Zoetis gains new label claim for ADVOCIN

Antimicrobial helps veterinarians and producers manage costly BRD.

Zoetis announced a new label claim for ADVOCIN (danofloxacin mesylate) Sterile Injectable Solution for control of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in high-risk cattle. Previously approved for treatment of BRD, a large multi-site study demonstrated that ADVOCIN was safe and effective for the control of BRD in beef cattle at high risk of developing BRD, Zoetis said.

Producers can now use ADVOCIN for control of BRD in high-risk cattle on arrival or take advantage of the short, four-day withdrawal time for treating respiratory disease late in the feeding period, the company added. ADVOCIN delivers what veterinarians expect from a fluoroquinolone and now offers added flexibility to use the product in two ways.

"The new ADVOCIN claim helps provide another way to control BRD with the fast-acting fluoroquinolone power of ADVOCIN," said Dr. Jeffrey Sarchet with Zoetis Beef Technical Services. "BRD remains one of the most economically impactful challenges facing the beef industry and is extremely difficult to diagnose. Choosing the right antimicrobials that help control and treat subclinical BRD is critical to cattle health, performance and the bottom line of any operation."

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