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Transdermal Banamine approved

Merck Animal Health has introduced Banamine Transdermal (flunixin transdermal solution).   Banamine Transdermal is the only US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved product for the control of pain associated with foot rot and fever associated with bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in a food-producing animal.  It is applied as a pour-on thus obviating intravenous (IV) administration.

In field studies at four US locations involving animals diagnosed with BRD, 58.3% of cattle treated with Banamine Transdermal had at least a two-degree drop in temperature within six hours of treatment compared to 6.1% for the placebo group. Two studies showed significant results in pain associated with foot rot. These showed that 93.3% to 100% of cattle treated with Banamine Transdermal had improved lameness scores compared with 6.7% and 53.3% for the placebo groups.

Banamine Transdermal is a prescription product with pre-calibrated packaging and red-colored solution to help ensure the correct dose is given every time. The unique bottle design makes it simple to apply topically on dry skin in a narrow strip down the animal's midline from the withers to the tail head.

For information contact your herd veterinarian.

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