MSD Animal Health has authorised a new pump-based applicator for the 980ml bottle of Halocur, which is used by farms managing cryptosporidiosis in calves to reduce and prevent diarrhoea.
The new applicator is designed to screw onto the bottle pack and has a plastic closing cap to enable increased hygiene between doses as well as reducing wastage and preventing canula obstructions from dried-on product.
Marketing authorisation holder for the product, MSD Animal Health, advises farmers purchasing the standalone 980ml Halocur refill packs to re-use the new pump-based applicator to reduce plastic wastage.
A new pump-based applicator for smaller 490ml packs has also been announced to be made available next year.
Halocur contains 0.5mg/ml halofuginone lactate. On farms where cryptosporidiosis has been diagnosed, MSD Animal Health advises preventive administration to calves should start during the first 24-48 hours of life.