Value Through Innovation17 April 2014


cephapirin sodium

ToDay® treats gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria in lactating dairy cows. Using a convenient, single-day treatment, ToDAY saves producers time and money when solving problems related to mastitis.

  • Single-day treatment against pathogens that cause mastitis
  • For use in lactating dairy cows
  • Takes advantage of the Opti-Sert® tip to aid in partial insertion
  • Pail containing 144 x 10 mL syringes and 144 convenient single use alcohol pads. 
  • Cartons containing 12 x 10 mL syringes with 12 convenient single use alcohol pads.

New Studies

New studies from leading mastitis researchers have confirmed what we’ve known all along: Two treatments are as effective as five when treating mastitis.

Considering the cost of discarded milk, the dollars spent on mastitis tubes, and the crowding of your hospital pen, mastitis treatment could be costing you a lot more than it should. When it comes to mastitis treatment, two truly is equal to five.

Technical Bulletins

  • A Non-Inferiority Trial Comparing a First Generation Cephalosporin with a Third-Generation Cephalosporin in the Treatment of Non-Severe Clinical Mastitis in Dairy Cows.

  • Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations (MIC) for cephalosporin compounds on their active metabolites for selected mastitis pathogens.

  • Randomized Non-Inferiority Clinical Trial Evaluating Three Commercial Dry Cow Mastitis Preparations.


ToDAY should be administered with caution to subjects which have demonstrated some form of allergy, particularly to penicillin. Such reactions are rare; however, should they occur, consult your veterinarian.


  • Milk that has been taken from animals during treatment and for 96 hours after the last treatment must not be used for food.
  • Treated animals must not be slaughtered for food until 4 days after the last treatment.
  • Administration of more than the prescribed dose may lead to residue of antibiotic in milk longer than 96 hours.

ToDay® uses cephapirin sodium to treat susceptible gram-positive and gram-negative organisms, including penicillin-resistant Strep agalactiae and Staph aureus. It is for use in lactating dairy cows and treatment is accomplished in a single day, saving producers time and money when treating mastitis.

  • Unique Opti-Sert® tip helps prevent pushing harmful surface bacteria into the teat canal
  • Reduces the risk of new infections
  • Allows antibiotic contact with teat-canal infections
  • Provides the option of partial or full insertion with an exclusive, easy-to-use protective cap
  • Infuse a 10 mL syringe (200 mg of cephapirin activity per syringe) once the quarter has been completely milked out
  • Repeat once only in 12 hours
  • For lactating cows only
  • Milk withdrawal: 96 hours after the last treatment
  • Slaughter withdrawal: 4 days after the last treatment
  • Overdosing may lead to a longer milk withdrawal
  • Read and follow label directions.

Product Resources

Contact Information

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc.

    Cattle Division

    3902 Gene Field Road
    St. Joseph, Missouri 64506

    • Phone 866-638-2226
    • Fax 816-326-9167