Zoetis Launches DRAXXIN® 25 for BRD in Small Calves

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Zoetis announced the launch of DRAXXIN® 25 (tulathromycin injection) Injectable Solution, a lower concentration of DRAXXIN® (tulathromycin) Injectable Solution, to treat bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in suckling, dairy and veal calves. Just like the current concentration of DRAXXIN, DRAXXIN 25 offers broad-spectrum coverage against the major causes of BRD, including Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida, Histophilus somni and Mycoplasma bovis. However, …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Beef, Calves, Dairy

AgriLabs® Announces Next Generation Colostrx®

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Successful beef and dairy producers know that a big threat to newborn calves is failure of passive transfer (FPT) of immunity. Basically, it’s when calves don’t get enough natural disease protection passed to them from the dam. That’s why AgriLabs is introducing the newly reformulated, USDA-licensed Colostrx®, a colostrum replacer and supplement designed to ensure calves receive valuable immunity and …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Calves, Nutrition

BIVI Swine Vaccine Available in a 50-dose Presentation

Jamie Johansen

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) makes it easier for producers and veterinarians to vaccinate pigs against porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae with a single injection of FLEXcombo®. FLEXcombo®, a member of the FLEX Family™ of vaccines, is now available in a 50-dose presentation, in addition to a 250-dose presentation, giving producers and veterinarians a choice of sizes …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Swine, Vaccine

Fostera PRRS Licensed to Help Protect Whole Herd

Jamie Johansen

Fostera® PRRS, from Zoetis, is now licensed for whole herd protection against both the respiratory and reproductive forms of disease caused by porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus. The new reproductive claim, recently granted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), allows for vaccination of sows and gilts pre-breeding to help provide protection against the reproductive form of the …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, PRRS, Swine

Elanco Acquires Novartis Animal Health

Jamie Johansen

Elanco announced it has finalized the acquisition of Novartis Animal Health, creating a new global leader in animal health focused on delivering increased value and innovation to the industry. The acquisition, announced in April, follows Elanco’s purchase of Lohmann Animal Health earlier in 2014. Both strategic investments position the company to offer a more diversified product offering and capabilities to …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Elanco, Novartis

NFU Calls for Ban on Imports from FMD Areas

John Davis

The National Farmers Union wants the U.S. to stop importing meat from areas with Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). This news release says the group has submitted comments to the federal government asking that it not allow meat to come in from Northern Argentina and Uruguay because of ongoing concerns with FMD. “Livestock health is critical to production agriculture and …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Disease, International, NFU

BIVI Investing in Iowa

Cindy Zimmerman

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) is investing more than $110 million in its facilities in Fort Dodge and Ames over the next four years, according to the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA). BIVI is a world leader in biological and pharmaceutical products for cattle, swine, horses and pets. “These investments in our Fort Dodge and Ames locations support and fuel …

Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Livestock, Poultry

Advanced Animal Diagnostics Expands Team

Jamie Johansen

Advanced Animal Diagnostics (AAD) adds Rick Rectenwald to its team as manufacturing operations/customer service manager and Darlene Duarte as sales representative for California and Arizona. Rectenwald will help AAD maintain the highest level of quality and customer satisfaction as the company delivers diagnostic solutions to livestock producers across North America. Drawing on deep operations experience, he will administer systems to …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Company Announcement

Pork Board Provides Update on PEDv

Jamie Johansen

During the 2014 National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual meeting, Taylor spoke with Dr. Lisa Becton, Director of Swine Health, Information & Research for the National Pork Board, about PEDv and it’s impact on the U.S. swine industry. They also discuss the research currently being conducting to combat this epidemic. “It’s been a very challenging few months. PEDv was first …

Ag Group, Animal Health, Audio, NAFB, Pork, Pork Checkoff, Swine

BRI Celebrates 15 Years in Animal Nutrition

Jamie Johansen

2014 marks 15 years in business for BioResource International, Inc. (BRI), a global biotechnology company specializing in the research, development and manufacture of high-performance enzyme feed additives for animal nutrition. The company attributes its continued success to the growing demand for its market-leading protease enzyme (Versazyme®), the launch of a new enzyme feed additive (XylamaxTM) and expansion into new markets. …

Agribusiness, Animal Health, Feed, Nutrition