Longer-acting antibiotic

Tetradure 300 (oxytetracycline) Injection is a longer-acting prescription antibiotic from Merial. Labeled for cattle at high risk of bovine respiratory disease associated with Mannheimia (Pasteurella) haemolytica, the product provides therapeutic blood levels of the active ingredient for 7-8 days, compared with 2-4 days for other popular antibiotics.

Administered to more than 1 million cattle in Canada since 1998, its lower dosage rate of 9-13.6 mg./lb. of bodyweight provides broad-spectrum control of all major causes of BRD, as well as effective control of pinkeye and footrot. Available from veterinarians and labeled for use in beef, non-lactating dairy cattle and dairy calves, it can be administered SubQ, IM or by IV and requires no refrigeration or mixing.
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Utility Vehicle

Polaris' Ranger TM utility features an 18-hp, air-cooled, overhead valve engine. With a manually controlled lockable rear differential, an automotive-type receiver hitch and an 8-gal. fuel capacity, the Ranger TM can pull loads and implements up to 1,000 lbs., while boastings a payload capacity of 1,250 lbs. and more than 18 cu. ft. of carrying capacity.
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Fly Management

“Effective Fly Management” is an AMVAC Chemical Corporation management guide to assist cattlemen in controlling flies around confinement areas. The guide provides general fly biology, monitoring and prevention information and provides control options livestock producers can use in integrated pest management.
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Manure Spreader

Unverferth® Manufacturing's Model 6600 Better-Built® liquid manure spreader is available in both vacuum and slurry models and features a 6,600-gal. capacity and tri-axle, 6-wheel steerable undercarriage for enhanced operator control. Both vacuum and slurry models are available in PTO or hydraulic drive and can be fitted with width-adjustable 3- to 6-row injection units that attach directly to the tank frame.
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CAFO Video

The video, “Environmental Management Guide For Feedlots And Dairies,” explains all the important aspects of EPA's confined animal feeding operation (CAFO) environmental regulations. Hosted by humorist Baxter Black, the video describes how new CAFO regulations impact individual operations, and what is needed for regulatory compliance. The video applies to smaller, non-regulated animal feeding operations, with segments on manure and storm-water management, land application and record-keeping issues. For more info or to preview the video, visit www.brinkinc.biz.
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Lice Control

Pro Brands, Ltd., introduces Provomec Pour-On (ivermectin) for cattle. Provomec is part of the Veterinarians Rx line of animal health products and boasts the best lice control guarantee on the market. The product will only be available through practicing veterinarians.
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BQA-Friendly 4-Way

Novartis Animal Vaccines, Inc. has received USDA license for Arsenal 4.1, a 4-way modified live vaccine for use in open beef and dairy cattle. Designed as an aid in preventing bovine virus diarrhea (BVD) Types 1 and 2, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis, parainfluenza Type 3 and bovine respiratory syncytial virus, Arsenal 4.1 protects weaned calves against a broad spectrum of BVD viral strains, including the noncytopathic 1b strain. Available in 10- and 50-dose bottles, Arsenal 4.1 carries a subcutaneous-only label, and complements health programs supporting Beef Quality Assurance guidelines.
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Injectible Penicillin

Hanford Pharmaceuticals introduces G. Ultrapen (sterile penicillin G procaine), a new brand of injectible penicillin. Available in 100-, 250- and 500-ml package sizes, Ultrapen's trademarked suspension process improves its shelf life by 50% or up to three years.
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