Merck Animal Health Introduces Banamine Transdermal

Merck Animal Health Introduces Banamine Transdermal

Russell Nemetz
Russell Nemetz
Hi everybody it's time for your Land and Livestock Report here on the Ag Information Network of the West-I'm Russell Nemetz.

For ranchers, Banamine really isn't anything new as the trusted livestock vaccination has been around since the late 1970's. However, I learned during the recent Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Phoenix, Banamine has taken on a bit of a makeover.

In Phoenix, I stopped by the Merck Animal Health booth and talked with Dr. Kevin Hill who told me Merck Animal Health has introduced Banamine Transdermal (flunixin transdermal solution) — the first and only U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved product for pain control in a food-producing animal. It is approved for the control of pain associated with foot rot and fever associated with bovine respiratory disease (BRD). Applied as a pour-on, BANAMINE TRANSDERMAL is easy to administer for pain and fever management.

"BANAMINE TRANSDERMAL is a breakthrough innovation with its patented delivery. It is the first and only non-steroidal, anti-in?ammatory (NSAID) cattle product available as a pour-on, and the latest example of Merck Animal Health's commitment to improve animal health and well-being, and provide animal caregiver solutions that help deliver a safe, sustainable food supply."

The pour-on application eliminates the time-consuming and stressful treatment process associated with intravenous (IV) administration, which is the administration route of previous NSAIDs.

BANAMINE TRANSDERMAL is a prescription product that meets the best management practices outlined in the industry's Beef Quality Assurance program. The pour-on application eliminates injection-site lesions within the carcass at marketing and reduces risk of residues, resulting in a higher-value end product.

The pre-calibrated packaging and red-colored solution help ensure the correct dose is given every time. The unique bottle design makes it simple to apply topically on dry skin in a narrow strip down the animal's midline from the withers to the tail head.

To learn more about BANAMINE TRANSDERMAL, visit

That's your Land and Livestock Report-I'm Russell Nemetz.

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