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Merck Animal Health receives FDA approval for new cattle antibiotic

Prescription antimicrobial treats major organisms associated with bovine respiratory disease, foot rot and pinkeye.

March 4, 2022

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Merck Animal Health has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of AROVYN (tulathromycin injection) – a broad-spectrum, prescription antibiotic that treats the major organisms associated with bovine respiratory disease, foot rot and pinkeye.

"Merck Animal Health is pleased to add AROVYN to our comprehensive, trusted portfolio of cattle antimicrobials. AROVYN gives veterinarians a new option when prescribing tulathromycin – which is proven to help treat some of the most common and costly cattle disease challenges," says David Sjeklocha, D.V.M., technical services manager, Merck Animal Health. "While adhering to vaccination protocols can certainly help keep animals healthy, some animals still will get sick. New AROVYN is for those situations requiring early diagnosis and an effective treatment program, so animals can recover quickly."

In beef and non-lactating dairy cattle, AROVYN is indicated for the treatment of BRD and control of respiratory disease in animals at high risk of developing BRD associated with Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida, Histophilus somni and Mycoplasma bovis. It also is approved for treatment of pinkeye or infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis associated with Moraxella bovis, plus treatment of foot rot associated with Fusobacterium and Porphyromonas levii. In suckling calves, dairy calves and veal calves, AROVYN is indicated for treatment of BRD associated with M. haemolytica, P. multocida, H. somni and M. bovis

"Our commitment to continuously improve the health and well-being of cattle is the driving force behind our work to bring new vaccines, diagnostic technologies and antimicrobials to market," says Sjeklocha. "In the past 18 months to help our customers better manage BRD, Merck Animal Health has introduced two innovative diagnostic technologies WHISPER ON ARRIVAL and SenseHub Feedlot, a first-of-its-kind intranasal vaccine BOVILIS NASALGEN 3-PMH and now AROVYN, an antimicrobial important in many cattle treatment protocols."

AROVYN – a prescription antibiotic for cattle and swine – will be available from or on the order of a licensed veterinarian starting in May 2022 and will come in 100-, 250- and 500-mL vials.

Source: Merck Animal Health, which is solely responsible for the information provided, and wholly owns the information. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.


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