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Zoetis introduces new EXCENEL RTU EZ

November 05, 2013
POSTED BY: Matt Nelson | Senior Marketing Manager | Zoetis

EXCENEL® RTU EZ (ceftiofur hydrochloride) Sterile Suspension, a new formulation of Zoetis’ popular fresh cow treatment, is now available. While EXCENEL RTU has been the most widely used treatment in its class, this new formulation was developed to further improve syringeability for producers and veterinarians. EXCENEL RTU EZ is easier to get out of the bottle, into a syringe and into the animals that need it. EXCENEL RTU EZ takes advantage of a lower viscosity formula, shown in studies to improve syringeability by 40%, as compared to the previous formulation.

EXCENEL RTU EZ offers the same benefits for which the brand is known, and is backed by the Residue Free Guarantee from Zoetis. EXCENEL RTU EZ can be used 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 meat withdrawal periods for treatments on the market today. As a result of its risk-friendly residue profile, it is backed by the Residue Free Guarantee. Producers should work with their veterinarian to review protocols and make necessary adjustments in animal health protocols.

New EXCENEL RTU EZ is easy to use and ready to go. To learn more about the evolution of this treatment solution visit or contact your veterinarian or local Zoetis representative.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: People with known hypersensitivity to penicillin or cephalosporins should avoid exposure to EXCENEL RTU EZ. Do not use in animals found to be hypersensitive to the product. Do not slaughter cattle for 4 days following last treatment. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal. See full Prescribing Information, here.       

Residue Free Guarantee: If you use a Zoetis-branded ceftiofur product according to label indications, and experience a violative ceftiofur milk or meat residue, Zoetis will compensate you for the beef market value of the animal or purchase the tanker of milk at fair market value. You must purchase the product from a Zoetis-approved supplier, use the product according to label indications, have documentation of the product purchase and treatment records, and have conducted training on appropriate use to ensure proper dose and route of administration of the product. Extra-label use as prescribed by a veterinarian is excluded from the guarantee. If you experience a ceftiofur residue violation after following label indications and the above steps, contact Zoetis VMIPS (Veterinary Medical Information and Product Support) at 800-366-5288 to report the situation.


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