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First water-based treatment makes worming pigs more flexible

by 5m Editor
29 June 2006, at 12:00am

Janssen Animal Health has added increased flexibility to the broad spectrum anthelmintic efficacy of the flubendazole molecule. The company has researched and developed a patented method to deliver the molecule in a water soluble formulation.

The result is Solubenol® 100mg/g, which is the first and only water-soluble benzimidazole in the market - providing easy-to-use worming treatment for pigs via drinking water systems.

The product uses a suspo-emulsion technique in which very fine particles of the active ingredient flubendazole are mixed with an edible oil and then emulsified in water, producing a homogeneously dispersed formulation. This technique has overcome the low water solubility of the original flubendazole molecule.

Water medication offers an outstanding level of flexibility in dosing and application, in treatment of specific groups and the timing of that treatment, regardless of the type of water distribution system used - tanks or proportioners.

The negative impact of worm infestation on pig industry economic performance is well documented, states Phil Macdonald, pig and poultry business manager with Janssen Animal Health. "Recent research puts the economic loss of not applying a strategic worming programme at approximately £4.60 (€6.30) per finishing pig."

The company has produced a brochure, for veterinary surgeons and pig producers, which contains advice and directions for use of Solubenol plus an overview on worms and their impact on production and profitability.

For further information on Solubenol and/or a copy of the brochure contact:

Janssen Animal Health
P.O. Box 79
Saunderton
High Wycombe
Bucks. HP14 4HJ

Phone: 01494 567555
email: [email protected]

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