While prevention through vaccination and biosecurity is the priority in the fight against foot and mouth disease (FMD), complimentary and non-competitive treatment through Tri-Solfen® motivates farmers to resolve pain and heal wounds. The Tri-Solfen® topical analgesia wound formulation is now commonly used in In Australia where its uses include applying Tri-Solfen® for mulesing procedures (80% of Australian farmers use Tri-Solfen® for this). In total 100 million animals have been treated so far.
In April 2019, The University of Sydney School of Veterinary Science used Tri-Solfen® to treat an outbreak of FMD in Mekong, Laos. 136 FMD affected cattle and buffalo were upset and reluctant to move. The disease was present in both vaccinated and unvaccinated buffalo and cattle, all showing the typical lesions of FMD: moderate to severe ulcerations of the gums, nasal tissue and interdigital areas of their feet. The local farmers keenly sought a ‘new medicine’.
Spraying Tri-Solfen® directly onto the oral and foot lesions led to visible improvement in the animals demeanour and movement, and rapid healing of the lesions which recovered within three to five days. The animals were able to eat within two days.
As a result of its success, the Laos veterinary authorities registered Tri-Solfen® as a treatment spray for FMD, and supplies have been delivered for use in future outbreaks.
Tri-Solfen® is currently undergoing registration in a number of Asian and African countries for the treatment of FMD.
Tri-Solfen® is a local anaesthetic and antiseptic spray & stay viscous solution that adheres well to wounds and acts as a barrier to environmental stimuli, promotes haemostasis and improves wound healing. Tri-Solfen® contains two proven topical local anaesthetics; fast-acting Lignocaine for immediate pain relief and long-acting local anaesthetic for prolonged postoperative pain relief. Adrenaline is included for its ability to reduce the shock and stress of blood loss, whilst prolonging the anaesthetic action. Tri-Solfen® also contains Cetrimide; an antiseptic widely used to cleanse skin and wounds and provides protection from bacterial contamination.
Tri-Solfen® is registered, in Australia & New Zealand, for cattle & sheep, only. For further information regarding horses and other animals, please contact your local vet.Product pipeline News article