Novartis Animal Health has created a website exclusively for Nuplura PH, a new vaccine for beef and dairy cattle which provides fast-acting protection against bovine pneumonia caused by Mannheimia haemolytica, once known as Pasteurella haemolytica.
The website is www.nuplura.com. It offers information to help producers reduce the risk of calf pneumonia, shipping fever and bovine respiratory disease (BRD) complex by preventing Mannheimia haemolytica bacterial infections.
This particular bacteria is the one most frequently isolated from pneumonic lungs, says veterinarian Doug Scholz, director of veterinary services for Novartis Animal Health.
Scholz says that pathogen is a primary cause of severe pneumonia and death loss, as 29% of all U.S. cattle deaths are attributed to BRD.
Nuplura PH differs from other M. haemolytica vaccines because of the advanced cellular technology used to purify antigens in the vaccine. As the first and only U.S. cattle vaccine developed with recombinant technology, Nuplura PH contains only purified leukotoxoid to deliver the strongest immune response with minimal reactivity. It is the first new M. haemolytica vaccine available in the U.S. in more than 10 years.
In addition to disease information, prevention strategies and vaccination guidelines, the website also provides access to educational video clips, technical bulletins and email alerts.
"At Novartis Animal Health, our focus is on prevention," added Scholz. "Our goal is to help beef and dairy producers minimize the incidence of disease and economic burdens that come with managing and treating sick animals. All of the tools and information we've included on www.nuplura.com are designed to help cattle producers minimize the risk of BRD in their herds."
By "clicking" here, you've indicated an interest in the latest in agricultural technology, and we'd like to provide you with even more of What's New in the power-tech industry. To receive our bi-weekly e-newsletter on trends and developments in machinery and ag technology click here POWERIRON to join thousands of readers who receive our updates free of charge every other week.
For Willie Vogt's observations about the growth of technology in our industry, be sure to visit his FARMER IRON column.
In addition, if you have interest in livestock technology be sure to visit www.beefproducer.com for news and views and new products related to beef cattle and the beef industry.
And, there's always something new going on at our world-class show sites: