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Zoetis Introduces TRIAMULOX™

Reliable formulation of tiamulin hydrogen fumarate available to swiftly treat swine dysentery and swine pneumonia

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Aug. 4, 2016 — Today, Zoetis added TRIAMULOX™ (tiamulin hydrogen fumarate) to its enteric and respiratory disease management portfolio. TRIAMULOX is a proven water-soluble treatment that can be administered to pigs of any age through drinking water to help pork producers and veterinarians combat swine dysentery caused by Brachyspira hyodysenteriae (SD) and swine pneumonia caused by Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP).

“Swine dysentery has made a resurgence during the past decade and is a costly disease for pork producers. Producers can experience as high as 30% to 90% mortality1 and significant drops in average daily gain and feed conversion2 from an SD outbreak, so they need a reliable, whole-herd treatment,” said Abigail Redalen, DVM, Pork Technical Services, Zoetis. “We encourage producers to work with their veterinarians on diagnosing SD and deciding if whole-herd treatment is right for their pigs.”

Zoetis is committed to helping producers fight swine enteric and respiratory diseases by providing a comprehensive portfolio of products and services, including vaccines to help prevent disease, STOMP Plus® diagnostics support and expertise from industry-leading technical service veterinarians. In situations where antibiotics become a necessity, Zoetis strives to help producers and veterinarians use antibiotic products responsibly to assure the protection of animal and human health as well as to meet the strict food safety standards of government agencies.

“At Zoetis, we take our role as good stewards of antibiotics seriously and collaborate with the pork industry to promote animal health by helping them properly identify and diagnose sick or at-risk animals,” Dr. Redalen said. “My fellow technical services veterinarians at Zoetis and I work with producers and other veterinarians to incorporate programs, including Individual Pig Care to help caregivers identify and treat sick pigs and PigWise to help track herd health.” 

To learn more about TRIAMULOX, contact your Zoetis representative or visit zoetisUS.com.

Withdraw medicated water 3 days before slaughter after use at 3.5 mg per pound and 7 days before slaughter after use at 10.5 mg per pound. Refer to label for complete directions for use, precautions, and warnings.

About Zoetis
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. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in more than 100 countries. In 2015, the company generated annual revenue of $4.8 billion with approximately 9,000 employees. For more information, visit www.zoetisUS.com.

For Further information contact :
Christina Lood
Zoetis 
973-822-7249
christina.lood@zoetis.com


Cheryl O’Brien
Bader Rutter
262-938-5430
cobrien@bader-rutter.com

References:
1 Alvarez-Ordóñez A, Martínez-Lobo FJ, Arguello H, Carvajal A, Rubio P. Swine dysentery: aetiology, pathogenicity, determinants of transmission and the fight against the disease. Int J Environ Res Publ Health. 2013;10(5):1927-1947.
2 Burlatschenko S. Pulling the pin on disease. Paper presented at: London Swine Conference; April 1-2, 2008. http://www.londonswineconference.ca/images/pdfs/2008/LSC2008_SBurlatschenko.pdf. Accessed November 14, 2014.