|Virbac has introduced Deltanil®, a deltamethrin-based Pour On solution indicated in dairy and beef cattle for use against flies and lice with a zero milk withdrawal period. It is also effective in sheep against ticks, lice, keds and blowfly strike and against lice and ticks in lambs.Deltanil is presented for use via an innovative FARMPACK and Flexibag dispensing system. It offers farmers a new, convenient approach to treatment, combining easy application with freedom of movement for the farmer during administration and the flexibility of a long stability period once the product is opened.|
The FARMPACK is a light, robust backpack which holds a 2.5 litre Flexibag of Deltanil solution, sufficient for the treatment of 250 cattle.
The Flexibag is a flexible, multi-layered, multi-component bag designed to protect and preserve medication, giving Deltanil a unique two year proven stability period after opening. This reduces waste as any remaining product can be used for further treatments during the season and can be stored safely for up to two years. Unopened, Deltanil has a three year shelf life.
The FARMPACK and Flexibag were jointly awarded the 2014 PharmaPack Award for Innovative Packaging.
Administering the product using the FARMPACK and Flexibag dispensing system is simple and efficient, saving the farmer time and reducing stress for both farmer and animals. The FARMPACK’s E-lock system offers a secure connection between the Flexibag and the dispensing gun hose, reducing the risk of leakage.
Virbac Product Manager for Large Animals Brigitte Goasduf MRCVS said: “External parasites are a year-round threat to dairy and beef herds and can have a significant economic impact on yields. With the launch of Deltanil, we are offering a new approach to product application, one which is ideally suited to the practical conditions on farm and which addresses the challenges often faced in using pour ons.
“We believe that Deltanil, with its zero milk withdrawal period for dairy cattle and sheep and innovative FARMPACK and Flexibag dispensing system, sets a new standard for products of this type.
“Deltanil is based on deltamethrin, a tried and trusted parasiticide. It offers a convenient approach to administration with a 10ml dosage per cow, irrespective of weight, and is presented in two sizes – the 2.5 litre Flexibag and a 1litre dispensing bottle. The 1litre bottle offers a year’s stability once opened. The dosage per sheep is 5ml, irrespective of weight, with a 2.5ml dosage for lambs.”
Founded by a veterinary surgeon, Virbac is dedicated to supporting the veterinary profession, the trade and farmers through the development of innovative products, which help animals to lead longer, healthier lives. One of the largest independent veterinary pharmaceutical companies in the world, its wide product portfolio includes many market-leading and award-winning products for large and small animals.