Producers treating respiratory disease in hogs and cattle may now choose a more convenient option — a 50-mL bottle of Draxxin (tulathromycin) Injectable Solution from Pfizer Animal Health. A bottle treats nearly 4,500 pounds (nine, 500-pound cattle or 45, 100-pound pigs), making Draxxin more convenient for veterinary practitioners and producers who have fewer animals to treat or those who want the flexibility, ease and convenience of a smaller bottle.
Veterinarians who carry and dispense Draxxin will appreciate the convenience provided by the new 50-mL size, especially when working in the field or in ambulatory situations. Producers have several choices, with the 100-, 250- and 500-mL bottles still available.
“Draxxin is extremely effective to control and treat respiratory disease, and it is easy to use. With the combination of its low dose and easy syringeability, and now the new smaller bottle, it has become an even more convenient tool,” says David Korbelik, Draxxin marketing manager, Pfizer Animal Health.
In swine, a single dose of Draxxin delivers high, prolonged therapeutic lung tissue concentrations, making it an effective treatment for complex swine respiratory disease associated with Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, Pasteurella multocida, Bordetella bronchiseptica and Haemophilus parasuis.
For more information about the proper use of Draxxin in cattle or swine operations, producers should talk with their veterinarian or local Pfizer representative or visit www.draxxin.com.
Draxxin has a pre-slaughter withdrawal time of five days for swine and 18 days for cattle. It should not be given to pigs that are hypersensitive to the product. Always follow the pre-slaughter withdrawal time. For additional information on Pfizer vaccines and other animal-health products, visit www.pfizerah.com.