MADISON, N.J. — June 19, 2012 — Pfizer Animal Health announces the availability of two new brands, ALVERIN™ PLUS (ivermectin/clorsulon) and FLUNIXAMINE® (flunixin meglumine), providing additional animal health tools for producers and veterinarians. Both products offer a high-quality, competitively priced animal health option from Pfizer Animal Health for ivermectin/clorsulon and flunixin meglumine.
ALVERIN PLUS treats and controls important parasites in cattle such as adult liver flukes, gastrointestinal roundworms, lungworms, cattle grubs, sucking lice and mange mites. ALVERIN PLUS is available in 500 mL and 1,000 mL plastic bottles for ease of handling.
FLUNIXAMINE is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for use in cattle and horses. For cattle, FLUNIXAMINE is indicated for the control of pyrexia associated with bovine respiratory disease (BRD), endotoxemia and acute bovine mastitis. It also is indicated for the control of inflammation in endotoxemia. For horses, FLUNIXAMINE is recommended for the alleviation of inflammation and pain associated with musculoskeletal disorders. It also is recommended for the alleviation of visceral pain associated with colic. Your veterinarian can help ensure proper dosing and administration of FLUNIXAMINE, now available in 100 mL and 250 mL glass bottles.
As with all products in the Pfizer Animal Health portfolio, ALVERIN PLUS and FLUNIXAMINE are backed by expert technical support.
“ALVERIN PLUS and FLUNIXAMINE allow Pfizer Animal Health the opportunity to deliver a wider portfolio of products, giving veterinarians, producers and owners expanded access to innovative products, solutions and services,” says Roger Saltman, DVM, MBA, group director, Cattle and Equine Technical Services, Pfizer Animal Health. “Whether we are expanding our product lines or providing world-class customer and technical support, our goal remains the same — to help keep animals healthy.”
In addition to quality services and products such as ALVERIN PLUS and FLUNIXAMINE, Pfizer Animal Health provides industry support through training and education, research and development, and investment in the future of the veterinary profession and in the beef and equine industries.
For more information about ALVERIN PLUS or FLUNIXAMINE, talk with your veterinarian, your animal health supplier or Pfizer Animal Health Customer Service at 855-4AH-PFIZER (855-424-7349).
Important Safety Information for ALVERIN PLUS: Do not treat cattle within 49 days of slaughter. Because a withdrawal time in milk has not been established, do not use in female dairy cattle of breeding age. A withdrawal period has not been established for this product in pre-ruminating calves. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal. For use in cattle only – use in other animal species may result in severe adverse reactions, including fatality in dogs.
Important Safety Information for FLUNIXAMINE: Cattle must not be slaughtered for human consumption within four days of the last treatment. Milk that has been taken during treatment and for 36 hours after the last treatment must not be used for food. Not for use in dry dairy cows. A withdrawal period has not been established for this product in pre-ruminating calves. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal. Do not use in bulls intended for breeding. Not for use in horses intended for food. Approved only for intravenous administration in cattle. Intramuscular administration has resulted in violative residues in the edible tissues of cattle sent to slaughter.
Source: Pfizer Animal Health