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  • n. A third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic used in veterinary medicine.


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  • The incidence of the resistant strain increased in both chickens and humans during 2003 and 2004, when an antibiotic called ceftiofur was being widely used in Top Stories

  • Without these compounds -- oxytetracycline, draxxin, ceftiofur, tiamulin -- diseases would likely kill them.

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  • In the new study, 43 percent of tainted chicken hosted ceftiofur, an antibiotic approved for use on chickens as young as one-day old.

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  • Discs, obtained from Oxoid UK, were used at the following strengths: ampicillin, 10 µg; amoxicillin-clavulanic acid, 30 µg; oxytetracycline, 30 µg; ceftiofur, 30 µg; enrofloxacin, 5 µg; streptomycin 10 µg; sulphonamide-trimethoprim, 25 µg.

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  • Administration of ceftiofur or aminoglycoside antimicrobials in hospitalized horses (this might be related to conditions / weakened immune systems requiring antimicrobials, rather than the antimicrobials themselves). News

  • The latest data for Ontario, released in March, shows that there was a spike in ceftiofur resistance in humans and chickens.

  • When farmers stopped using ceftiofur briefly due to a short voluntary ban by CIPARS, there was a massive drop in cephalosporin resistance in salmonella samples taken from humans and retail poultry, says the CMAJ.

  • Critics argue that the CIPARS data doesn't provide sufficient evidence of a link between ceftiofur and rising human resistance.


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