DRAXXIN 25 now available for use in small pigs

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DRAXXIN 25 (tulathromycin) Injectable Solution is now available from Zoetis — offering a convenient tool to fight swine respiratory disease (SRD) in nursery pigs. DRAXXIN 25 is a lower concentration of DRAXXIN, making it optimized for use in small pigs to treat and control SRD with nine days of protection.

“Our customers know how effective DRAXXIN is for larger pigs, but they told us they wanted a more convenient solution to make treating nursery-size pigs easier,” said Michael Senn, DVM, senior manager, Pork Technical Services, Zoetis. “DRAXXIN 25 offers the same trusted and proven performance as DRAXXIN, now in the lower concentration producers and veterinarians need for the nursery.”

For DRAXXIN 25, a 1 mL intramuscular dose is formulated for 22 pounds of weight. DRAXXIN, in comparison, is formulated for a 1 mL dose per 88 pounds of weight. With the lower concentration, DRAXXIN 25 offers easier, more confident administration in smaller pigs.

In one study, producers identified respiratory problems as the cause of more than half of all nursery pig deaths.1 Along with high mortality rates, complex SRD also can hurt production because of lower feed efficiency, higher cull rates and higher treatment costs.

Like DRAXXIN, one dose of DRAXXIN 25 delivers nine full days of lung activity to treat and control SRD.2-3 DRAXXIN 25 treats the five major bacterial SRD-causing pathogens — Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, Pasteurella multocida, Bordetella bronchiseptica, Haemophilus parasuis and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae — and helps control SRD in groups where SRD has been diagnosed and is associated with A. pleuropneumoniae, P. multocida and M. hyopneumoniae.

DRAXXIN 25 is available in 100-mL and 250-mL vials and may be purchased through your veterinarian or animal health retailer with a veterinarian’s prescription. DRAXXIN 25 is also backed by the Vial Guarantee, which protects your investment by replacing broken or stolen bottles.

For more information on DRAXXIN 25, visit zoetispork.com/DRAXXIN25 or visit with your veterinarian or local Zoetis representative.

 



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