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New approval for Resflor Gold 
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health has announced that Resflor Gold has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of  BRD associated with four major bovine respiratory pathogens.

ISPAH introduces combination treatment for BRD 
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health announced the introduction of Resflor Gold, the only medication on the US market that combines the antibiotic florfenicol (active ingredient in Nuflor Gold) and the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

Inflammation and behavioral changes in cattle 
Animals responding to severe local or systemic inflammation will have a fever, muscle weakness, lethargy and malaise generally expressed by reluctance to move around or associate with herd mates, will groom less, will lie down more, will go off-feed and drink less, explains Dr. Mark Spire, technical services veterinarian for Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health.

ISPAH introduces antibiotic for four BRD pathogens 
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health announced the introduction of Nuflor Gold (florfenicol), an antibiotic for the treatment of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) associated with four major bovine respiratory pathogens.

New antibiotic offers dual therapy efficacy against BRD 
Dramatic time-lapse video - over a six-hour period - shows a calf improving after being administered Resflor Gold.

Health and growth performance of high-risk cattle treated with Nuflor or Draxxin
In the fall of 2006, a randomized, blinded, clinical trial was performed at a commercial feedyard in Nebraska.      

Nuflor is the antibiotic with five key scientific fundamentals 
Cattle veterinarian recommend Nuflor, according to Internet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, because it is: a fast-acting antibiotic with bacteria-killing concentrations in lungs 30 minutes after administration; a lipophilic antibiotic that quickly penetrates healthy and diseased lung tissue; a bactericidal antibiotic proven to kill two major BRD bacteria within 24 hours; a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is effective against the major bacterial causes of BRD; and an efficacious BRD therapy with an excellent susceptibility profile.      

Nuflor yields lower BRD fatality rate
In the Fall of 2007, a randomized, blinded clinical trial was performed at a commercial feedyard in Alberta, Canada.      

Comparison of Florfenicol and Tulathromycin 
The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of florfenicol versus tulathromycin for initial treatment of undifferentiated fever in fallplaced steer calves that received metaphylactic tilmicosin on arrival at the feedlot.

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Receiving health for cattle purchased at the sale barn
A survey of a Wisconsin livestock market in 2002 indicated only 7.5 percent of the cattle were announced as being vaccinated and boostered for bovine respiratory diesease at the surveyed feeder calf sales.

Protect investments with BRD control 
Just like investors watch the stock market, producers should watch their cattle each is an investment in time, labor and inputs that needs to perform at its best.

Metaphylaxis options in stocker cattle  
In spite of high cost, longer-acting, injectable therapeutic antimicrobials such as Draxxin can extend the window of treatment duration, thereby reducing the incidence and severity of bovine respiratory disease, according to K-State researchers.

Diagnosing bovine respiratory diseases 
Bob Glock, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP, Arizona Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, says upper respiratory disease in cattle can be just as problematic as lower respiratory disease or pneumonia.

The impact of disease on carcass traits 
Several earlier research trials have indicated that sickness in cattle can affect carcass quality and value, and a new report from the USDA"s MeatAnimalResearchCenter, Clay Center, Nebraska supports those findings.

Animal agriculture responds to antibiotics challenge 
With CBS Evening News delaying its broadcast segment on antibiotic use in food-animal production, national pork and beef producer groups are not wasting time.

Antibiotics under attack 
News article blames antibiotic resistance on livestock production.

TLC fights BRD 
It"s flu season, and we"re hearing a lot about getting our shots, taking our vitamins, washing our hands and keeping our sick kids home from school. Interestingly, veterinarians promote the same concepts for preventing losses from bovine respiratory disease.

Identifying sick stockers 
Proper and timely identification of sick stockers helps minimize unnecessary treatment expense and preventable production losses, says Mississippi State University Extension beef cattle specialist Justin Rhinehart.

A clean syringe is a good syringe 
Veterinarian Dee Griffin, at the Great PlainsVeterinaryEducationalCenter, illustrates the proper methods for cleaning and sterilizing a syringe.

Lung-protection therapy discussion at AABP 
Joe Roder, DVM, PhD, DABVT, Manager of Livestock Technical Services for Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, discusses the interaction between infection and inflammation in BRD.

Get the latest on BRD
2009 symposium first in 25 years to focus on this costly disease.

Concurrent metaphylaxis with Aureomycin and Draxxin in high-risk calves has no additive effects on cattle health and performance
A recent study at Kansas State University showed no additive effects of metaphylaxis by using Draxxin concurrentlywith two 5-day periods in which Aureomycin was fed.

Stocker therapy separating fact from fiction 
Mike Apley, DVM, PhD, and associate professor of production medicine and clinical pharmacology for the Kansas State University Center for Veterinary Medicine, knows a lot about what works and what doesn"t when it comes to therapy strategies for stocker cattle.

Plan ahead for BRD
Vaccination is a valuable and effective tool in stocker operations, but University of Arkansas Extension veterinarian Jeremy Powell, and Extension beef cattle specialist Tom Troxel remind producers that respiratory disease can be a problem even in vaccinated cattle.

When to pull cattle for treatment
Pulling and treating cattle early is essential to effectively control disease especially respiratory dis


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