Virbac Philippines

Antibiotics

Citius®

Citius® ready to use injectable suspension formulated with micronized ceftiofur.

  • Swine

Citius®  is an injectable 5% ceftiofur hydrochloride RTU preparation with unique pharmacodynamics that concentrates the active ingredient in the injection site.

Citius® is characterized by better homogeneity, lesser viscosity, high bioavailability, broad-spectrum bactericidal activity with low MICs against pathogens, a fast bacterial reaction time of less than 1 hour, flexibility in the route of administration (intramuscular and subcutaneous) and easy syringeability.

Citius® is for the prevention and treatment of respiratory diseases caused by Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, Hemophilus somnus and other susceptible bacteria. Aid in treating pododermatitis caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum. Prevention and treatment of metritis and control of other microorganisms sensitive to ceftiofur. 

Citius® is used in all stages of pig production and yearling calf operation.

Citius® contains Ceftiofur HCl (micronized) at 50mg/ml in a 100 vial.


The dose for swine is 1-3 mg/kg BW (1-3 mL/50 kg) every 24 hrs for 3 days by IM.   

The dose for cattle is 1-2 mg/kg BW (1-2 mL/50 kg) every 24 hrs for 3-5 days by IM or SC.


The withdrawal period for swine is 48 hours before slaughter, while for cattle, 48 hours.

 

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