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VETRANAL®, analytical standard

3-[(2-Furylcarbonyl)thio]methyl]-7-[2-(2-amino-4-thiazolyl)-2-(methoxyiminoacetamido)-3-cephem-4-carboxylic acid
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analytical standard

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product line


shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label


HPLC: suitable
gas chromatography (GC): suitable


forensics and toxicology
pharmaceutical (small molecule)



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General description

Ceftiofur is a third-generation cephalosporin antibiotic, which is commonly used in veterinary medicine for the treatment of respiratory diseases and bacterial infections in farm animals.


Refer to the product′s Certificate of Analysis for more information on a suitable instrument technique. Contact Technical Service for further support.
Ceftiofur has been used as an analytical reference standard for the determination of the analyte in:
  • Milk samples using receptor binding assays such as Betastar Combo, SNAP, and Twinsensor tests.
  • Environmental water samples using capillary electrophoresis.

Legal Information

VETRANAL is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Chemie GmbH

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids



Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

  1. Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?

    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

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    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

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  4. What is the Department of Transportation shipping information for this product?

    Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS.To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product. 

  5. Can I store stock solutions of Product 34001, Ceftiofur?

    One publication cites storage of 1 mg/mL stock solutions of Product 34001, Ceftiofur, at -70 °C in methanol for 1 month.  De Baere, S., et al., High-performance liquid chromatographic-UV detection analysis of ceftiofur and its active metabolite desfuroylceftiofur in horse plasma and synovial fluid after regional intravenous perfusion and systemic intravenous injection of ceftiofur sodium.  Analytica Chimica Acta, 512 (1), 75-84 (2004).

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Improving the sensitivity of the determination of ceftiofur by capillary electrophoresis in environmental water samples: In-line solid phase extraction and sample stacking techniques.
Puig P, et al.
Analytica Chimica Acta, 587(2), 208-215 (2007)
Determination of ceftiofur and its metabolite desfuroylceftiofur in bovine serum and milk by ion-paired liquid chromatography.
Tyczkowska LK, et al.
Journal of Chromatography. B, Biomedical Sciences and Applications, 614(1), 123-134 (1993)
Rex E Hornish et al.
Current topics in medicinal chemistry, 2(7), 717-731 (2002-06-08)
Cephalosporins are an important class of antibacterial agents in use today for both humans and animals. Four generations of cephalosporins have evolved, all of which contain the beta-lactam sub-structure first found in penicillin. The range of cephalosporins available for use
Tate B Morris et al.
Frontiers in veterinary science, 7, 284-284 (2020-06-26)
The nociceptive blockade of locoregional anesthesia prior to surgical stimulation can decrease anesthetic agent requirement and thereby potential dose-dependent side effects. The use of an ipsilateral second and third cervical spinal nerve locoregional anesthetic block for prosthetic laryngoplasty in the
Céline Ster et al.
Veterinary research, 48(1), 56-56 (2017-09-25)
Staphylococcus aureus intramammary infections (IMIs) have low cure rates using standard antibiotic treatment and increasing the duration of treatment usually improves therapeutic success. Chronic IMIs are thought to be caused by bacteria presenting a specific virulence phenotype that includes the

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