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Doses - CEFAZOLIN SODIUM

Dogs:

For susceptible infections:
a) 20 - 25 mg/kg IM, IV q6-8h (Vaden and Papich 1995)
b) 10 - 30 mg/kg IM, IV or SQ (Riviere 1989)
c) 11 - 33 mg/kg IV q8h; 22 - 33 mg/kg IM or SQ q8h (Aronson and Aucoin 1989)
For surgical prophylaxis (soft-tissue):
a) 20 mg/kg IV before and then every 2.5 hours during surgery (Rosin et al. 1988)

Cats:

For susceptible infections:
a) 20 - 25 mg/kg IM, IV q6-8h (Vaden and Papich 1995)
b) 10 - 30 mg/kg IM, IV or SQ (Riviere 1989)
c) 11 - 33 mg/kg IV q8h; 22 - 33 mg/kg IM or SQ q8h (Aronson and Aucoin 1989)

Horses:

For susceptible infections:
a) Respiratory tract: 11 mg/kg IV or IM q12h (Beech 1987a)
b) 11 mg/kg IV or IM qid (Robinson 1987)
c) Foals: 20 mg/kg IV q8-12h (Caprile and Short 1987)
Dosage Forms/Preparations/FDA Approval Status - Veterinary-Approved Products: None

Human-Approved Products:

Cefazolin Sodium Powder for Injection 250 mg (of cefazolin), 500 mg, 1, 5, 10, & 20g; Ancef®(SKF); Kefzol® (Lilly); Zolicef® (Apothecon);Cefazolin Sodium® (Apothecon). (Rx)
Cefazolin Sodium for Injection (IV infusion) 500 mg in 5% Dextrose in Water (of cefazolin), 1g in 5% Dextrose in Water, 1 g in 10 ml vials; Ancef® (SKB), Kefzol® (Lilly); (Rx)