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Producers May Combat Diseases with Denagard Liquid Concentrate

by 5m Editor
26 August 2008, at 12:10pm

US - Pork producers can now use Denagard® (tiamulin) Liquid Concentrate to combat costly diseases in pigs weighing more than 250 pounds. The Food and Drug Administration recently accepted the removal of the weight limit.

Denagard (tiamulin) Liquid Concentrate

“Denagard is a broad-spectrum solution for many of the diseases that the swine industry is facing today. It is effective in pigs and market hogs of all ages, and now with the weight restriction removed, producers can use the product to control disease in animals weighing more than 250 pounds,” says Sean O’Hare, pig and poultry sales manager for the Novartis U.S. farm animal business.

Denagard is approved to treat swine pneumonia caused by Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae and swine dysentery. Response is usually evident in 24 to 48 hours as tiamulin is readily absorbed from the gut and can be found in the blood within 30 minutes after dosing.

As always, be sure to follow label directions and required withdrawal times. For more information, contact Novartis at 1-800-843-3386 or visit www.livestock.novartis.com.

Caution: Do not feed undiluted. Do not use in feeds for animals other than swine. The effects of tiamulin on swine reproductive performance, pregnancy and lactation have not been determined.

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