Cattle producers and veterinarians now have a new management tool for added reproductive efficiency. Zoetis introduced Nov. 24 LUTALYSE HighCon Injection (dinoprost tromethamine injection), a high-concentration formula of the LUTALYSE Injection (dinoprost injection) approved for use in dairy and beef cattle.
The higher-concentration formula of LUTALYSE HighCon allows for a 2 mL dose, which provides more doses per bottle, thus fewer bottle changes, and a quicker, more-convenient administration.
"Zoetis heard customers' requests for greater convenience and flexibility, so we committed to developing a new, relevant, on-label reproductive solution," said Dr. Richard Wallace, senior veterinarian with Zoetis Dairy Technical Services. "Besides the higher concentration formula, LUTALYSE HighCon delivers the same benefits of LUTALYSE but with additional distinguishable improvements."
According to Zoetis, LUTALYSE HighCon is the first and only prostaglandin on the market licensed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration for subcutaneous administration in addition to intramuscular administration. This approval allows producers and veterinarians flexible administration options while allowing them to abide by strict Dairy Animal Care & Quality Assurance as well as Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) standards, in turn, minimizing potential injection site blemishes.
To fit varying herd management needs, Zoetis said LUTALYSE HighCon is available in three bottle sizes — 20 mL, 100 mL and 250 mL. It’s important to note that LUTALYSE HighCon is approved for use in cattle only, and is not for use in equine or swine like LUTALYSE.
Fixed time insemination
Like LUTALYSE, LUTALYSE HighCon is approved for use with FACTREL Injection (gonadorelin injection) to synchronize estrous cycles to allow for fixed-time artificial insemination (FTAI) in lactating dairy cows. FTAI with FACTREL and LUTALYSE or LUTALYSE HighCon can help improve reproductive efficiency. It also gives producers the flexibility to implement many of the popular synchronization programs recommended by the Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council.