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DRAXXIN 25 Now Available for Convenient Use in Small Pigs

05 November 2013
Zoetis

US - 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.

“DRAXXIN 25 meets the unique challenges of caregivers and the smaller pigs that depend on them,” Dr Senn said. “Producers and veterinarians can be confident that their small pigs are getting the correct amount of protection they need.”

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.

1 US Department of Agriculture. Swine 2006, Part III: Reference of Swine Health, Productivity, and General Management in the United States, 2006. Fort Collins, CO. 2006 N478.0308.

2 Scheidt A. DRAXXIN® (tulathromycin) Injectable Solution: Duration of effectiveness in an Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae challenge model. Technical Bulletin No. DXS06040, New Jersey: Zoetis, 2007.

3 Benchaoui HA, Nowakowski M, Sherington J, Rowan TG, Sunderland SJ. Pharmacokinetics and lung tissue concentrations of tulathromycin in swine. J Vet Pharmacol Ther 2004;27(4):203-210.

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