Thern, Inc. has expanded its line of winch options with the introduction of a new stainless steel hand winch series. The Titan series of hand winches are fabricated of 304 grade stainless steel and feature solid steel, machine cut gears; gear covers; and automatic brakes. Titan winches are available in three models, offering lifting load capacities of 600, 900 and 1,300 lb. Titan series winches carry a six-month warranty and are available for custom order. For more information, log onto www.thern.com., e-mail info@thern.com or call toll-free (800) 843-7648.

Swine Respiratory Disease

Pfizer Animal Health has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for Excenel RTU EZ Sterile Suspension for the treatment and control of swine respiratory disease. Studies show that Excenel RTU EZ (ceftiofur hydrochloride) is significantly more syringeable than Excenel RTU, while maintaining the same rapid action, efficacy and safety profile. In the more than 20 years since ceftiofur was introduced as a livestock respiratory antibiotic, the susceptibility of targeted pathogens has not changed appreciably. The product features a four-day, pre-slaughter withdrawal period, making it suited for use as an antibiotic in the finishing phase. “Excenel RTU EZ offers the same effective treatment and protection against major swine bacterial pneumonia pathogens, but is now easier to administer. The new packaging (yellow skirt color) makes bottle identification much easier, and will help reduce the chance of confusion between products when used on the farm,” explains Steve Sornsen, DVM, director of swine veterinary services for Pfizer Animal Health. The intramuscular injection of Excenel RTU EZ provides therapeutic plasma concentrations in less than one hour to effectively treat and control these other pathogens: Actinobacillus pleuropneumonia, Pasteurella multocida, Salmonella cholerasuis and Streptococcus suis type 2. Visit www.EXCENELRTUEZ.com.

Used Equipment Web Site

John Deere offers a completely overhauled and redesigned MachineFinder Web site (www.MachineFinder.com) to make it easier to find used equipment. The site features a revamped search and browsing system, built-in shipping integration and the ability to save searches. Customers can more easily find and review pre-owned agricultural, construction, forestry, commercial and residential equipment from the company's network of authorized dealers. Google maps provide views of equipment location, one-step driving directions, equipment photos and comprehensive equipment information. The site is also integrated with uShip.com (www.uship.com), an online shipping marketplace featuring a network of specialized tractor and heavy equipment haulers. The uShip integration on MachineFinder provides customers with the ability to obtain immediate shipping cost estimates and receive competitive bids for transporting equipment purchased through MachineFinder. For more information, go to www.JohnDeere.com.

Software Programs

Farm Works has introduced a new version of software called Farm Works Version 2009. Changes in the software include an improved cash flow statement, expanded budget comparison report, detailed weather records and additional supply categories for manure and water. Mapping improvements include batch importing and exporting of background maps, display of angled text and streamlined job importing (for reading data such as yield maps). Field solutions (Site Map) include a new interface for more map area, larger buttons for quick data entry, easier field selection using a new interface, and improved synchronization to accommodate the transfer of files to the proper client/farm/field/crop year on the desktop solutions. The Update Service Plan includes Version 2009, 12 months of downloadable updates, 12 months of phone support and 20% off Farm Works classes. For more information, click on www.farmworks.com.

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