The Agroscan pregnancy detector and backfat measurer from Cotran Corporation weighs just over 3 lb. and features a built-in battery. It is equipped with a dual frequency probe (3, 5/5 MHz) and uses a 5.2-in. high-resolution screen, producing exceptional images in any situation. Producers can now detect a sow's pregnancy as early as 19 days. Cysts and metritis are also easy to see.
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Pharmacia Animal Health's Lincomix Feed Medication has been cleared for use in the control of Porcine Proliferative Enteropathy, commonly known as ileitis. Lincomix is the only FDA-approved product labeled for control of ileitis and reduction in severity of Mycoplasmal pneumonia. For ileitis control, Lincomix should be fed at 40 g./ton. When Lincomix is administered at its approved dose of 200 g./ton to reduce the severity of mycoplasma, pigs are automatically covered for ileitis. The company says research trials have proven that Lincomix reduced shedding of Lawsonia intracellularis, the organism that causes ileitis, and reduced the severity of the disease.
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Ro-Main's new Contact-O-Max articulation system, for efficient heat detection and artificial insemination, can turn 90° corners without having to remove the boar from the cart. The system also utilizes a bar system, preventing the boar from lying down and restricting its field of vision. A brake, glider and roller system permits closer nose-to-nose contact.
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ImmTech Biologicals announces the availability of M-HyoGard Bacterin, an innovative bacterin for aiding prevention of lung lesions due to swine enzootic pneumonia, caused by Mycoplasmal pneumonia. Vaccination with the bacterin is recommended for healthy pigs two weeks of age or older. Studies have shown that M-HyoGard can dramatically reduce pig lung lesions and improve weight gains.
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Schering-Plough Animal Health has received flexible-dose labeling for M+Pac, making it the first Mycoplasmal pneumonia vaccine on the market to provide two dosing choices from one bottle. Previously labeled for a two-dose regimen, M+Pac is now also approved as a one-dose application, allowing producers to only stock one product instead of two, according to the company. For one-dose use, pigs can be vaccinated at 6 weeks of age or older with a 2-ml. injection. For a two-dose regimen, the product is labeled for vaccination 7 to 10 days of age with 1 ml., followed by a booster 14 days later with 1 ml.
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High Airflow Capacity Exhaust Fan
Munters Corporation offers an exhaust fan for applications requiring high airflow capacity. The fan's square housing and air conveyor are made of strong, galvanized sheet-steel, and the propeller design is self-cleaning, allowing for high airflow efficiency. The fan is energy efficient and produces low noise and vibration.
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Stainless Steel Gestation Stall
The All 304 stainless steel gestation stalls have been introduced by Thorp Equipment, Inc. The never-rusting stalls feature a drop back for ease in artificial insemination and a slam latch system for ease in animal handling. It is available in 22-in. or 24-in. widths and a straight or slanted front. A standard, stainless steel feed tube with optional stainless steel trough is sold in 10-ft. sections.
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Milk Jug Fly Trap
Farnam Companies, Inc. introduces the new Milk Jugg Trap. Used with an ordinary plastic milk jug, the product can trap more than 35,000 flies, says the company. The product includes a reusable trapping device that fits on a standard-sized plastic milk jug, plus a natural fly attractant (no insecticides are used).
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Kaycan Siding introduces AgriTuff vinyl panels to create smooth, easy-maintenance walls and ceilings with low adhesion for dirt or animal wastes. The interlocking design discourages insect pests, while its bright white surface reflects and makes the most of available light, says Kaycan. AgriTuff panels come in a choice of three patterns and a brushed finish.
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All-Aluminum Livestock Trailer
M.H. Eby, Inc. introduces the Maverick LS Series, a line of all-aluminum livestock trailers for small- to mid-size livestock operations. Designed to be pulled by light-duty trucks or SUVs, the new bumper-hitch trailers feature a reduced width of 6 ft. 5 in. Available in floor lengths of 13 ft. and 16 ft.
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