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Life moves fast. BRD doesn’t have to.

July 17, 2014
POSTED BY: Greg Edwards | DVM | Managing Veterinarian | Dairy Technical Services | Zoetis

Your young calves have a big job ahead of them, and so do you. Help them reach their full lifetime potential. Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is one of the most significant health challenges facing your calves, affecting 18.1% of all pre-weaned calves.1 With proper disease management and prevention, your calves can win the battle against BRD.

The key is to get out in front of respiratory disease before it starts affecting heifer growth. Calves impacted by the disease in the first 90 days are more likely to experience significantly increased mortality. By using proper health protocols and management to build immunity and minimize disease exposure, you can put calves on the path to realize their full lifetime potential.

DRAXXIN® (tulathromycin) Injectable Solution offers a convenient full course of therapy in a single dose, eliminating the need to catch and re-treat heifers, saving on labor and reducing animal stress. DRAXXIN controls and treats the four major bacterial causes of BRD, Mycoplasma bovis, Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida and Histophilus somni, to help keep your calves healthy for a lifetime of performance.

Talk with your veterinarian about implementing DRAXXIN in your disease strategy and visit CalfWellness.com to help make the most of your Dairy Wellness.

 

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: DRAXXIN has a pre-slaughter withdrawal time of 18 days. Do not use in dairy cattle 20 months of age or older. Do not use in animals known to be hypersensitive to the product. See full Prescribing Information here.

1 NAHMS Dairy Heifer Raiser, 2011: An overview of operations that specialize in raising dairy heifers. October 2012. Available at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/nahms/dairy/downloads/dairyheifer11/HeiferRaiser.pdf. Accessed May 2014.

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