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CRT Catalogue Pull-out Feature : CRT Spring 2014 - Tech Update
There’s always better value at CRT. www.crt.com.au There’s always better value at CRT. Go to www.crt.com.au to register and receive your next issue via email. Animal Health TechUpdate–Spring2014 Whilst every care is taken in the preparation of the information contained in this Tech Update, it is general information only and has been provided to Combined Rural Traders Pty Ltd by Dow AgroSciences, Syngenta, Sinochem Australia and Novartis Animal Health without taking into account your specific crop protection or animal health requirements. Combined Rural Traders Pty Ltd and its related entities will not, to the extent permitted by law, be liable for any loss, damage, injury, costs or expenses suffered by you or a third party directly or indirectly as a result of your reliance wholly or in part on this information in relation to the choice and use of manufactured products by you, irrespective of whether or not such products are used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions or otherwise and whether or not such products are purchased or obtained at the suggestion of Combined Rural Traders Pty Ltd or any of its related entities (including their employees, contractors and agents). RainLockTM is a combination of state of the art chemistry and a unique, patented formulation which allows dicyclanil (the active ingredient in CLiK®) to bind to wool grease, resist washout and provide quality protection against flystrike for longer. The cost of flystrike to the Australian sheep industry was recently estimated to be AU$280 million per annum. i Prevention of flystrike is therefore critical – and effective products remain the mainstay of a successful management strategy to prevent flystrike on farm. Producers should use fly control products that suit their management in a sustainable manner that maximises productivity and animal welfare. This equates to using a quality product that provides the best protection available for as long as flies are active. A quality product allows a highly potent yet safe active to be both rainfast and mobile in the fleece in order to provide reliable protection over a long period. The ability of a product to satisfy these criteria is affected by: fleece characteristics, the active ingredient and the formulation. The fleece is naturally designed to repel water – made possible by the oil or grease (lanolin) present on the fibres. The other major component of the fleece is the suint which is a water soluble layer of dried sweat close to the skin. The way products interact with these components of the fleece are critical in providing quality protection. Dicyclanil has a natural preference to move into the wool grease rather than into water phase and is significantly less water soluble than actives such as cyromazine. Dicyclanil therefore tends to stay in the wool grease and takes much longer to remove than cyromazine as it is better protected from rainfall. Dicyclanil is also 12.5 times more potent than cyromazine against Lucilia cuprinaiii – the Australian green blowfly, which initiates 90% of strikes on sheep. The quality of the formulation of a flystrike preventative product is responsible for delivering the active to where it is needed and (in the case of CLiK) ensuring that it resists washout. Novartis has developed a high quality, state of the art formulation so sophisticated that it possesses a separate patent to the active ingredient, dicyclanil. This formulation, harnesses the chemical behavior of dicyclanil in conjunction with high quality carrier chemicals (called excipients), to give CLiK its unique RainLock claim. The dicyclanil is suspended in an oil-based carrier which is made into an emulsion of very small droplets of carrier in water and preservative. CLiK is formulated in such a way, that the emulsion breaks down as soon as it comes into contact with electrolytes, such as those present on the wool of sheep. This releases the oily phase containing the dicyclanil, into the wool grease. Once in the grease, translocation of the dicyclanil through the entire fleece occurs slowly over time. CLiK is the only fly preventative product with RainLock and patented formulation technology which allows season long protection against flystrike. For peace of mind from the devastating effects of flystrike producers can rest assured CLiK, with the superior potency of dicyclanil in a state of the art formulation, will give their sheep protection where it’s needed for the entire season.† CLiK® with RainLockTM – the secret to season-long protection against flystrike i Sackett D, Holmes P, Abbott K, Jephcott S & Barber M: Assessing the economic cost of endemic disease on the profitability of Australian beef cattle and sheep producers. MLA report AHW.087; 2006. Meat and Livestock Australia Limited, North Sydney. iii Schmind, H .R . 1999 Proceedings of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology, Copenhagen. Aug 15th-19th 1999. ii Novartis Animal Health studies (data on file) †When applied according to label directions. CLiK® contains dicyclanil. For full product details contact NOVARTIS CUSTOMER ADVISORY LINE on 1800 633 768 TOLL FREE between 8.30am and 5.30pm E.S.T. Monday to Friday. Novartis Animal Health Australasia Pty Limited, ACN 076 745 198, 54 Waterloo Road, North Ryde NSW 2113. ®Registered trademark of Novartis AG, Basel, Switzerland. Figure 1. Rainfall Studyii %ofactiveretainedattipoffleeceafterexposuretorainfall Comparison of Dicyclanil 5% and Cyromazine 6% when exposed to heavy rainfall* 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Dicyclanil / CLiK Cyromazine Spray on 33514_v3_CRT 2014 Spring Retail Campaign Catalogue_Tech Update.indd 4 29/07/14 12:29 PM
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