Norbrook has introduced Tulieve, a generic tulathromycin injectable, to its comprehensive and extensive portfolio of anti-infective products available to veterinarians for use in food animals.
According to Eric Moore, DVM, director of technical services for Norbrook, Tulieve is a rapidly- absorbed, long-lasting single-shot antibiotic that has proven highly effective against a broad spectrum of bacterial pathogens that affect beef cattle, non-lactating dairy cattle and swine.
“Tulieve, like other tulathromycin injectables, is a semi-synthetic macrolide class of bacteriostatic antimicrobials that disrupts protein synthesis of both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria,” said Dr. Moore. “That’s what makes this class of antibiotics so effective against a broad spectrum of diseases, especially respiratory diseases in cattle and swine.”
Dr. Moore noted that Tulieve can be administered in a low-volume dose and has a short 18-day withdrawal time for beef and 5-day withdrawal for swine, giving veterinarians and producers more flexibility and options when it comes to managing sick animals. Those options also include four different sizes of Tulieve: Exclusive 1 liter, 500 mL (both in hanger bottles), 250 mL and 100 mL.
“Tulieve, from Norbrook, is the only generic tulathromycin available in plastic bottles, making it easier for veterinarians and producers to handle while reducing the risk of product loss due to breakage.”
With the introduction of Tulieve, a macrolide, Norbrook adds a fifth class of chemistry to its anti-infective portfolio, making it the most comprehensive line of antimicrobial treatment options available from one company.