An innovative, easier-to-use version of a popular anti-infective is now available. Zoetis introduces Excenel RTU EZ (ceftiofur hydrochloride) Sterile Suspension, a new formulation of the responsible, fresh cow treatment that producers and veterinarians have trusted for more than 20 years. To improve ease of use, EXCENEL RTU EZ takes advantage of a lower viscosity formula, improving syringeability by 40 percent.
"EXCENEL RTU has a long history as an effective fresh cow treatment, offering the residue risk assurance of zero milk withhold. Still, we recognize that there was an opportunity to further improve syringeability to help ease of use by veterinarians and producers," says Matt Nelson, senior marketing manager, Zoetis. "The formulation we're introducing was designed with our customers in mind. EXCENEL RTU EZ is now easier to get out of the bottle and into your animals when they need it."
Excenel RTU EZ offers the same benefits for which the brand is known and is backed by the Residue Free Guarantee™ from Zoetis. Dairy producers and veterinarians can use EXCENEL RTU EZ as an effective treatment for:
- Acute, postpartum metritis.
- Bovine respiratory disease (BRD), pneumonia, shipping fever.
- Foot rot.
Producers and veterinarians should note an important change in the meat withdrawal for cattle. EXCENEL RTU EZ has a meat withdrawal time of four days. This remains one of the shortest in its class. Producers should work with their veterinarian to review protocols and make necessary adjustments in animal health management.
"We're excited about the evolution of this important treatment solution, but we need producers and veterinarians to pay special attention to the change in meat withdrawal," Nelson says. "The change is not a dramatic one, but we're asking our customers to be sure to update their existing animal health systems when incorporating EXCENEL RTU EZ into protocols."
EXCENEL RTU EZ is easy to use and ready to go. Learn more about EXCENEL RTU EZ on the recently launched DairyWellness.com or by contacting your veterinarian or Zoetis representative.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Persons with known hypersensitivity to penicillin or cephalosporins should avoid exposure to EXCENEL RTU EZ. Do not slaughter cattle or swine for 4 days following last treatment with this product. Using excess dosages, or administrating by unapproved routes, may result in illegal drug residues. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal. See full Prescribing Information here.