Revalor®-200 for feedlot heifers
Intervet's Revalor®-200 receives FDA approval as a growth-promoting implant for heifers as well as steers. Revalor-200 (200 mg. trenbolone acetate/20 mg. estradiol) increases the rate of weight gain and improves feed efficiency in a slow-release delivery system for steers and heifers fed in confinement for slaughter.
“The option of using Revalor®-200 as the terminal implant in heavy heifers provides a useful tool to feedlots for a specific market segment,” says Paul Koffman, Intervet market manager for performance-enhancing products. “Revalor-200 is best utilized in single-implant yearling heifers fed less than 130 days or as the terminal implant in a re-implant program where maximum performance is the goal. Similar to any high-dose implant product, quality grade may be reduced.”
A recent performance trial comparing the implant with other terminal and intermediate-dose implants found that Revalor-200-implanted heifers delivered better carcass-adjusted performance in terms of higher average daily gain and better feed efficiency than other implants, but they produced the fewest Choice and Prime carcasses.
Approval of Revalor-200 for use in heifers rounds out the complete family of Revalor® and Finaplix® implants designed to fit virtually any possible feeding, gender or performance scenario, Koffman says.
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