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CATTLEMEN HAVE MORE TIME TO ENJOY SUCCESS

On-arrival programs have changed the way they produce beef

To learn more, watch these short videos featuring cattle producers Jarret Corn and Tim Bare.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., July 11, 2013 — Feedyard owner Jarret Corn and stocker producer Tim Bare are no strangers to the ups and downs of feeding cattle. Challenges are part of the job, and these cattle producers appreciate solutions that tackle those challenges head-on.

“As most people know, ranching is a full-time job, but I have a passion for this business, and it's a job I very much enjoy,” explains Bare, general manager of K-Bar Ranches in Douglas County, Ore. “We’re in the business of looking after these livestock and being good stewards of the animals.”

In two videos, available at draxxin.com/beef and the YouTube channel for Zoetis, Corn and Bare explain how using DRAXXIN® (tulathromycin) Injectable Solution to control bovine respiratory disease (BRD) as part of their on-arrival programs has improved their daily jobs on the operation.

“This business can take time away and become more of your family than your actual family,” says Corn, owner of Jarret Corn Cattle Company in Plains, Texas. “My days used to be very extensive and tough. Now, it’s about enjoying what we are producing versus the alternative, which is pulling, treating and banging our head against the wall.”

An on-arrival program that incorporates DRAXXIN to control BRD can result in healthier cattle with healthier appetites, which can improve a producer’s bottom line, explains Lee Bob Harper, DVM, associate director, beef strategic technical services, Zoetis.

“I encourage every producer to work closely with their veterinarian to develop their operation’s on-arrival and health programs,” Dr. Harper says. “BRD is one of the biggest health challenges in the beef industry, and there's no doubt that using a comprehensive BRD solutions strategy that includes DRAXXIN results in more money for the producer, so they can continue what they’re doing.”

To learn more about DRAXXIN for the control and treatment of BRD, contact your veterinarian or Zoetis representative or visit draxxin.com/beef.

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. Effects on reproductive performance, pregnancy and lactation have not been determined. See full Prescribing Information here.

About Zoetis

Zoetis (zō-EH-tis) is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting customers and businesses focused on raising and caring for livestock and companion animals. Building on a 60-year history as the animal health business of Pfizer Inc., Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. The company generated annual revenues of $4.3 billion in 2012. It has more than 9,300 employees worldwide and a local presence in approximately 70 countries, including 29 manufacturing facilities in 11 countries. Its products serve veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for livestock and companion animals in 120 countries. For more information, visit zoetisUS.com.
 

For further information, Contact:

Jean Lonie
Zoetis
973-822-7248
jean.lonie@zoetis.com

Lindsey Langemeier
Bader Rutter & Associates
402-434-5308
llangemeier@bader-rutter.com