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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 2344-2351

Pharmacokinetics of Marbofloxacin Following Single and Repeated Dose Intravenous Administration in Broiler Chickens
H. B.  Patel*, U. D. Patel , C. M. Modi  and  D. H.  Bhadarka
Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh-362001, India
*Corresponding author

Marbofloxacin is a third generation fluorinated quinolone, exclusively used in veterinary medicine. The dosage regimen of drugs can be optimized by their pharmacokinetic studies. Pharmacokinetics of marbofloxacin after repeated intravenous (i.v.) administration was not reported earlier in any veterinary species. Hence, present study was planned to investigate the pharmacokinetics of marbofloxacin following single (5 mg/kg) and repeated dose (5 mg/kg, for 5 days) i.v. administration in broiler chickens. Following i.v. administration of marbofloxacin, the mean values of elimination half-life (t1/2β) (single dose: 5.55 ± 0.67; repeated dose: 5.12 ± 0.25 h), volume of distribution at pseudo equilibrium Vd(area)(single dose:1.49 ± 0.12; repeated dose: 1.37 ± 0.08 L/kg) and area under curve (AUC) (single dose: 26.80 ± 2.08; repeated dose: 27.60 ± 2.57 µg.h/mL) were found in the present study. Significant difference in total body clearance (ClB) and mean residence time (MRT) were not observed after single or repeated dose i.v. administration. The mean ratio of K12 / K21 was significantly (p < 0.01) higher after repeated i.v. administration compare to single dose. The plasma drug concentration greater than 0.10 ± 0.02 and 0.15 ± 0.03 mg/mL (therapeutically effective concentration) were maintained up to 24 h after single and repeated drug administration, respectively. Marbofloxacin following single and repeated dose i.v. administration (5 mg/kg) showed favorable pharmacokinetic profiles in chickens.

Keywords: Marbofloxacin, Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Single and repeated dose,I.V. administration, Broiler chickens,HPLC with UV detector

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Patel, H. B.,   U. D. Patel , C. M. Modi  and Bhadarka, D. H. 2018. Pharmacokinetics of Marbofloxacin Following Single and Repeated Dose Intravenous Administration in Broiler Chickens.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 2344-2351. doi:
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