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CRT Catalogue Pull-out Feature : CRT Spring 2013 - Tech Update
There's always better value at CRT. into two groups and half injected with Multimin® Injection for Cattle thirty (30) days before fixed time artificial insemination (FTAI). The cattle were then run with clean up bulls. Using Multimin to increase trace mineral status before joining resulted in a 9% increase in conception to FTAI (60% vs 51%). There were also a greater number of cows that calved in the first 20 days in the Multimin group (72% vs 59%). Multimin is the only injectable trace mineral product in Australia containing four essential trace minerals. Multimin is designed to be used at critical times in the production cycle (eg pre-joining) when there is an increased demand for trace minerals. At these critical times, oral intake of trace minerals may not be enough to meet the increased trace mineral demand. Also, as an injection, Multimin avoids the issues that oral supplements have of antagonism by other minerals (eg iron, molybdenum, calcium) in the rumen and lower absorption coefficients, both of which affect the ability of the trace minerals to be absorbed by the animal. The ability of cows and heifers to conceive on their first heat, maintain the pregnancy and calve early in the season can have significant impacts on profitability and future production. To learn more about improving your calving pattern with Multimin, contact your local CRT store. Multimin® is a registered trademark of Virbac (Australia) Pty Ltd. 1. Funston et al (2012) Journal of Animal Science, 90:5118-5121. 2. Mundell et al (2012) The Professional Animal Scientist, 28:82-88. Multimin in this trial contained 20 mg/ml more zinc than Multimin registered in Australia. Animal Health Improve the calving pattern to improve your bottom line (cont.) Step ahead in your drench program with Sequel® With at least 90 per cent of Australian farms resistant to one or more single active drenches,1 sheep producers are being urged to bring their drenching programs into the twenty-first century. Ancare Australia recently launched a dual action oral drench, Sequel, and is advising those graziers who want to improve their drench efficacy to take the step up from a traditional single active product to the new dual action drench. Mark Doherty, Ancare Technical and Strategic Projects Manager, said studies have shown that using combination drenches such as Sequel can significantly delay the development of resistance. "Sequel's ready-to-use combination of abamectin and levamisole makes it an effective dual combination for use in drench programs in the place of a single active drench." He said Sequel is a more effective, affordable alternative to traditional single active drenches and would bring improved drench performance. "It is a cost-effective way of achieving high efficacy, thereby maximising production and returns from your livestock." "Rather than relying on one active ingredient alone, Sequel allows producers to continue to benefit from all of the attributes of abamectin -- a fast acting, broad spectrum ML that treats inhibited stages of roundworms -- with the added potency of levamisole, which has good efficacy against Barbers Pole Worm." Scott Robinson, National Category Manager -- Animal Systems, Ruralco, said Sequel was also easy to use. "Sequel has an easy flow formulation that goes through ordinary oral drench guns. The dose rate of 1mL/5kg bodyweight has the same dose rate as traditional drenches." He said Sequel performed well when tested under Australian conditions. "Trials show Sequel has very good efficacy against all major internal sheep parasites, including Barber's Pole Worm (Haemonchus contortus) Small Brown Stomach Worm (Ostertagia circimcincta) and Black Scour Worm (Trichostrongylus spp)." In these same nationwide trials, Sequel repeatedly outperformed single active drenches such as moxidectin (including Cydectin®), levamisole (including Nilverm®) and abamectin drenches (including Virbamec®), as well as BZ/levamisole combinations, for efficacy against the black scour, small brown stomach and Barber's Pole worm infections.2 "Sequel is a unique formulation of an abamectin drench with the added potency of levamisole, and has a short chemical tail, unlike moxidectin," Scott said. Sequel is available in 5 litre backpacks and 15 litre drums exclusively at CRT/ Town & Country stores across Australia. These charts are a sample of the results from many faecal egg count reduction trials (FECRTs) conducted throughout sheep grazing areas of Australia.2 Efficacy below 95% for a given drench indicates that significant resistance to that drench is present. The results clearly demonstrate a high incidence of resistant roundworms, including strains resistant to moxidectin. SEQUEL was effective on all of the trial properties. 1. Love, S (2011). 2. Data on file. ®Sequel is a registered trademark licensed to Ancare Australia Pty Ltd. ®Cydectin, Ivomec, Nilverm, Paramax, Rycozole, Valbazen and Virbamec are registered trademarks. 51% 60% 59% 72% Multimin improved conception rates and calving pattern Conception Rate to Fixed Time Al Calving Rate in the first 20 days Control Multimin Faecal egg count reduction
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