Bayer Animal Health Offers Complete Line of Defense to Keep Cattle in Peak Performance this WinterFri, 17 Nov 2017 12:39:49 CST
Now is the time when cattle producers should consider reviewing their herd health options, to ensure their livestock is and stays in peak physical condition to ride out the winter months. Bayer Animal Health has always been a reliable partner in which producers can turn to for their herd health needs. The company has added some new products to their already robust and well-reputed line of antibiotics and vaccines designed to give cattle the boost they need when afflicted to overcome and continue to grow and perform at their best. Dr. Jim Sears, senior technical services veterinarian with BAH, spoke recently with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Associate Farm Director Carson Horn about a few of these new products and how they can help defend your cattle from sickness and pestilence this season. Listen to their complete conversation, recorded during the National Association of Farm Broadcasters Convention in Kansas City this past week, by clicking or tapping the LISTEN BAR below at the bottom of the page.
“This is the time of year when you need to be thinking about lice in cattle,” Sears said. “As the weather gets cooler, that’s when they really start to replicate and get crazy.”
For this problem, Sears recommends Clean-Up II, a very safe, pourable lice control product for cattle. Sears says the formula is unique in that with just one application, it can rid the host animal of both adult lice and their eggs, eliminating the need to re-pour a second time in a short time period.
If you require a broader range of coverage, though, perhaps Bayer’s new Cydectin product is what you need. An excellent multipurpose product in the class known as, Indecticides, Sears says this product targets parasites both internally and externally.
“The antibiotic we have is Baytril100 - which has been our flagship product for many years for us for BRD in cattle,” he said, offering solutions for BRD symptoms. “Still, an excellent product and again, this is the time of year calves are prone to get sick with pneumonia or Bovine Respiratory Disease.”
In addition to this, Bayer’s new product Zelnate also offers BRD protection without adding to antibiotic pressure.
“Our tagline is, it’s not an antibiotic, it’s not a vaccine - it’s distinct from both of those,” Sears explained. “It is an immune stimulant product, but it helps the innate or natural immune part, which is the first line of defense in the immune system.”
Treating cattle that show early signs of BRD or pneumonia with these products, has consistently reduced sickness and even death loss in cattle.
Sears advises producers to be vigilant for signs of disease in their herds and to treat as soon as sick cattle are detected. He also suggests working closely with your veterinarian to ensure your herd health program is up to speed.
For more information on these products, check out Bayer's website.
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