Merial has combined a radio-frequency ID (RFID) tag and tissue-collection device for use with the Igenity® profile. Producers can now collect tissue samples and apply an RFID tag, which can be read with any standard RFID reader, in one step.
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Easy implant device

Vetlife's Component EZ Gun is a direct-drive implant device designed to be user-friendly, even for first-time users. With fewer moving parts, the Component EZ Gun can be used with Component® with Tylan® implant products, with the exception of Component TE 200 with Tylan.
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Bottle mount vaccinator

Prima Marc from Prima Tech features a rear-mounted bottle mount vaccinator (BMV) that allows attachment of the vaccine bottle directly to the syringe, eliminating the line feed. The injection-site marking syringe also features a new adjustment thumbscrew to allow accurate marking of the injection site within 2 in.
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Expanded PVP program

Micro Beef Technologies expands its current USDA-approved, process-verified program (PVP) to Micro PVP. The expansion allows ranches, markets and feedyards to more easily age-verify cattle for export markets, as well as benefit from the new “Born in USA” and “Born and Raised in USA” claims.

In addition to onsite audits, ranchers can elect to submit calving records and participate in phone audits to verify age records, or tag animals at a secondary location such as a livestock market or feedyard. For feedyards, backgrounders and markets, Micro PVP has been modified to allow cattle from other USDA-approved PVP and QSA programs to be age-verified upon arrival and eligible for export programs. Feedyards can accept cattle from virtually any ranch that's maintained appropriate calving records.
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Loading chute

Moly Mfg.'s loading chute is powered hydraulically and adjusts from 10 in. to 58 in. with the loading platform remaining horizontal at all times. Hydraulics include a mechanical backup for safety. Optional accessories include scales for inventory management and reader panels for electronic ID tags.
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SureHealth® enhancements

A number of Novartis Animal Health products are now options in the Merial® SureHealth® calf preconditioning program. Some qualifying Novartis vaccines include: Vira Shield® 6, Vira Shield® 6+l5 HB, Arsenal® 4.1 and Clostri Shield® 7.
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Bale spear

Worksaver offers integrated-frame bale spears for John Deere loader models. The spears feature an all-welded frame with quick-attach brackets for the Deere 300-700 series loaders. All models are equipped with bolt-in forged spears and offer single, dual or triple spears with ratings from 2,200-4,000 lbs. Single and dual spears offer a useable length of 42 in., while the triple-spear models offer 26- and 42-in. useable lengths.
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BVD testing

BioTracking LLC now tests for bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) in its Moscow, ID laboratory. An additional option to the company's pregnancy test, BioPryn®, the cost of the BVD-specific test is $3.65/sample. Producers can take ear-notch or blood-serum samples.
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Disinfectant/sanitizer

EfferSan, available from Activon, Inc., has received EPA acceptance as a disinfectant. This multi-purpose sanitizing tablet is designed for use in cattle-breeding facilities and calving barns. It contains hypocholorus acid, which penetrates cell walls and deactivates an organism's primary energy-producing functions. When dissolved in water, it creates a mild, skin-friendly solution that destroys a broad range of bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella enterica.
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Mineral additive

Alltech's EconomaseE® significantly reduces the level of antioxidant vitamins needed in animal diets. Discovered while studying Nutrigenomics via DNA microarray, scientists were able to identify beneficial gene expression events in pathways associated with oxidative damage, metabolic stress and macromolecular repair mechanisms.
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Digital scale indicators

Digi-Star LLC introduces two scale indicators, the SW4600EID and SW300. Both carry a three-year warranty and 24/7 technical support.

The SW4600EID model features an alphanumeric keypad for entering visual and premises ID, group/pen numbers, multiple code fields and Quick Data Notes. It's compatible with all major brands of electronic ID readers, including Bluetooth wireless, and exports data in the .csv format.

The SW300 model features an internal battery that provides 50+ hours of service, “Lock On” weight display, easy calibration and menu setup, and is compatible with all Digi-Star load-cell systems.
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Pest control tool

Nuvan® Prostrips® from Amvac Chemical Corporation provide up to four months of control for flies, moths, mosquitoes, gnats, cockroaches, silverfish, spiders, beetles, earwigs and other insect pests. The strips utilize controlled-release technology to slowly diffuse a deep penetrating vapor in enclosed spaces. It contains dichlorvos and is available in 16- and 65-gm sizes.
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Concentrated pest control

Tempo® SC Ultra Pest Control Concentrate (11.8% beta-cyfluthrin) from Bayer Animal Health is now available in a 32-mL bottle. This fifth-generation pyrethroid insecticide has been effective on more than 60 different pests and can be used in barns and horse stables to control crawling, flying and wood-infecting pests.
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Multi-species larvae control

Neporex® 2SG from Novartis Animal Health is a multi-species fly larvae control option for horse, pig, cattle and poultry operations. Sold in a granular formulation applied dry or mixed with water, it stops house- and stable-fly larvae from growing.
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