British Cattle Veterinary Association update on availability of milking cow tubes as at 17 November 2020
An update on the supply problems with the following lactating cow intramammary antibiotics:
- Synulox Lactating Cow Intramammary Suspension – Anticipated Resolution Date: first quarter of 2021
- Tetra-Delta Intramammary Suspension – Anticipated Resolution Date: first quarter of 2021
- Ubro Yellow Milking Cow Intramammary Suspension – Product discontinued: no return date
- Multiject IMM Intramammary Suspension – Anticipated Resolution Date: February 2021
- Albiotic 330mg/100mg Intramammary Solution – Anticipated Resolution Date: December 2020
- Mastiplan LC, 300mg/20mg Intramammary Suspension – Anticipated Resolution Date: End of November 2020
- Cobactan MC Intramammary Suspension for Lactating Cows – Anticipated Resolution Date: December 2020
- Combiclav Intramammary Suspension for Lactating Cows – Anticipated Resolution Date: January 2021
- Cefimam LC, 75 mg Intramammary Ointment for Lactating Cows – Anticipated Resolution Date: Product discontinued: no return date
The following lactating cow intramammary products have been reported as available for veterinary surgeons to purchase:
- Ubropen 600 mg Intramammary Suspension for Lactating Cows
- Ubrolexin Intramammary Suspension for Lactating Dairy Cows
- Procapen Injector 3g intramammary suspension for cattle
- Orbenin L.A. 200mg Intramammary Suspension
- Pathocef 250mg Intramammary Suspension* (HP-CIA and should only be used where the culture and sensitivity data support its use)
Do You Want to Avoid TB testing Every 6 Months?
There is now another powerful reason to start measuring and managing infectious disease in your herd using a Cattle Health Certification Standards (CHeCS) health plan (e.g. the Premium Cattle Health Scheme, PCHS, run by the Scottish Agricultural College). From January 2019 herds in the High Risk Area, (which includes Dorset), which have had a reactor in the last 5 years, will have to TB test EVERY SIX MONTHS. However, some exceptions will be made for lower risk herds, which will remain on annual testing. ‘Lower risk herds’ includes those engaging in a CHeCS TB herd accreditation scheme with at least a year of clear tests since their last breakdown (scoring Level 1), with Defra stating that such keepers ‘should be rewarded for their explicit commitment to managing their TB risks’. Bredy Vets use the Scottish Agricultural College’s Premium Cattle Health Scheme to guide disease management and reduction, which can include TB management. The PCHS is CHeCS accredited.
More information on TB control and CHeCs is here. Please contact us if you would like to use the PCHS to reduce both your disease status and halve your TB testing interval.
You can read the Governments “Bovine TB: Proposals to simplify surveillance testing in the High Risk Area of England and other disease control measures” published May 2019 here.
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