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Bio-Vet ParturX ® Drench and Paste

ParturX® drench is available in 1 gallon (3.785 L) jugs.

Bio-Vet introduces ParturX®, a unique supplement that addresses the two most common metabolic issues in cows after  calving: short term calcium deficiency (milk fever) and negative energy balance (ketosis).

ParturX® Drench and ParturX® Paste both supply high levels of calcium, vitamins, magnesium, and propylene glycol. Each dose of ParturX® Drench and ParturX® Paste supplies 12 grams of niacin, the recommended level needed for fresh cows to aid liver function. ParturX® helps cows maintain blood glucose levels and restore a positive energy balance after calving.

ParturX® also is the only product of its kind to contain a full feeding of yeast culture to support rumen function and appetite.

Research has shown over 50 percent of second lactation and older cows suffer from low blood calcium, which may lead to milk fever. Additionally, over 40 percent of all cows suffer from subclinical ketosis at calving. Dry matter intake on calving day also can drop to 40 to 50 percent of normal.

ParturX® paste is sold in 400 gram tubes

ParturX® drench is available in 1 gallon (3.785 L) jugs. ParturX® paste is sold in 400 gram tubes and may be applied with standard tube guns. Feeding rates for ParturX®:

• Drench: 200 ml per cow per day (1 gallon jug contains about 19 doses)

• Paste: 1 tube (400 g) per cow per day

For more information, contact Bio-Vet at 1-800-246-8381 or visit

AgriLabs’ ACHIEVE with Cryptex

AgriLabs unveiled it line of products designed specifically to support the natural immunity of calves. ACHIEVE with Cryptex is an all-natural formula developed to bolster the ability of newborns to withstand disease stressors like scours, the leading cause of neonatal loss accounting for up to 46% of calf deaths.

ACHIEVE is a highly palatable, easy-to-use and extremely digestible paste that is scientifically formulated for newborns with:

• Targeted egg-yolk proteins, combating common pathogens that cause malnutrition and scours.

• Lactic acid-producing bacteria, glutamine and inulin, combining to crowd out harmful bacteria in the gut, support intestinal health and foster the growth of beneficial bacteria.

• Cryptex, a precisely formulated polysaccharide and thermally-activated carbon mixture, gives ACHIEVE its characteristic black color. It removes pathogenic toxins from the intestine and creates a hostile environment for pathogens such as Cryptosporidium, a major cause of protozoal diarrhea.

ACHIEVE with Cryptex is available from AgriLabs distributors and local dealers (

Gehl model V330 Skid Loader

Gehl introduced the model V330 Skid Loader, featuring more than 131 inches of near-vertical lift height.

Gehl introduced the model V330 Skid Loader, featuring more than 131 inches of near-vertical lift height and a powerful 84-horsepower turbo-diesel engine with a rated operating capacity of 3,300 lbs.

The lift arm design provides optimal views to the sides of the loader and a direct line-of-sight to the bucket cutting edge. Thick steel plating braces the lift arm, providing additional strength and durability.

The new V330 Skid Loader features a powerful Yanmar turbocharged diesel engine with 215 lbf-ft. peak torque. Horsepower and torque are enhanced with a high-performance drive train. Equipped with electronic engine control and a foot throttle, the V330 can be operated at partial throttle as the workload allows for lower sound levels and reduced fuel consumption.

A 36.3-gpm high-flow auxiliary hydraulics option is designed to handle virtually every high-performance attachment. And unique to the V330 Skid Loader, the Hydraglide™ Ride Control System is featured as standard equipment.

The entire ROPS/FOPS assembly on the V330 Skid Loader tips rearward on a hydraulic lift for easy internal service access.

For more information, visit the official Gehl V330 website at or contact the Gehl literature hotline at 800-628-0491.

Kuhn Knight AccuSpread Spinner Discharge

Kuhn North America, Inc., introduced the new AccuSpread® spinner discharge for PSC Series ProSpread® commercial apron box spreaders.

Kuhn North America, Inc., introduced the new AccuSpread® spinner discharge for PSC Series ProSpread® commercial apron box spreaders. This option gives operators the ability to spread at low rates with the most accurate material placement.

