Elanco Animal Health announced that U.S. poultry producers have a new therapeutic tool to help control an illness that can threaten the health of their flocks and the profitability of their operations. With the recent approval of a new, expanded label, Tylan Soluble is now approved for the control of mortality caused by necrotic enteritis associated with Clostridium perfringens in broiler chickens.
Necrotic enteritis is a prevalent disease that inflicts a significant cost on poultry producers through increased mortality rates and reduced bird performance. Combined clinical and subclinical forms of the disease cost producers around the world an estimated $2 billion annually.
Elanco technical consulting manager Dr. Sara Steinlage said the new Tylan Soluble label gives producers a valuable therapeutic tool. "In a U.S. survey, we found nearly 70% of all producers and veterinarians reported clostridial or necrotic enteritis problems in their flocks at some point. The majority expected the problem to become more severe in the years ahead," Steinlage said.
As a water-soluble product, the product eliminates the need to formulate new rations or wait for bins to empty, nor does it require flushing or sequencing. The new claim reflects Elanco’s ongoing commitment to bring innovation to the poultry industry.
Steinlage emphasized that while Tylan Soluble has a new, prescription-only label, the product itself remains unchanged.
"Customers’ existing stock of Tylan Soluble is unaffected by the label change," she said. "As before, Tylan Soluble can be used as an aid in the treatment and control of chronic respiratory disease associated with Mycoplasma gallisepticum or Mycoplasma synoviae in broilers and broiler-breeders. The concentration, quality and the manufacturing processes for Tylan Soluble remain the same. The expanded label claim simply provides producers with a new tool to control necrotic enteritis."
CAUTION: Federal (USA) law restricts his drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.
Important Safety Information: Avoid contact with human skin. Chickens must not be slaughtered for food within 24 hours after treatment. Do not use in layers producing eggs for human consumption.