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Prednisolone

Contributor(s): Louise Cox-O’Shea, Vetstream Ltd , Andrea Tarr

Introduction

Name

  • Prednisolone.

Class of drug

  • Corticosteroid.

Description

Chemical name

  • (11-beta)-11,17,21-trihydroxypregna-1,4-diene-3,20-dione.

Molecular formula

  • C21H28O5.

Physical properties

  • In combination with antibiotic drugs in intramammary tubes.

Uses

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Indications

  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Immunosuppression.
  • Anti-fibrotic.

Administration

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Precautions

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Withdrawal Period

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

Other sources of information

  • Bishop Y (2005) Ed The Veterinary Formulary. 6th edn. Pharmaceutical Press. ISBN: 0-85369-579-2.
  • Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) Product Information Database. Website: www.vmd.defra.gov.uk.
  • National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines. Website: www.noahcompendium.co.uk.

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