Cefotaxime (Claforan) is a third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic, which crosses the blood-brain barrier. It is often used to treat birds with serious susceptible bacterial infections in the brain, but also useful for serious infections elsewhere in the body. It has broad spectrum activity against Gram-negative bacteria, particularly against Pseudomonas spp.
Drug Form: Cefotaxime comes available as an injectable solution (10 to 300 mg/ml) given IM or IV.
Typical Dosage: 75-100 mg/kg given IM or IV.