LONGRANGE™ extended-release deworming product has received FDA approval. LONGRANGE is the first product to offer parasite control up to 100-150 days, depending on the parasite, which breaks the parasite lifecycle.
LONGRANGE achieves extended control with unique technology. When the product is injected subcutaneously, it provides immediate parasite control, just like conventional dewormers. Beginning about 70 days after injection, however, the technology releases a second dose of eprinomectin to provide a second round of control.
LONGRANGE is a prescription drug and is approved for almost all classes of beef cattle except breeding bulls, fed cattle and cattle under intensive grazing management, defined as 50,000 lbs./acre and moved every four days or less. It’s safe to use in pregnant and lactating cows and in calves. However, since a withdrawal time hasn’t been established for pre-ruminating calves, it shouldn’t be used in veal calves. Withdrawal time for other classes of beef cattle is 48 days. The suggested dose is 1 ml/110 lbs. of body weight, meaning a 550-lb. calf would get 5 ml injected subcutaneously in front of the shoulder.
Merial says the product controls eight economically important parasites, including internal parasites such as ostertagia, cooperia and haemonchus, along with lungworms and grubs, and external parasites such as mites.
The product should be administered only in polypropylene syringes, as it’s incompatible with polycarbonate. Merial will provide an automatic syringe with larger bottles (250 and 500 ml). Producers using the 50-ml bottle are encouraged to use single-dose, disposable polypropylene syringes.
For more information, visit www.theLONGRANGElook.com.
To enhance feeding efficiency with real-time, accurate data, Avery Weigh-Tronix created Feed Foreman Ration Management Software. Feed Foreman allows producers to calculate true feed costs and make daily feeding adjustments based on percentage or head count. This saves time and money by minimizing costly errors, while ensuring high accuracy of the prescribed ration.
The system consists of two components: Feed Foreman software for the company’s user-friendly Model 3060 touch-screen indicator, in addition to Feed Foreman PC software that can be conveniently loaded on operators’ computers. Combined with Avery Weigh-Tronix’s XLR-12 Remote display, the Feed Foreman system is ideal for use as a mid-range feed management system for any size of operation.
For more information on the Feed Foreman software, visit www.agscales.com.
EXCEDE® (ceftiofur crystalline free acid) Sterile Suspension from Pfizer Animal Health is now available in a 250-mL vial. EXCEDE provides seven days of antimicrobial therapy for bovine respiratory disease (BRD) and foot rot in a single dose. In addition to reducing the total number of treatments needed and minimizing labor and treatment costs, EXCEDE is also effective against three major bacterial pathogens commonly associated with BRD – Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida and Histophilus somni – and two primary foot rot-causing bacteria, Fusobacterium necrophorum and Porphyromonas levii.
For more information, visit www.pfizeranimalhealth.com.
The expiration date on Norbrook’s portfolio of Noromectin® 1% injection and Noromectin® PLUS Injection dewormers has been extended from 24 months to 36 months.
Noromectin® PLUS Injectable ivermectin + clorsulon is a parasiticide for the effective treatment of a wide range of internal and external parasites of beef and non-lactating dairy cattle. Noromectin® 1% Injectable ivermectin is a parasiticide for the effective treatment of a wide range of internal and external parasites of beef cattle, non-lactating dairy cattle and swine.
For more information, call 866-591-5777 or visit www.norbrookinc.com.
Angus producers can look forward to cost savings when using the Pfizer® 50K genomic testing program. Now available at $75/test, the DNA analysis still includes parentage testing as a no-cost benefit. Research scientists are finalizing implementation of the 50K recalibration for release in early 2013.
For more details, visit www.angus.org/AGI.
Form-A-Feed introduces the PerFourMax product line for young dairy and beef calves. PerFourMax incorporates four areas of nutrition for young calves: milk replacers, calf feeds, heifer feeds and dairy-beef feeds. Products in the PerFourMax product line provide Stealth 5™, which has shown to promote healthier and heavier pre-weaned calves. PerFourMax products are widely available in the Upper Midwest and at Form-A-Feed Joint Ventures throughout the U.S.
For more information, contact Al Schochenmaier at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.formafeed.com.