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Beyond the Bale : September 2016
NO OTHER POUR-ON PROTECTS AGAINST FLY AND LICE LIKE AVENGE Around the farm the last thing you need is another job to do. Avenge Pour-On now provides up to 10 weeks protection against flystrike off-shears. With 100% knockdown, rainfast and 4 week residual killing power against lice*, Avenge will now do two jobs for you and do it right! Visit www.avenge.com.au for more information or call 1800 283 643. Avenge® is a registered trademark of the Bayer Group. * when applied within 24 hours of shearing. PAIN RELIEF PRODUCT UPDATE TRI-SOLFEN Tri-Solfen, from Bayer, is a local anaesthetic and antiseptic gel spray for use on lambs to provide pain relief following mulesing. Sales commenced in the 2006 season, with a large uptake so that three quarters of Merinos that are mulesed are now being treated. An application is currently with the APVMA for registration for sheep castration and tail docking; approval is expected later this year. Tri Solfen was rescheduled from an S4 (veterinary only) drug to an S5 drug in 2014, meaning it is now sold ‘over the counter’ and is available at rural merchandise outlets. Its active ingredients are Lignocaine, Bupivicaine, Adrenaline Cetrimide. Its meat withholding period and ESI are 90 days but there is work being done to reduce this. BUCCALGESIC® Meloxicam product Buccalgesic®, from Troy Laboratories, was released in August 2016 for castration and tail docking. APVMA registration for mulesing is likely in coming months. The NSAID exerts anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic effects. Developed in collaboration with AWI and MLA, the product is a prescription only (S4) drug that is delivered without a needle, thereby reducing potential OH&S issues for operators and eliminating any potential skin and muscle damage to the sheep. It is a viscous liquid administered between the inside of the cheek and molar teeth of sheep from where it is absorbed into the blood stream. The buccal formulation is sticky so after application (using a modified drench gun) it adheres to the mucous membrane of the mouth. It is also stained to ensure that double dosing does not occur. Its meat withholding period and ESI are 10 days. METACAM® 20 Metacam® 20, from Boehringer Ingelheim, is another Meloxicam product for the alleviation of pain and inflammation in sheep, cattle, pigs and horses. It was approved by the APVMA in April 2016. A single dose of Metacam® 20 can be used in sheep and lambs 14 days of age or older. Available now through veterinarians, it is prescription only (S4) with an active ingredient of 20 mg/mL of Meloxicam. It is approved for administration only by subcutaneous injection high on the neck behind the ear. Its meat withholding period and ESI is 11 days. MORE INFORMATION www.wool.com/flystrikeRnDupdate There has been large scale adoption of post-operative pain relief (Tri-Solfen) during the past ten years. New pre-operative products Buccalgesic® and Metacam® 20 have been released in 2016. ON FARM 37
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