Greenfield, Indiana — A new 12-mL, two-stage activated syringe is now available for producers and veterinarians. The Sekurus syringe , developed and manufactured by Simcro™ Animal Health Delivery Systems, is a patented technology with self-tenting and needle-guard features. The syringe reduces the chance of self injection and withstands the most challenging environments at feedyards and stocker operations.
Here’s how the syringe works: To be activated, the trigger must be pulled and then the syringe be pushed against the animal. Both actions must be performed for the product to be administered. The syringe also is precise, receiving an accuracy rating of more than 97 percent. The self-tenting feature ensures operators’ hands are clear from the injection-site area, while administering a subcutaneous injection. The needle guard provides extra insurance against accidental punctures. For more information, visit the Simcro website.
Remember, if an exposure does occur, help is available. Elanco provides information to customers about all of its products, including Micotil® (tilmicosin injection) through both the customer service line (1-800-428-4441) and website (www.elanco.us). The Micotil product label also provides a phone number that connects callers directly to the Rocky Mountain Poison Control Center. Elanco has several safe handling and use education tools for you to use with your clients, including a demonstration video, bilingual administration poster and dispensing information pad — contact your Elanco sales representative for more information.
If you have any questions regarding the syringe, proper administration procedures or would like to request safe handling and use materials, please contact your Elanco sales representative or call 1-800-428-4441.
Important Safety Information
See label for complete use information, including boxed human warnings and non-target species safety information. Micotil is to be used by, or on the order of, a licensed veterinarian. For cattle or sheep, inject subcutaneously. Intravenous use in cattle or sheep will be fatal. Do not use in automatically powered syringes. Always use proper drug handling procedures to avoid accidental self-injection. Consult your veterinarian on the safe handling and use of all injectable products prior to administration. Do not use in female dairy cattle 20 months of age or older. Use in lactating dairy cattle or sheep may cause milk residues. The following adverse reactions have been reported: in cattle: injection site swelling and inflammation, lameness, collapse, anaphylaxis/anaphylactoid reactions, decreased food and water consumption, and death; in sheep: dyspnea and death. Micotil has a pre-slaughter withdrawal time of 42 days.