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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.


Grandin warns: Don’t let bad become normal

April 5, 2014

MORE than 500 people showed up at the campus of Michigan State University last week to hear Dr. Temple Grandin discuss “big” agriculture and how it compares to “small” agriculture.

Grandin began by discussing society’s lack of farm knowledge but noted that many people want to learn about food production and from where their food originates.

She told the attendees that the millennial generation is more concerned about where food comes from, but 31% of kids have never been on a farm. She also referenced a survey from the U.K. that revealed that 50% of young adults in the region failed to connect pigs with bacon.

Fewer people understand agriculture, yet the general public has, nonetheless, become a large influence on U.S. agricultural production practices, especially in animal agriculture.

Grandin used sow gestation stalls as an example of how societal views have changed the pork industry.

“Even though science says gestation stalls are okay, two-thirds of the public says they are not going to accept that kind of confinement” for pigs, she explained, while emphasizing that science is not able to answer every question about animal welfare.

Grandin said she believes that the public’s views lie somewhere in the middle of the road but that one problem with the internet is that it magnifies the voices of the radicals on either side of an issue.

In regards to animal rights websites, she said, “It’s a little bit like saying everybody drives drunk and that a picture of wrecked cars and smashed-up drunken drivers is representative of driving. No, that is just not the case. Things are not all that simple.”

Grandin said one thing that always comes across in survey responses she reads is that “big” is bad.

“I see badly managed big and badly managed small, and vice versa,” Grandin explained. “Overworked and understaffed is bad — big or small. It’s not so simple to say ‘big is bad.’ Big can learn from small, and small can learn from big.”

When asked for specifics, Grandin explained that small farms can learn about quality assurance from big farms, and big farms can learn about cover crops and crop rotation from small farms.   READ MORE