Merck Animal Health Introduces Banamine Transdermal
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 BanamineTD.com.
That's your Land and Livestock Report-I'm Russell Nemetz.