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Systematic (IUPAC) name
(7R)-7-([(2Z)-2-(2-amino-1,3-thiazol-4-yl)-2-methoxyiminoacetyl]amino)-8-oxo-3-[(2S)-oxolan-2-yl]-5-thia-1-azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid
CAS number 234096-34-5
ATCvet code QJ01DD91
PubChem 9578573
Chemical data
Formula C 17H19N5O6S2  
Mol. mass 453.49 g/mol
SMILES eMolecules & PubChem
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability  ?
Metabolism non metabolised by the liver
Half life half life ellimination in cats is 7 days
Excretion mostly excreted unchanged in the urine.
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat. do not administer to pregnant cat or during breeding or lactation period.
Legal status veterinary prescription only
Routes subcutaneous

Cefovecin (INN) is an antibiotic of the cephalosporin class, licensed for the treatment of skin infections in cats and dogs. It is marketed by Pfizer under the trade name Convenia.

Approval and usage

Cefovecin was first authorized for use in the European Union on June 2006.[1] It was not approved for use in the United States until June 2008.[2]


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