Cephalosporins Banned in Semen Extenders

US - The AASV recently received some questions regarding the impact of the recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) order restricting the extra-label use of cephalosporins in food producing animals on the drug use in semen extenders.
calendar icon 27 April 2012
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While acknowledging that this practice constitutes 'negligible risk', the FDA has determined that such application constitutes an extra-label use and is not exempt from the order banning such use.

Therefore, the use of semen extenders containing cephalosporin is illegal.

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