683-9.

Cefovecin (Convenia, Pfizer Animal Health) is a new third generation cephalosporin antibiotic. The drug has a very long half-life, so that a single injection lasts 14 days in cats. The objective of this project was to determine the efficacy and safety of cefovecin for the treatment of cat bite wounds and abscesses. Cats enrolled in the study were either given cefovecin or oral amoxicillin/clavulanic acid. Efficacy was 100% for both drugs, showing that the new long-lasting antibiotic injection is as effective as 14 days of oral treatment with amoxicillin/clavulanic acid.
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Related articles:
Stegemann, M. R., J. Sherington, et al. (2006). "Pharmacokinetics of cefovecin in cats." J Vet Pharmacol Ther 29(6): 513-24.
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