Ceftriaxone

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Ceftriaxone is a third generation cephalosporin antibiotic similar to cefovecin.

This drug is effective against:

Resistance is reported against Pseudomonas aeruginosa[2].

Side effects in dogs in association with this drug include hepatitis, thrombocytopenia and anemia[3].

Recommended dose rate is 50 mg/kg given once or twice daily by subcutaneous or intramuscular injection[4].

References

  1. Tsai HJ et al (2007) Salmonellae and campylobacters in household and stray dogs in northern Taiwan. Vet Res Commun 31(8):931-939
  2. Rubin J et al (2008) Antimicrobial resistance and genetic characterization of fluoroquinolone resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated from canine infections. Vet Microbiol 131(1-2):164-172
  3. Messer JS et al (2008) A case of canine streptococcal meningoencephalitis diagnosed using universal bacterial polymerase chain reaction assay. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 44(4):205-209
  4. Rebuelto M et al (2002) Pharmacokinetics of ceftriaxone administered by the intravenous, intramuscular or subcutaneous routes to dogs. J Vet Pharmacol Ther 25(1):73-76