Zoetis Introduces New AUREOMIX® S Without Penicillin
Product update reinforces commitment to responsible use of antibiotics medically important to human health
FLORHAM PARK, N.J., May 28, 2015 — Zoetis announces the availability of AUREOMIX® S — a medicated feed additive that combines the proven safety and therapeutic strength of chlortetracycline and sulfamethazine without the use of penicillin. AUREOMIX S replaces AUREO S-P 250® and AUREOMIX® Granular 500, the chlortetracycline/sulfamethazine/penicillin combinations that Zoetis voluntarily withdrew last year.
“We worked voluntarily with the Food and Drug Administration [FDA] to remove penicillin from these combinations as a confirmation of our commitment to the responsible use of antibiotics,” said Shelley Stanford, DVM, MS, MBA, Director, U.S. Pork Technical Services, Zoetis. “We all can help maintain the effectiveness of these important resources through practicing responsible use.”
AUREOMIX S is indicated for treatment of bacterial swine enteritis and cervical abscesses during times of stress. The granular formula offers several benefits such as excellent flowability, improved medication distribution in the feed, less dust and stability under high temperatures. AUREOMIX S is available in two formulations:
• Type A: AUREOMIX S 40/40
• Type B: AUREOMIX S 10/10
Along with a portfolio of antimicrobial products, Zoetis also offers a full line of vaccines that help prevent disease and is committed to educating producers on proper and responsible uses of these tools. Training programs, such as Individual Pig Care, provide guidelines so pig caregivers can identify sick animals sooner to help ensure they are treated with the right product at the right time.
Zoetis supports the FDA’s Guidance for Industry 209 and 213 to phase out the use of all medically important antibiotic products labeled for growth promotion and is committed to helping veterinarians, pork producers and the livestock feed industry stay informed in a changing regulatory environment. To learn more about the Zoetis commitment to responsible use of antibiotics, talk to your local representative or visit ResponsibleAntibioticUse.com.
Zoetis (zō-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.
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