Rapid CDIATM CEF kits are intended for quanlitative detection of Ceftiofur in milk.
The occurrence and detection of antibiotic residues in milk continue to be concerns for the dairy industry. Ceftiofur is a cephalosporin antibiotic with broad-spectrum activity against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria including ß-lactamase-producing bacterial strains. It inhibits bacterial cell wall synthesis in a similar fashion to other cephalosporins. Ceftiofur is used in the treatment of respiratory infections in cattle and pigs. Ceftiofur may be prescribed by veterinarians to use in a way more than enough. Antibiotic residues above the FDA-established "safe" or tolerance levels could be present. Such a test can be taken to assure the milk supply is safe.