Table 1:

Dry cow intramammary tubes

NameActive ingredientSpectrum of activityMilk/meat withhold
Cepravin (MSD Animal Health)Cephalonium (first generation cephalosporin)Broad spectrumMilk: 54 days + 96 hrs after calving Meat: 21 days
Ubro red (Boehringer Ingelheim)Penethamate hydriodide, procaine penicillin, framycetin sulfateBroad spectrumMilk: 28 days + 84 hrs after calving Meat: 28 days
Bovaclox dry cow (MSD Animal Health)Cloxacillin, ampicillinBroad spectrumMilk: 49 days + 156 hrs after calving Meat: 28 days
Bovaclox dry cow extra (MSD Animal Health)Cloxacillin, ampicillinBroad spectrumMilk: 49 days + 156 hrs after calving Meat: 28 days
Multishield dry cow (Bimeda)Penethamate hydriodide, procaine benzylpenicillin, neomycin sulfateBroad spectrumMilk: 50 days + 96 hrs after calving Meat: 28 days
Orbenin dry cow (Zoetis)CloxacillinGram positive (Staphylococcus, Streptococcus)Milk: 30 days + 204 hrs after calving Meat: 28 days
Orbenin dry cow extra (Zoetis)CloxacillinGram positive (Staphylococcus, Streptococcus)Milk: 42 days + 96 hrs after calving Meat: 28 days
Cephaguard dry cow** (Virbac)Cefquinome (fourth-generation cephalosporin)Broad spectrumMilk: 35 days + 24 hrs after calving Meat: two days
Orbeseal (Zoetis)Teat sealant only lie, no antibiotic)0 days
  • * Prices correct as of January 2016

  • ** Using this drug should be discouraged. Please speak to your vet if you are using