Prima Tech’s 0.3-ml adjustable bottle-mount vaccinator offers the confidence of a full stroke when injecting medicine or vaccination, plus a more comfortable feel, even when adjusted to the lower settings. Lab tests show the 0.1-, 0.2- and 0.3-mL dosages are accurate within +/-2%. The syringe also offers the quality of a precision-molded polycycholate alloy barrel and a stainless steel plunger, backed by a Prima Tech guarantee.
For more information, call 888-833-7099 or visit www.PrimaTechUSA.com.
Designed for U.S. cattle veterinarians and producers, the Novartis Cattle Vaccine Literature Library app provides fast access to over 50 product brochures, technical bulletins, journal articles and reference tools focused on cattle health management. The app also includes special “catalog sheets” for vaccines featuring product indications, use and administration instructions, efficacy data, and a technical review of each disease a vaccine is labeled to control. The free app is available at the iTunes® App Store.
For more information on Novartis Animal Health, visit www.ah.novartis.us.
Hi-Plains Systems, Inc. announces the release of their Pro Med XI desktop software, as well as iPhone and iPad apps available for purchase at the iTunes® App Store. When combined with Pro Med XI software, the IPRO.MED apps allow animal treatments to be entered on a mobile device and downloaded to a desktop computer.
Information such as lots, drugs, withdrawal dates, pens, diagnosis, and predefined treatments are set up in PRO MED XI and then downloaded to an iPad or iPhone. Using predefined treatments, drug usage can be calculated based on animal weight. Treatment reports can be printed from ProMed XI on the desktop computer, while treatment costs can be moved to any Hi-Plains Systems feedlot software program.
For more information, call 800-327-8295 or visit www.hiplainsystems.com.
Pfizer Animal Health announces two competitively priced animal health tools for producers and veterinarians. ALVERIN™ PLUS (ivermectin/clorsulon) treats and controls adult liver flukes, gastrointestinal roundworms, lungworms, cattle grubs, sucking lice and mange mites in cattle. Available in 500- and 1,000-mL plastic bottles, it has a 49-day withdrawal time. ALVERIN PLUS should not be used on female dairy cattle of breeding age, pre-ruminating calves, or calves to be processed for veal.
Meanwhile, FLUNIXAMINE® is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for use in cattle and horses. For cattle, FLUNIXAMINE (flunixin meglumine) is indicated for the control of pyrexia associated with bovine respiratory disease (BRD), endotoxemia and acute bovine mastitis. It also can be used for the control of inflammation in endotoxemia. Approved only for intravenous administration in cattle, FLUNIXAMINE is available in 100- and 250-mL glass bottles. Cattle must not be slaughtered for human consumption within four days of the last treatment, and it should not be used on bulls intended for breeding, dry dairy cows, pre-ruminating calves, or calves to be processed for veal.
For more information on either product, talk with your veterinarian, your animal health supplier or call 855-4AH-PFIZER.
Beef producers looking for convenient control of horn flies and lice now have another option from Elanco – a larger package size for StandGuard® Pour-on. A new 4.5-L size is available, along with the current 900-mL size. A single bottle in the new size can treat 450 cattle weighing less than 600 lbs., or 300 cattle greater than 600 lbs., with a single application. The 900-mL size can treat 90 cattle weighing less than 600 lbs., and 60 cattle greater than 600 lbs.
For more information, visit your animal health supplier or elanco.com.
Simplify your fencing process with the EZ Stretcher from Shaver Manufacturing Company. The 4-ft. wire spinner dispenser easily fits on a skid loader or tractor front mount and has multiple built-in independent controls for precision stretching on all sides of the fence, allowing a single operator to complete the job more quickly and with a higher-quality end result.
For more information, call 712-859-3293 or email email@example.com.
Merck Animal Health announces U.S. approval of ZUPREVO™ (tildipirosin), a macrolide antibiotic for both the treatment of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in beef and non-lactating dairy cattle, and for the control of respiratory disease in high-risk beef and dairy calves.
ZUPREVO offers prolonged concentration in lung tissue and bronchial fluids, and rapid absorption in the system, Merck says. The formula’s unique 16-membered, tribasic molecular structure inhibits protein synthesis at the ribosomal level, allowing for effective, bacteriostatic and bactericidal activity.
ZUPREVO is indicated for the treatment of BRD associated with Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida and Histophilus somni, as well as control of respiratory disease in cattle commonly associated with these bacterial pathogens. Merck says tildipirosin boasts the lowest single-dose volume of any BRD treatment available – 1 mL/cwt. of bodyweight, subcutaneously, with a maximum injection volume of 10 mL/injection site, meaning fewer injections in large animals. In addition, ZUPREVO features a 21-day withdrawal period, is highly soluble and easy to inject, even in cold temperatures.
For more information, visit www.usa.zuprevo-cattle.com or a local Merck Animal Health representative.