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Russell Nemetz Merck Animal Health Introduces Banamine Transdermal
by Russell Nemetz, click here for bio

Program: Land & Livestock Report
Date: February 22, 2018

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Hi everybody it’s time for your Land and Livestock Report here on the Ag Information Network of the West-I’m Russell Nemetz.

For ranchers, Banamine really isn’t anything new as the trusted livestock vaccination has been around since the late 1970’s. However, I learned during the recent Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Phoenix, Banamine has taken on a bit of a makeover.

In Phoenix, I stopped by the Merck Animal Health booth and talked with Dr. Kevin Hill who told me Merck Animal Health has introduced Banamine Transdermal (flunixin transdermal solution) — the first and only U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved product for pain control in a food-producing animal. It is approved for the control of pain associated with foot rot and fever associated with bovine respiratory disease (BRD). Applied as a pour-on, BANAMINE TRANSDERMAL is easy to administer for pain and fever management.

“BANAMINE TRANSDERMAL is a breakthrough innovation with its patented delivery. It is the first and only non-steroidal, anti-in?ammatory (NSAID) cattle product available as a pour-on, and the latest example of Merck Animal Health’s commitment to improve animal health and well-being, and provide animal caregiver solutions that help deliver a safe, sustainable food supply.”

The pour-on application eliminates the time-consuming and stressful treatment process associated with intravenous (IV) administration, which is the administration route of previous NSAIDs.

BANAMINE TRANSDERMAL is a prescription product that meets the best management practices outlined in the industry’s Beef Quality Assurance program. The pour-on application eliminates injection-site lesions within the carcass at marketing and reduces risk of residues, resulting in a higher-value end product.

The pre-calibrated packaging and red-colored solution help ensure the correct dose is given every time. The unique bottle design makes it simple to apply topically on dry skin in a narrow strip down the animal’s midline from the withers to the tail head.

To learn more about BANAMINE TRANSDERMAL, visit BanamineTD.com.

That’s your Land and Livestock Report-I’m Russell Nemetz.

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