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Since Tri-Solfen® was commercially launched, over 150 million lambs have been treated and over 80% of Australian wool growers are now using Tri-Solfen for their sheep. Here’s what some of them have to say…

‘We have used pain relief for two years now and seen real production gains. We are concerned for the welfare of our animals and will continue to use pain relief to ensure they get the best care.’

Clinton Wise– Wililoo Merino Stud, Woodanilling, W.A.

'It easy to see the difference pain relief makes. Before, lambs would walk away hunched up, even taking a couple of hours to walk back to the paddock. Now they run straight back to Mum and start suckling,” says Rod. “My wool is now sold under the Better Choices brand. I see this as a definite advantage. I think it will be an advantage in the long run, to both me and the industry as a whole.'

Rod Miller– Glenpaen Merino Stud, Horsham, Vic

'After being treated with pain relief my lambs were more content and less stressed. As farmers we are sincere in looking after the welfare of our animals and using pain relief demonstrates this.'

Richard Coole– Frankland, W.A.

'We have been using pain relief for the past three years. We’re impressed by reduced bleeding in the mulesing wound immediately after application. Lambs run straight back to find the ewe, which has dramatically reduced our mortality rates. Flock management, post lamb marking is easier due to the effect of pain relief and the scab healing faster.'

Ryan & Malcom O’Dea– Peepingee Merino Stud, Narrogin, W.A.

'Using pain relief eases the stress and allows lambs to mother up and move back to the paddock easier with faster weight gains.'

Kent Lummis– Waverley Downs, Gilgandra, NSW


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Advisory Board

Ian Page

Non-Executive Director

Ian is Chief Executive Officer of Dechra Pharmaceuticals, which has a 33% shareholder in Medical Ethics. He joined National Veterinary Services, Dechra’s former services business in 1989 and joined the Board of Dechra in 1997. In October 2010, Ian was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman of Sanford DeLand Asset Management.

Dr Chris Roberts

Human Wound and Regulatory Advisor

Chris has over 20 years’ line management experience of heading clinical research teams. He was previously global head of Smith & Nephew clinical support and market development, where he managed global clinical Phase II and III programmes in the management of venous and pressure ulcers.

Lieutenant Colonel Professor Steven Jeffery

Medical Specialist Advisor

Steve has over 15 years’ experience in military plastic surgery. In 2011 he was awarded the Military Civilian Partnership Award for ‘Regular of the Year’, as well as receiving the Wounds UK ‘Key Contribution’ award and the Smith and Nephew ‘Customer Pioneer of the Year’ award. He has also been awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England ad eundum. He is an expert adviser to NICE Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme. Steve co-founded the Woundcare 4 Heroes charity, which is already making a big difference to the wound care of both serving and veteran personnel.

Dr Matthew Bayfield

Medical Specialist Scientific Director

Dr Matthew Bayfield, Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Strathfield Private Hospital and VMO Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Professor Peter Windsor

Veterinarian Research Advisor

Peter is a registered specialist veterinary surgeon in New South Wales and an emeritus Professor at Sydney University. He holds a BVSc (Hons), PhD, DVSc and diploma from the European College of Small Ruminant Health Management.

Dr Julian Braidwood

Global Regulatory Affairs Advisor

Julian has held leadership roles and managed international clinical projects with Grampian. He was previously Regulatory Affairs Manager at Novartis Animal Health. He is the Founder and Managing Director of Triveritas, where he is responsible for a team of 40 animal health specialists across the EU and the US.


Call for institutional investors to get behind farm animal welfare

February 3, 2016

There’s been a call for institutional investors to get behind farm animal welfare as a material investment issue. It came from Neville White, Head of SRI Policy and Research at EdenTree Investment Management, at the presentation of the latest Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW). Noting how billions of animals enter the food chain annually, he said: “The business case is clear to me as an investor, given it has materiality and probability.” White likened farm animal welfare to initiatives such as Access to Medicine and Access to Nutrition that have taken off – and also pointed out that just a few years ago an issue like human trafficking was seen as unimportant but has since become a more mainstream investor and corporate issue. “We do need an investor statement that investors can get behind. Companies take note of critical mass,” White said at the event in London. This was backed by Rory Sullivan, the Expert Advisor to the BBFAW, who said: “I’m now very excited about it and we should take it forward.” Sullivan, who’s also Strategic Advisor at Ethix SRI Advisers, said the BBFAW would evolve into a performance benchmark.
The issue has been already taken up by private equity executive Jeremy Coller’s FAIRR (Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return) initiative and his firm, Coller Capital, is backing the BBFAW, along with campaign groups Compassion in World Farming and World Animal Protection. BBFAW Executive Director Nicky Amos said she was well aware the benchmark is “not as global as we’d like it to be” and she agreed that the topic isn’t yet a mature issue. The issue is hindered by a lack of global standards, though the European Union does recognise that animals are sentient beings. In October a REPORT commissioned by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) from Trucost estimated that industrialized farming practices cost the environment some $3.33trn a year. The BBFAW report came on the day supermarket giant Tesco issued an apology for its business practices with suppliers following a report from the Groceries Code Adjudicator watchdog. “In 2014 we undertook our own review into certain historic practices, which were both unsustainable and harmful to our suppliers,” said CEO Dave Lewis.  ARTICLE