Pirsue (pirlimycin) - QJ51FF90


Pirlimycin hydrochloride

This document is a summary of the European Public Assessment Report. Its purpose is to explain how the assessment done by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) on the basis of the documentation provided, led to the recommendations on the conditions of use.

This document cannot replace a face-to-face discussion with your veterinarian. If you need more information about your animal’s medical condition or treatment, contact your veterinarian. If you want more information on the basis of the CVMP recommendations, read the Scientific Discussion (also part of the EPAR).

What is Pirsue?

Pirsue is an antibiotic that contains pirlimycin hydrochloride as the active substance. It is given to dairy cows by infusion into the udder via the teat canal using a pre-filled syringe.

What is Pirsue used for?

Pirsue is used in dairy cows to treat subclinical mastitis caused by specific groups of bacteria. Mastitis is an infection in the udder. Subclinical means that the infection is present but not sufficiently developed to produce clear clinical signs in the cow. Since milk is routinely checked for bacteria and other signs of infection, early stages of an udder infection in a dairy cow can easily be diagnosed. Pirsue is given into each infected teat of the udder for 8 consecutive days.

How does Pirsue work?