The AccuSpread spinner discharge features twin spinner discs, each fitted with three shear bolt-secured, replaceable paddles. A heavy-duty metering gate gives operators the ability to spread nutrient-dense materials at low rates to take best advantage of the nutrient value. Rugged horizontal beaters, with cast teeth, maintain excellent durability and provide efficient material breakup, for consistent spreading of dry, flowable materials up to a 60-foot spread width. A swing-out rear door offers a secure enclosure for the discharge system and is equipped with an adjustable lower deflector to direct the flow of material onto the spinner discs. An optional headland deflector provides simple, easy control of spreading width. The AccuSpread spinner discharge is one of three beater options available on the PSC Series that includes truck and trailer models with capacities of 610, 710 and 810 heaped cubic feet.

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SyrVet livestock prod

SyrVet, Inc. will introduce the SyrVet™ Livestock Prod to dealers on March 1.

SyrVet, Inc. will release the SyrVet™ Livestock Prod for the safe and effective movement and handling of livestock. Its features  include a durable solid state electronic motor, a safety clip, and a one-year limited warranty on electronics (certain conditions apply). The prod’s tip does NOT retain a charge after release of the trigger button, meaning no accidental shocks. Superbly balanced, the prod’s rugged, tough design is water resistant and comes in three shaft lengths: 22”, 34”, and 44”. The high impact polymer shafts work with Magrath® handle units, and the motor is interchangeable with most Hot Shot® prods. Size “C” SyrVet Livestock Prod Batteries are also available and work in any prod using “C” batteries.

SyrVet Livestock Prods will be ready to ship to dealers as of March 1, 2011. For more information, visit or call customer service at 1-800-727-5203.

Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health reintroducing Vista® vaccine line to

Summit NJ, Jan. 21, 2011 – Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health is reintroducing to the United States market the Vista® vaccine line, which provides dairy veterinarians and producers with the most complete protection available against the most common and costly bovine respiratory and reproductive diseases.

Vista vaccines protect dairy cattle against Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR), Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD Type 1 and Type 2), Parainfluenza3 (PI3), Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus (BRSV), leptospirosis, vibriosis, Mannheimia haemolytica and Pasteurella multocida.

The Vista line of vaccines was introduced to the market in 2005 with more research supporting its safety and efficacy than any other cattle vaccine at the time. A stop sale was issued on the vaccine in 2009 due to a variability issue with the BRSV antigen. Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to resolve the issue and is pleased to welcome back this cattle vaccine to its portfolio and the market with even more research that confirms its superior respiratory and reproductive disease protection.

“Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health is committed to providing innovative, high-quality animal-health products that dairy veterinarians and producers trust,” says Ron Bryant, who leads the U.S. non-confined beef and dairy cattle business for Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health. “We are excited to welcome back Vista to our portfolio of products, are committed to being a reliable supplier and are confident Vista will deliver the protection needed to keep dairy animals healthy and productive.”

Respiratory protection

Vista provides the most complete protection from bovine respiratory disease (BRD), commonly known as pneumonia, which is the most prevalent disease in calves older than 30 days. Long-term effects of pneumonia include a negative impact on growth, reproductive performance, milk production and longevity.

Vista provides the following respiratory health benefits:

  • The only avirulent-live culture Mannheimia haemolytica/Pasteurella multocida protection combined with a five-way modified-live viral (MLV)
  • At least 182-day duration of immunity (DOI) for IBR and 206- and 200-day DOI for BVD Type 1 and Type 2, respectively
  • BRSV protection in a single-dose
  • Proven cell-mediated immunity (CMI) response to IBR, BVD Type 1 and Type 2 and BRSV viruses

Avirulent-live advantages

Vista Once SQ is the only avirulent-live culture Mannheimia haemolytica/Pasteurella multocida protection combined with a MLV five-way viral. Mannheimia haemolytica and Pasteurella multocida are common causes of BRD, and Vista’s unique avirulent-live technology helps lead to a more complete immune response.

“Vista’s avirulent-live M. haemolytica and P. multocida fractions provide an immune response that more closely simulates that occurring in natural infection,” says Scott Nordstrom, D.V.M., director of Dairy Technical Services for Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health. “This provides a more comprehensive level of immunity compared to killed vaccines. In addition, its non-adjuvanted formulation reduces reactions and minimizes tissue damage.”

Reproductive protection

Vista provides the most complete protection from reproductive diseases in cattle, including IBR, BVD Type 1, BVD Type 2, leptospirosis and vibriosis. Reproductive diseases reduce conception rates, cause abortion and reduce calving percentages.

