The MS Easy Scan from Schippers is the first veterinarian scanner especially developed for intensive use. The casing is made of very durable, shockproof aluminum, and is water resistant and therefore easy to clean. The built-in LCD display (6-in. diameter) and the 5.0 MHZ probe offer an excellent image quality so that a reliable pregnancy diagnosis can be established at a very early stage. The scanner is lightweight and very compact.
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Ingelvac PRRS ATP is a new vaccine manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica for 3- to 18-week-old pigs to aid in the reduction of disease associated with the atypical, respiratory form of the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus. A 120-day duration of immunity extends protection throughout the finishing period. The modified-live virus vaccine has demonstrated protection against the PRRS virus in animals challenged with newer, more highly virulent strains. A single, 2 ml. dose is approved for administration intramuscularly into healthy, susceptible swine in PRRS virus-positive herds only. It is not to be used in adult breeding animals or in pregnant sows.
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The enhanced fogger pad from Glacier-Cor is designed to provide a cooler, drier, cleaner environment for livestock. The pad has three vertical stiffeners per 12 in. of width to help resist bowing. Wider glue lines increase the pad's strength and durability and improve the lifetime of the pad. Each pad is 12 in. wide for easy handling and installation.
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Seghers Newsham Genetics is offering a new line of lean, terminal sires selected for superior growth performance, feed efficiency and carcass lean. The SuperSire line features three terminal boars — the SuperSire UL (ultra lean), SuperSire XL (extremely lean) and SuperSire XM (exceptional meat). The company says that all three have excellent meat quality characteristics and are free of the stress gene and Napole gene. The line is also PRRS naïve and Mycoplasmal pneumonia naïve.
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QuickBayt is the new fly bait for housefly control from Bayer Corporation. The ready-to-use, dry scatter bait is said to work within 60 seconds or less. QuickBayt is the first fly control product to have imidacloprid, an ingredient that controls hard-to-kill flies resistant to organophosphates and carbamates. It also contains a unique combination of two fly attractants. Ingredients in QuickBayt are readily available to flies because the red, sugar-based granule has a porous surface that allows them to be released over time.
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Handheld Data System
PigChamp, Inc. has introduced an innovative, handheld, production data collection system. The trademarked, handheld IDS is a combination of a very rugged PSION Workabout computer and a powerful PigChamp software program. Workers can now record data in the barns and immediately download the information into their data systems. The handheld IDS validates the entries and reduces errors, plus saves time by eliminating the second manual data entry into the computer, resulting in quicker turnaround time of vital production management information, says the company.
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Phytase Feed Enzyme
Danisco Animal Nutrition has launched a new phytase feed enzyme, Phyzyme XP, following approval by FDA. The enzyme, a novel, microbial phytase produced in yeast, is available as both a liquid (Phyzyme XP 5000L) and dry granulate (Phyzyme XP 5000G). The liquid product is recommended for use in all pelleted feeds, applied post-pelleting.
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Welders can enjoy a positive atmosphere of filtered air within their welding helmets with the new Speedglas with Adflo, powered air-purifying respirator. The system is always used with a high-efficiency particle filter that can be stacked onto an optional Adflo cartridge filter for additional protection against organic, sulfur dioxide, chlorine and hydrogen chloride fume vapors. The user can selectively replace the high efficiency particle filter or the Adflo cartridge, as needed. An all-in-one design eliminates external batteries and battery cables. “Smart” electronics provide a nominal, minimum airflow of 6+ cfm at all times, regardless of battery charge or particle loading of the filter. Audible and LED alarms signal low airflow and low battery charge.
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