Pfizer Animal Health announces FDA approval of A180™, an antimicrobial treatment for bovine respiratory disease in beef cattle. The first molecular anti-infective product to gain FDA approval in 4-½ years, A180 is designed strictly for therapeutic treatment of Mannheimia (Pasteurella) haemolytica and Pasteurella multocida in beef cattle, primarily feedlot and stocker cattle. The product features a dosage level of 1.5 ml./cwt. of bodyweight and just a four-day withdrawal. Intended for a judicious use program, it's available only by prescription from a licensed veterinarian.
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High Output Waterer
The Ritchie 300 is the latest in Ritchie Industries' line of automatic livestock waterers. The 300 features a compact uni-body design and is equipped with a ¾-in. valve for higher output and maximum watering efficiency. It features an 8.2-gal. trough capacity and is suitable for 125 head.
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Shaver's adds two machines to its line of hydraulic StumpBusters designed for small tractors and skid-steer loaders. The SC-25 is can be mounted to the three-point hitch of any 15- to 35-hp tractor. It has single-direction cutting and grinds stumps 10 in. below ground level. The SC-25-H is a skid-steer loader-mounted version and is powered by a minimum 15- to 25-gpm hydraulic hookup. It can whittle a 45-in.-diameter stump to a 10-in. hole in a single pass.
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Stock Tank Cleaner
Bioverse Inc.'s Healthy Ponds Stock Tank Water Cleaner system safely and easily provides clean, healthy water in any stock tank. Veterinary-approved and safe for all animals, the product improves water quality and clarity, and it reduces tank-cleaning maintenance, as well as organic waste, sludge and odors. Each application treats up to 500 gals./day for 30 days.
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New Battle Gel Form
Battle, a high-energy micronutrient vitamin drench for beef cattle from the Vit-E-Men Co., now comes in a ready-to-use gel. Packaged in applicator tubes that require no pouring or mixing, the product quickly delivers essential nutrients, chelated minerals and vitamins to the animal's bloodstream. Both liquid and gel formulations are effective against scours, dehydration, respiratory problems, medication-related energy deficiencies and other nutritional deficiencies.
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Hybrid Utility Vehicle
Toro's Twister™ is a hybrid utility vehicle that hauls, dumps, plows and transports. The truck-style vehicle's unique suspension system offers better traction, improved stability and a smooth ride. It features a 14.75-cu.-ft. bed capacity and payload capacity of 1,600 lbs. Features speeds of up to 20 mph, available 4-wheel hydraulic brakes and a 9-ft. turning radius.
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Stock Tank Valve
Trojan Livestock Equipment's high-density, impact-resistant, polypropylene stock tank valve won't rust or corrode. The housing is constructed of one-piece, high-impact polypropylene to protect the water valve from weather and livestock. Easy to install, the valve provides a 20-gpm output at 50 psi. Plus, the plastic float won't saturate like Styrofoam floats.
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Reduce odors and toxic gasses in manure pits or lagoons with Gempler's Bio-Paks Digestant in pre-measured bags. The doses eliminate measuring, mixing, cleaning or special equipment. Just throw Bio-Paks into the lagoon, pit or pond, where they instantly dissolve and release waste-digesting enzymes that reduce foul odors and toxic gases.
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Novartis Animal Vaccines enters the modified-live vaccine (MLV) market with Quick Shield™ Intranasal IBR-PI3. The product requires one intranasal 2-ml. dose annually and is for use in non-pregnant cattle to help prevent infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) and parainfluenza Type 3 (PI3). Besides offering quick protection against IBR, the product's intranasal route is a preferred route of administration when practicing beef quality assurance guidelines.
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New Energizer Line
Tru-Test's new Delta line of Speedrite energizers are low-impedence units that deliver high output/Joule and are designed to work in the toughest environments. Either 0.5-Joule, 1-Joule or 2.5-Joule output units in both mains- and battery-powered formats are available. The energizers come with a two-year warranty that includes lightning damage. Plus, with each Delta energizer, Speedrite is packaging a free Fence Alert, an early warning device to warn of dropping voltage.
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