Vista provides the following reproductive health benefits:

  • At least 217-day DOI for IBR and 206-day DOI for BVD Type 1 and Type 2
  • Persistent and fetal (congenital) infection protection for BVD Type 1 and Type 2
  • Protection against Leptospira hardjo, including L. borgpetersenii serovar hardjo-bovis – available in a five-way viral / five-way Lepto combination
  • IBR abortion protection
  • Prevention of L. hardjo-bovis urinary shedding
  • Single-dose L. hardjo-bovis protection
  • Campylobacter fetus protection

Complete fetal protection

Vista is the only vaccine labeled for BVD Type 1 and Type 2 protection throughout the entire pregnancy, offering complete fetal protection. Vista provides protection for both persistent infection, for less than 120 days of gestation, and for fetal (or congenital) infection, after 120 days of gestation.

“It’s important to protect the fetus during the entire pregnancy and not just the first 120 days,” Nordstrom says. “Research1 has demonstrated that if a cow contracts an acute BVD infection after 120 days of pregnancy, the virus still can infect the unborn calf and have devastating effects.”

“Infected animals may not live through the pregnancy, may be born with congenital abnormalities or be born looking perfectly normal,” Nordstrom says. “However, these calves can get acutely sick more than twice as often as unaffected calves, and heifers can be delayed in getting pregnant.”

No impact on milk production

For dairy producers, the impact their management practices may have on milk production is a key consideration, and their vaccination programs are no exception. Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health has conducted numerous studies to evaluate vaccination effects on milk production, and its products consistently compare to saline. In comparing Vista 5 L5 SQ to saline2, there has been no statistically significant difference in milk production.

“Dairy producers can be confident that their dairy cows won’t drop in milk production when using Vista,” Nordstrom says. “Vista is manufactured using technology that minimizes the amount of endotoxin in the vaccine, which limits negative side effects from vaccination.”


Vista vaccines are available in the following presentations:

Vista Once SQ: 10 and 50-dose; avirulent-live culture for M. haemolytica and P. multocida; MLV

for IBR, BVD Type 1 and Type 2, PI3 and BRSV

Vista 5 SQ: 10 and 50-dose; MLV for IBR, BVD Type 1 and Type 2, PI3 and BRSV
Vista 5 L5 SQ: 5, 10 and 50-dose; MLV for IBR, BVD Type 1 and Type 2, PI3 and BRSV; Leptospira: L. canicola, L. grippotyphosa, L. hardjo (including the L. borgpetersenii serovar hardjo-bovis), L. icterohaemorrhagiae and L. pomona
Vista 5 VL5 SQ: 10 and 50-dose; MLV for IBR, BVD Type 1 and Type 2, PI3 and BRSV; Leptospira: L. canicola, L. grippotyphosa, L. hardjo (including the L. borgpetersenii serovar hardjo-bovis), L. icterohaemorrhagiae, L. pomona; and Campylobacter fetus
Vista 3 SQ: 50-dose; MLV for IBR, BVD Type 1 and Type 2
Vista 3 VL5 SQ: 10 and 50-dose; MLV for IBR, BVD Type 1 and Type 2; Leptospira:

L. canicola, L. grippotyphosa, L. hardjo (including the L. borgpetersenii serovar hardjo-bovis), L. icterohaemorrhagiae, L. pomona; and Campylobacter fetus

Vista vaccines are available through veterinarians and animal-health suppliers. Producers are encouraged to work with their veterinarians to design a vaccination-management program appropriate for their herds.

For more information about Vista, or to learn more about Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health’s full line of innovative, high-quality cattle health products, call customer service at 1-800-521-5767 or visit

1 American Journal of Veterinary Research, Vol. 64, No. 3

2 Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health Technical Bulletin

Virtus iPad Dairy App available on iTunes

Virtus Nutrition launched the Omega Value Calculator, the first iPad app designed specifically for the dairy industry. The free app hosts a wealth of information on omega fatty acid technology for dairy producers, nutritionists, veterinarians, and others interested in projecting potential returns on feeding a modern dairy diet that is accurately balanced with the proper amount of Omega‐3s and Omega‐6s at the right stage of lactation.

Virtus Nutrition has developed this app to help producers make more rigorously informed buying decisions about the inclusion of timed and balanced Omegas in their dairy diets and to provide a mobile reference hub of performance data, both at the university and on the dairy.

