Baytril® (enrofloxacin) Antibacterial
Designed for the management of bacterial pathogens in dogs, Baytril
® is a broad-spectrum fluoroquinolone. Available in an
injectable solution at 2.27% and tablet form.
Baytril (enrofloxacin) in urinary tract infections
Baytril has a broad spectrum of action which covers both Gram-negative and some Gram-positive
bacteria. Baytril exhibits rapid bactericidal action in the urinary tract.
Baytril concentrates in the urine via renal excretion, glomerular filtration and active
tubular secretion. It also penetrates and reaches several times the serum concentration in
the prostate, the mucosal epithelium and the inflamed tissues.2
Baytril displays excellent renal tolerance and allows effective management of acute or chronic
infections of the genito-urinary tract including the prostate.2
Baytril in respiratory infections
Baytril irreversibly inhibits bacterial gyrase, a key enzyme in bacterial replication,
resulting in rapid destruction of the pathogens. Baytril concentrates in tissues, fluids and
phagocytic cells of the respiratory system. Its potent bactericidal effect is achieved even at
Baytril attains excellent therapeutic concentrations in pulmonary and bronchial tissues,
secretions and phagocytic cells. These properties are of great value in the treatment of
conditions such as acute and chronic respiratory infections like bronchitis and pneumonia,
where the penetration of the antibacterial agent makes the difference in the speed of control
of the infections.3,4
Baytril for dermal infections
Baytril concentrates in inflamed tissue providing high drug levels at the site of infection.
It is an excellent antibacterial agent, effective against: Staphylococcus intermedius,
Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
Baytril Taste Tabs
- Baytril (enrofloxacin) Taste Tabs make medicating pets more convenient than ever.
Baytril Taste Tabs. The first veterinary antimicrobial tablets with flavor enhancement
— allows for self-take or conventional dosing (pilling) options.
A palatable, flavored tablet simplifies therapy, helping ensure that the patient receives
the prescribed course of Baytril therapy.
- Available in convenient tablet sizes:
Baytril is well tolerated by the patient. In clinical studies less
than 1% of dogs vomited when treated with Baytril at 5mg/kg. In rare
instances, use of this product has been associated with retinal toxicity
in cats. Baytril is contraindicated in the rapid growth phase of dogs.
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- Osborne CA, Stevens JB: Urinalysis: A Clinical Guide to Compassionate Patient Care, p. 196, 1999.
- King LG, Boothe DM: Bacterial Infections of the Respiratory Tract
in Dogs and Cats. Bacterial Infections of the Respiratory Tract,
Veterinary Learning Systems, p. 68, 1997.
- Boothe DM, Boeckh A, Wilkie S, Boothe H: Antimicrobial movement
into Tissues: The impact of Antimicrobial Accumulation by Phagocytes.
Third International Veterinary Symposium on Fluoroquinolones
Proceedings, p. 30, 1999.