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Ann Rech Vet. 1991;22(4):387-94.

[Pharmacokinetics of colistin sulfate administered by intravenous and intramuscular routes in the calf].

[Article in French]

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Centre national d'études vétérinaires et alimentaires, laboratoire des médicaments vétérinaires, Fougères, France.


Pharmacokinetic characteristics of an extemporaneous form of colistin sulfate in young calves were studied for a dosage of 25,000 The intravenous route (IV) is characterized by a 3-compartment model whose main parameters are: volume of distribution (1.02, body clearance (0.15 l.h-1 kg-1) and mean residence time (3.87 h). By intramuscular route (IM), a mean serum peak of 37 was reached at a mean time of 0.5 h. The mean half-time of terminal phase (6.47 h) does not differ significantly from that of the intramuscular route (4.52 h). Absolute bioavailability calculated based on 4 calves was 109 +/- 28%. Repeated IM administrations seem to be adapted to maintain a bactericidal activity and to reduce risks of toxicity and neurological disorders (25,000 every 12 h over 3d.

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