A formula for success
Although cows are generally resilient to clinical disease caused by
CHOOSE EPRINEX® – A FORMULA FOR SUCCESS
EPRINEX® can be trusted to remove damaging
- It is manufactured by Merial, tried and trusted parasite experts
- It has been relied on by farmers since 1997 – no other eprinomectin product has such heritage
- It has been proven in over 12 research studies, over 14 years, involving more than 8,000 cows across the world
EPRINEX® has been proven to have a long-lasting effect against worm species, including Ostertagia
14 days against
21 days against
28 days against
EPRINEX® has been delivering results for thousands of farmers for 20 years. Over 13,600,000 cows have been treated with EPRINEX® in the UK & ROI since *2000 with Zero milk withhold.
ZERO MILK WITHHOLD
Discarding milk is not an issue with EPRINEX®. Individual cows can be treated at any stage of production, including calving and lactation. The whole herd can be treated at grass or at housing to protect against worms and control external parasites.
Studies to investigate the impact of adverse climatic conditions on the performance of EPRINEX® have shown that it remains highly effective against worm species including Ostertagia
BROAD SPECTRUM CONTROL
EPRINEX® is licensed to control 15 species of gastrointestinal roundworm, including the immature, adult and inhibited stages of the major worm species Ostergia
In a comparative study, faecal egg output decreased the fastest in cattle treated with EPRINEX®. Significant reductions were seen as soon as the second day after treatment, and by day three, 88% of cattle were no longer shedding worm eggs.17
EPRINEX® is the only Pour-on proven in over 12 research studies, over 14 years, involving more than 8,000 cows across the world.
EPRINEX® has been proven to increase the milk yield in cows with
Trusted by farmers since its launch in 1997, millions of cows* around the world have been treated with it to control 15 species of worms and external parasites.
Our volume of evidence:
The cost of a
Dealing with parasites to ensure optimum productivity starts with youngstock. Dairy heifers in their first grazing season are naïve to parasites. Effective parasite control at this critical time is key to rearing healthy, productive heifers.
The parasite facts
- Left uncontrolled, parasite burdens will prevent dairy heifers from sustaining the growth rates of 0.7-0.8 kg/day required to achieve calving at 24 months
- A reduction in
liveweightdue to poor parasite control during the first grazing season will not be compensated for during the second season at grass, affected animals will remain lighter10
- Earlier onset of puberty and increased mammary development have been observed in strategically wormed heifers in comparison to those left untreated11, 12
- Appropriate parasite control in growing
youngstockcan help them reach target weights at the optimum age, and so increase their production potential
- Effective parasite control can reduce the costs associated with rearing replacement heifers
ASSESSING HERD PERFORMANCE
Studies have shown that
- Cows treated with EPRINEX® at calving have been shown to have improved calving to conception intervals13, 14, reducing time to get them back into calf
- Treating heifers is also beneficial, with higher conception rates at first service13 compared to untreated cattle
After calving, improved appetite and higher intake of dry matter
EPRINEX® EQUALS CONVENIENCE
- It can be used to treat at grass or at housing and there is zero milk withhold
- It is available in large backpack style bottles that are easy to use when treating large herds
- It comes in a range of pack sizes from 250ml to 5L
- The Breeze Applicator has been specially designed for EPRINEX® to ensure easy and accurate application
Infective larvae of the
Adult worms lay eggs, which are excreted in the faeces. The eggs hatch within the dung pat into young larvae (first, second and third stage larvae). The third infective stage larvae migrate onto the pasture, where they are ingested by grazing cattle, to complete the cycle.
* Taking into account the volume sold, over 13.6 million cows have been treated with EPRINEX® in the UK and Ireland since 2000, based on treating cows weighing 600kg.
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- Reist et al., Veterinary Record 151 (2002) 377-380
- Nodtvelt et al., Veterinary Parasitology 105 (2002) 191-206
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Perriaet al., Veterinary Parasitol 198 (2013) 345-350
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lakeCity, USA, 2000
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