The application, available free through Virtus Nutrition and iTunes, is designed to support progressive dairy professionals interested in gathering nutrition information in new ways and using it to chart a more stable and profitable business course. “In the dairy industry today, many things are out of our control and margins are squeezed. Producers need to take an offensive stance by leveraging all advantages available,” says Matt Swanson, owner of Virtus Nutrition. “Omega Nutrition technology is exactly the tool the industry is seeking. With the new Virtus iPad app, leading edge solutions to enhanced profitability are just a touch away.”

This app is the latest example of a continuing effort by Virtus Nutrition to provide practical, cutting edge technology solutions for the dairy industry. The way producers are accessing information is rapidly changing and the new Omega Value Calculator for iPad is an innovative, interactive mobile platform that gives producers more control with decision making tools to improve the profitability of their dairies.

The Virtus Nutrition iPad app includes:

1) The Omega Value CalculatorTM to compute the projected return on investment from feeding a diet that is balanced with the right levels of omega‐3s and omega‐6s and able to deliver them at the right time in the right place;

2) Current university and field research on omega fatty acid nutrition, including research on Virtus Nutrition’s Prequel 21 with omega‐6s and StrataG with EPA and DHA omega‐3s;

3) Information on the Omega Nutrition Solution program by Virtus Nutrition and a locater tool to assist users in contacting their local Virtus Nutrition representative for additional Omega product information and personal support for the Omega Value Calculator.

For more information regarding Virtus Nutrition’s iPad application or the Omega Nutrition Solution, go to or email

Valley Irrigation introduces longest span

Valley Irrigation introduced additional span lengths, including the industry’s longest span — the 8000 series, 225-foot span. The company also has increased the span length on other 7000 and 8000 series machines.
With the introduction of longer span options and the recent introduction of the Valley Bender30 (increasing acres by bending any drive unit at a 30-degree angle, retrofitting existing pivots or new machines) can maximize output potential.

Pioneer Hi-Bred: Optimum® AQUAmaxTM hybrids

DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred launched a new generation of corn hybrids developed and tested to help deliver a yield advantage in water-limited environments, allowing growers to minimize risk and maximize productivity. These hybrids will be offered to growers under the Optimum® AQUAmaxTM brand name.
These hybrids, introduced for planting in 2011, contain a collection of native corn traits that improve water access and utilization and deliver greater yields in water-limited conditions. The initial class of Optimum AQUAmax innovations will include five hybrid platforms across a range of maturities and technology packages. While the 2011 launch size is limited and primarily targeted in the western Corn Belt, the technology advancement is an important milestone toward the longer-term objective of bringing breeding and biotechnology solutions to drought-prone environments. 
Optimum AQUAmax hybrids are developed through Pioneer’s proprietary Accelerated Yield Technology (AYTTM) system.
This is a suite of tools, including molecular breeding techniques, which allows research to rapidly scan and identify genes responsible for increasing yields and other beneficial traits. The AYTTM system allows Pioneer to bring products with key native genes to market faster. 
Within the Pioneer research network, its targeted drought program includes eight managed stress testing locations in Woodland, Calif.; Garden City, Kan.; LaSalle, Colo.; Manhattan, Kan.; Plainview, Texas; Kinston, N.C.; and Viluco, Chile. 
Optimum AQUAmax hybrids are being marketed under the Optimum® brand name of the Pioneer family of traits, products and accompanying programs that enable growers to be more productive with choices to meet their individual needs.

Pfizer Animal Health: E. Coli Bacterial Extract vaccine with SRP® technology

Pfizer Animal Health announced the availability of E. coli Bacterial Extract vaccine* with SRP® technology, the first vaccine demonstrated to reduce E. coli O157 shedding and prevalence at the source — inside the cattle.
E. Coli Bacterial Extract vaccine with SRP technology is an effective management tool to reduce the prevalence and shedding of E. coli O157 without any production setbacks. Data from a recently published study indicated that vaccination at the feedlot reduced E. coli O157 contamination among cattle by 85%. Of those cattle still positive for E. coli O157, there was a 98% reduction in total remaining pathogen load.
E. coli is an economically devastating problem that has resulted in billions of dollars in lost demand and costs associated with recalls. The beef industry spends more than $350 million annually on improving beef safety, and much of this effort goes toward E. coli O157.3
E. Coli Bacterial Extract vaccine with SRP® technology is manufactured by Epitopix LLC. Pfizer Animal Health acquired global rights to the vaccine earlier this year and is the exclusive distributor. For more information, producers should contact their Pfizer Animal Health representative or their veterinarian.