Merck Animal Health Receives FDA Approval for Novel Cattle Antibiotic

Merck Animal Health has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for AROVYN (tulathromycin injection) – a broad-spectrum prescription antibiotic that treats key organisms associated with bovine respiratory disease, foot rot and conjunctivitis.

“Merck Animal Health is delighted to add AROVYN to our comprehensive and reliable portfolio of cattle antimicrobials. AROVYN offers veterinarians a new option when prescribing tulathromycin, which has been proven to help treat some of the most common and costly bovine disease problems,” says David Sjeklocha. , DVM, Technical Services Manager, Merck Animal Health. “While following vaccination protocols can certainly help keep animals healthy, some animals will still get sick. The new AROVYN is intended for situations that require early diagnosis and an effective treatment program, so that animals can recover quickly.”

In beef cattle and non-lactating dairy cattle, AROVYN is indicated for the treatment of BRD and control of respiratory disease in animals at high risk of developing BRD associated with Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida, Histophilus somni and Mycoplasma bovis. It is also approved for the treatment of pink eye or infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis associated with Moraxella bovisas well as the treatment of footrot associated with Fusobacteria and Porphyromonas levii. In suckler calves, dairy calves and veal calves, AROVYN is indicated for the treatment of BRDs associated with M.haemolytica, P. multocida, H.somni and M.bovis.

“Our commitment to continuously improving the health and welfare of cattle drives our work to bring new vaccines, diagnostic technologies and antimicrobials to market,” says Sjeklocha. “Over the past 18 months, to help our customers better manage BRD, Merck Animal Health has introduced two innovative diagnostic technologies WHISPER ON ARRIVAL and SenseHub Feedlot, a first-of-its-kind intranasal vaccine BOVILIS NASALGEN 3-PMH and now AROVYN , an important antimicrobial in many livestock treatment protocols. »

AROVYN – a prescription antibiotic for cattle and pigs – will be available from or by order of a licensed veterinarian from May 2022 and will be available in 100, 250 and 500ml bottles.

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