Enrofloxacin is a used to treat infections in animals caused by .
Enrofloxacin belongs to a general class of antibiotics known as fluoroquinolones. Other related drugs in this class include ciprofloxacin.
Enrofloxacin is thought to inhibit the synthesis of DNA within the bacteria, resulting in bacterial death.
Indicated for infections caused by various kinds of sensitive bacteria or mixed infections.
1) Yellow scour of newborn pigs (under 7 days old) and white scour (under 1 mouth
old) caused by E. coli
2) Hemorrhagic enteritis, diarrhea, alimentary toxicosis, typhoid fever or paratyphoid
fever caused by sensitive bacteria, as well as secondary infections caused
by epidemic diarrhea
3) Common scour, lamb dysentery and pasteurellosis caused by sensitive bacteria
4) Swine streptococcosis and hydropsy caused by E. coli
5) Swine enzootic pneumonia, atrophic rhinitis, pneumonia and bronchitis
6) White diarrhea, colibacillosis, fowl cholera and chronic respiratory disease
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Intramuscular injection, a single dose of 0.2ml/kg body weight for cattle, sheep,
pigs, fowls and deer, and 0.2ml/kg body weight for dogs and rabbits for one treatment
period. Curative effect can be achieved after one injection. For severe infections
one more injection can be added 24 hours after the first injection.
animals with serious dehydration can be treated concurrently with oral rehydration
salt. Halve the dosage for prophylactic treatments.
Enrofloxacin and the other fluroquinolone antibiotics can cause developmental cartilage abnormalities. As a consequence most veterinarians try to avoid these drugs in young animals.
Cattle 14 days, pig 10 days.
Animals with severe kidney or liver problems may need a reduced dose of enrofloxacin. Hydration should be monitored and fluid therapy used in animals at risk for dehydration.
Enrofloxacin should be used with caution or avoided in animals at risk for seizures. This drug is not used in humans due to central nervous system stimulation.
Enrofloxacin should not be used for regional antibiotic perfusion because it is too irritating and will cause vasculitis.
Tightly sealed and store in a cold place, avoid lights.
In a 50ml or 100ml glass bottle.
2 years. .
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