Zoetis brings long-acting implants to Canadian cattle market

Zoetis is introducing long-acting implants to the Canadian market, with options for both finishing and grass cattle.

Synovex LA-F and Synovex LA-G are identical to the company’s Synovex Choice and Synovex Plus, but with patented coating technology for an up to 200-day effective duration.

And while they may be new to Canada, they aren’t new to North America says livestock nutritionist John McKinnon, adding they’ve been available in the U.S. for roughly five years and have a lot of data backing them up.

“As the barrier dissolves, exposed pores allow active ingredients to be released over time,” says McKinnon, who recently spoke to delegates of the Alberta Beef Industry Conference’s pre-conference sessions.

Synovex LA-F and LA-G are approved for use in steers and heifers, use the same implanting device, and mean producers don’t need to bring animals in for a second implant.

Hear livestock nutritionist John McKinnon in conversation with RealAgriculture’s Debra Murphy, following his presentation at the Alberta Beef Industry Conference. The two talk about what makes these implants long-lasting, how they affect performance and carcass characteristics, and who should consider bringing them into their operation.

Leave a Reply

 

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Privacy Preference Center

Necessary

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

gdpr, __cfduid, PHPSESSID, wordpress_test_cookie, woocommerce_items_in_cart, woocommerce_cart_hash, wp_woocommerce_session, wordpress_logged_in, wordpress_sec, wp-settings, wp-settings-time, __cf_mob_redir, wordpress_cache, realag
__cfduid

Marketing

Measuring interactions with the ads on the domain.

__gads,fsk_ut_2317
scmtid,v,a,JSESSIONID
IDE

Statistics

These are used to track user interaction and detect potential problems. These help us improve our services by providing analytical data on how users use this site.

_ga,_gid,_gat,_cb,_chartbeat2,_chartbeat4
_ga,_gat
_ga,_gid
metrics_token

Preferences

Preference cookies enable the website to remember information that changes the way the website behaves or looks, like your preferred language or the region that you are in.

chartdefaults, comment_author, comment_author_email, comment_author_url
JSESSIONID, _os_session,anonymous_votes,csrf-param,csrf-token,user,user-id,user-platform,intercom-session,intercom-lou,intercom-session
personalization_id, tfw_exp