Tag Archives: Ceftiofur

Guttural Pouch Empyema

Horses with empyema (pus in a body cavity) of the guttural pouch(es) are most often presented because of purulent nasal discharge. The guttural pouches open into the nasopharynx caudal to the point at which the nasal passages are completely divided by the nasal septum. This structure causes the discharge to be bilateral even if only… Read More »

Endometrial Culture and Antimicrobial Therapy

Sampling of the surface of the endometrium for pathogenic microflora is an important part of the breeding soundness evaluation of the mare. Additionally, most breeding sheds and stallion owners require broodmares to have a negative uterine culture before natural mating. Breeds that allow artificial insemination may be less restrictive with this requirement. Other indications for… Read More »

Drugs acting on FEET

Disorders of the feet are typically characterised by lameness, although sometimes other clinical signs such as swelling, inflammation, and discharge may be seen. In farm livestock, lameness is both a major economic and a welfare problem and in horses performance can be seriously impaired. Conditions affecting horses. Thrush in horses can result from poor hoof… Read More »


The cephalosporins comprise a large group of antibacterials containing the beta-lactam ring. They are closely related to the penicillins. Like the penicillins they are bactericidal (operating time-dependent killing), are relatively non-toxic (although less so than the penicillins), and less likely to cause allergic reactions. Cephalosporins are suitable for use in rabbits and rodents. It is… Read More »