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HOOF-TEC™ Footbath Products Certified for Organic Use

Products help reduce copper sulfate use in footbaths and on farmland

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., April 30, 2015 — Organic dairy producers have options for optimizing hoof hygiene while using less copper sulfate with HOOF-TEC™ Organic Footbath Concentrate and HOOF-TEC Organic Topical Spray. Both products from Zoetis are listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for use in organic production or processing and handling.

The two OMRI Listed® products, HOOF-TEC Organic Footbath Concentrate and HOOF-TEC Organic Topical Spray, offer flexible hoof management options for organic dairy producers. The use of HOOF-TEC Organic Footbath Concentrate helps reduce copper sulfate use in footbaths. Reduced copper sulfate use helps minimize copper sulfate on farmland and in the environment.

HOOF-TEC Organic Topical Spray is a great option for producers who prefer a spray for use on all types of dairies, such as in single-animal use in parlors, stall barns or pastures.

“The objective of footbaths and topical sprays is to help cleanse the hooves of manure and debris that may contribute to infectious hoof disease,” said Jessica Light, DVM, senior veterinarian, Dairy Technical Services, Zoetis. “HOOF-TEC™ is one of few OMRI Listed® products that gives organic producers flexible hoof management options to achieve Dairy Wellness from the ground up.”

To learn more about HOOF-TEC footbath products, contact your animal health dealer, veterinarian or Zoetis representative, or visit Hoof-Tec.com.

About Zoetis

Zoetis (zô-EH-tis) is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. In 2014, the company generated annual revenue of $4.8 billion. With approximately 10,000 employees worldwide at the beginning of 2015, Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in 120 countries. For more information, visit www.zoetisUS.com.

For Further Information, Contact:

Jillian Spector                                               
Zoetis
973-443-2847                                                
jillian.spector@zoetis.com

Kristina Hopkins
Bader Rutter
262-938-5577                        
khopkins@bader-rutter.com