Novartis Animal Health introduces two Vira Shield 6 combinations featuring 3-way BVD protection for cows and bulls. Vira Shield 6+L5 and Vira Shield 6+VL5 contain noncytopathic (NCP) Type 1, NCP Type 2 and cytopathic Type 1. In addition, the combinations protect against IBR, PI3, BRSV, lepto and vibro when Vira Shield 6+VL5 is used. It's recommended for use in beef heifers, cows and bulls at pre-breeding. Vira Shield 6+L5 is recommended at pregnancy check to build antibodies in the dam prior to calving.
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Guard against pinkeye
Maxi/Guard Pinkeye Bacterin, from Addison Biological Laboratory, has received single-dose label approval. Maxi/Guard's extremely low endotoxin levels provide an excellent safety record, and it's safe to use simultaneously with other gram-negative cattle vaccines. Its efficacy exceeds 92% and it's USDA approved for subcutaneous administration.
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Premises management system
As part of the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) currently in development, Global Animal Management, Inc., developed the Premises Management System. The Web-based software is a component of a system used to track whole herds and individual animals from their point of origin through their entire lifecycle. The system has received USDA approval, is a compliant premises registration system and supports the implementation of the NAIS program.
Besides enabling efficient premises registration, the entire Global Animal Management system provides states with solutions to individual animal ID, data collection, storage, analysis and reporting.
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Vaccinator flush kit
Proper cleaning of Prima Tech USA vaccinators is the purpose behind the new Prima Flush Kit. Designed to flush the vaccinator's interior and eliminate vaccinator malfunction, the kit is easy to operate. Use a tub to connect the vaccinator's inlet valve to the screw cap of the kit, which attaches to the faucet. Then increase the water pressure until the vaccinator is completely flushed.
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The Rodenator Pro Pest Elimination System by Meyer Industries targets pests and destroys their tunnels. The Rodenator injects a propane-oxygen mix into the targeted burrow, creating a high-pressure shockwave that kills the rodents and collapses their tunnels. One user with a serious gopher infestation on 20 acres of California hay ground claims 95-98% elimination of pests in one pass.
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The French company, ECM, presents ultrasound scanners for veterinary use to detect pregnancy. Agroscan L is a portable device that allows users to detect pregnancy as early as possible after insemination. It comes equipped with a linear rectal probe for determining pregnancy in cows and mares, and has a four-hour battery life before needing to be recharged.
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