Pfizer Animal Health launches Spirovac® to provide protection against Leptospira borgpetersenii serovar hardjo (hardjo-bovis), the No. 1 cause of lepto in beef cattle. Pfizer studies show herd prevalence for hardjo-bovis in U.S. beef herds averages 42%. The virus can cause early embryonic death, abortions and stillbirths.

Spirovac has a proven 12-month duration of immunity. The primary vaccination consists of two doses administered 4-6 weeks apart, subcutaneously in the neck. Annual revaccination of one dose is recommended.
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New Idea round balers

Agco's 6400 Series New Idea round balers are available in three sizes — the automatic 6464 (4 ft.×6 ft.), the 6454 (4 ft.×5 ft.) and the automatic 6465 (5 ft.×6 ft.). The 6454 and 6464 are also available in silage models. The balers are equipped with hydraulic-actuated bale wrapping and ejection that allows the operator to control bale release location. All of the balers are equipped with an extra-wide, low-profile pickup to minimize loss when gathering large or windblown windrows. The balers have adjustable bale diameters to customize desired bale size.
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3-way BVD vaccine

A new bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) vaccine from Novartis Animal Health protects against three types of BVD — noncytopathic (NCP) Type 1, NCP Type 2 and cytopathic Type 1. BVD Shield 3 provides broad-spectrum protection, and is the third vaccine from Novartis to provide three-way BVD coverage. BVD Shield 3, a ready-to-use, inactivated vaccine, can be used on any cow, bull or calf. It replaces Vira Shield 2.
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Fighting pneumonia

Merial introduces a Pasteurella pneumonia product to its line of Respishield® brand vaccines. Respishield HM delivers single-dose immunity against the two major causes of bacterial pneumonia — Mannheimia (Pasteurella) haemolytica and Pasteurella multocida — in beef cattle. Vaccine recommendations are a 2 mL sub-Q, single-dose injection, and revaccination annually or prior to increased stress. It can be used during all stages of cattle production and is an approved part of Merial's SureHealth calf preconditioning program.
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Dual or single alleyways

Moly Manufacturing introduces the Silencer dual or single alleyway. It's designed to incorporate the low-stress cattle handling features of the Silencer Hydraulic Squeeze Chute. The alleyway has adjustable widths, and utilizes high-density polyethylene side panels for noise reduction. Additional features include alley blinders, hydraulically powered combination folding rear tailgate/no-back with blinders and wireless remote, and a modular transition frame with gravity hinge gate to transition dual alley to single lane. The alleyway can also meet radio-frequency ID reader requirements.
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Cat Claw grab fork

The Cat Claw from Westendorf Mfg. is a three-dimensional grab fork that can haul hay bales, trash, silage, snow or cow manure. Powered by dual hydraulic cylinders, the Cat Claw's dual pivot points allow the claw to reach beyond the bucket, and pivot to grab material.

Dual pivot points also allow it to open wider, freeing up the bucket and allowing it to go flush against the wall when cleaning the bunker silo. The claw's massive, v-shaped curved teeth can handle unwieldy and lopsided loads.
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Improved mixer options

The 3100 series Reel Auggie and Commercial Reel Mixers from Kuhn Knight have improved auger options specifically designed for different ration applications. The grain option is designed for rations with higher grain content, and the roughage option is designed for rations with higher hay content. The mixer sizes range from 150 to 950 cu. ft. mixing capacity.
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Vaccination/management program

Novartis Animal Health introduces ImmPact, a “prevention pact for healthy cattle and healthy market relationships.” Jack Landon, Novartis bovine marketing manager, says ImmPact's goal is to provide vaccination recommendations and management practices to be employed before an animal becomes increasingly susceptible to disease. The program is divided into four points — preweaning/weaning, pregnancy check, precalving/calving, and prebreeding/turnout.
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One-man feeding trailer

Kem's Kreeper could make feeding livestock a one-man job. The Kem's Kreeper holds all the tools necessary for feeding cattle in a single, moveable trailer. It also has a larger feed capacity to reduce time spent filling smaller troughs. The makers of Kem's Kreeper are currently submitting the invention to companies for review.
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Redesigned tractors

New Holland's 69-85 PTO hp TL-A Series utility tractors feature greater visibility and more powerful engines to provide the power and torque needs for heavy-duty loader work and operation of hay tools, feed wagons and mixers. The series' three models are available in standard or deluxe configurations, 2- or 4-WD, and a flat deck or all-weather cab. Other features include a high-capacity hydraulic system and 5,745-lb., three-point lift capacity.
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