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Systematic (IUPAC) name
(6R,7R)-7-[ [(2Z)-2-(2-Amino-1,3-thiazol-4-yl)- 2-methoxyiminoacetyl]amino]-3-(furan-2- carbonylsulfanylmethyl)-8-oxo-5-thia-1- azabicyclo[4.2.0]oct-2-ene-2-carboxylic acid
CAS number 80370-57-6
ATCvet code QJ01DD90 QJ51DA91
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Chemical data
Formula C 19H17N5O7S3  
Mol. mass 523.56 g/mol
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Ceftiofur is an antibiotic of the cephalosporin type (third generation), licensed for use in veterinary medicine. It was first described in 1987.[1] It is marketed by pharmaceutical company Pfizer as Excede.[2]

It is resistant to the antibiotic resistance enzyme beta-lactamase, and has activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. E. coli strains resistant to ceftiofur have been reported.[3]


  1. ^ Yancey RJ, Kinney ML, Roberts BJ, Goodenough KR, Hamel JC, Ford CW (1987). "Ceftiofur sodium, a broad-spectrum cephalosporin: evaluation in vitro and in vivo in mice". Am. J. Vet. Res. 48 (7): 1050–3. PMID 3631686.  
  2. ^ "Pfizer Animal ealth Dairy Information on Products and Solutions". Retrieved 2007-11-20.  
  3. ^ Donaldson SC, Straley BA, Hegde NV, Sawant AA, DebRoy C, Jayarao BM (2006). "Molecular epidemiology of ceftiofur-resistant Escherichia coli isolates from dairy calves". Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 72 (6): 3940–8. doi:10.1128/AEM.02770-05. PMID 16751500.  

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