Bimeda has announced the UK launch of Selenate LA, a one-shot selenium injection that is said to offer cost-effective protection against selenium deficiency for calves and adult cattle in a single annual dose.
Bimeda has announced the UK launch of Selenate LA, a one shot selenium injection that is said to offer cost-effective protection against selenium deficiency for calves and adult cattle in a single annual dose.
Selenate LA is administered via a simple subcutaneous injection from a convenient multi-dose bottle.
Padraig Hyland, Bimeda’s head of technical services, said: “The slow release product provides raised selenium levels for a full 12 month period. When injected, Selenate LA forms a reservoir under the skin and its low solubility sees an even release of selenium over a year.”
The health properties of barium selenate in selenium deficient herds are well documented, claims Mr Hyland – from prevention of white muscle disease, anoetrus and mastitis, to improved conception rates and milk yield.
Selenate LA is a POM-V medicine and can be offered by vets based on serum levels of glutathione peroxidase from a representative sample of the herd, or as part of a herd health and fertility plan.
Mr Hyland said: “It allows vets to offer a cost effective and licensed alternative to oral supplements, with the added piece of mind only an injection can bring.
“The long-lasting and effective levels of selenium allow injection of the dam at any time, including mid to late pregnancy, to ensure good selenium levels in the new-born calf. This also prevents post-calving complications such as retained foetal membranes, metritis and poor calving to conception times, where selenium deficiency has been implicated.”
Bimeda confirms that there is no milk withdrawal periods and just a 31 day meat withdrawal for the product.
- For further information contact Bimeda UK sales manager Andrew Lane on 07917 208524.