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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.


NAB builds animal welfare into lending practices

December 4, 2019

Article originally by Shan Goodwin for Farm Online


THE move by one of the big four banks to build animal welfare principles into its lending practices and risk assessments has not taken Australia’s beef industry by surprise.

National Australia Bank, which finances one in every three dollars lent to agribusiness in Australia, has released principles across five domains which will guide its lending practices for customers involved in animal businesses. They cover nutrition, environment, health, behaviour and mental state.

NSW beef producer and lot feeder Tess Herbert, who heads up the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework, says it’s a natural progression of community sentiment around animal welfare.

The framework defines sustainable beef production and tracks performance over a series of indicators annually, including animal welfare. It was set up to address changing expectations just like this and therefore the beef industry was well-prepared, Ms Herbert said, from the big beef industry conference Red Meat 2019 in Tamworth today.

Many other investors were also talking about animal welfare principles, including superannuation providers and investment firms, she said.

“There is a lot of talk around ethical investment and where money is best placed and we have financial sector representation on our consultative process,” she said.

NAB said it understands the agricultural industry is a fundamental part of Australia’s economy and believes the integrity of the sector is critical to ensure its sustainability.

In releasing the animal welfare principles, a NAB spokesperson said: “NAB recognises that animal welfare is an important issue, as reflected in various legislative instruments, international conventions and treaties, industry codes and standards and community expectations.

“These principles reflect balanced input from a number of industry associations, animal welfare organisations and other stakeholders and NAB will review them periodically against the latest developments in relevant legislation, standards, regulations and animal welfare science.”

The move was welcomed by the RSPCA, which says good animal welfare practices are core to business sustainability and corporate social responsibility as community expectations around the treatment of animals continue to increase.

NAB’s announcement would send a strong signal to the market and to all animal-based businesses around the country that animal welfare is on the financial agenda, the RSPCA said.

Sustainability will be the subject of a forum at Red Meat 2019, hosted by Meat & Livestock Australia, tomorrow. More than 700 people from around the country have registered for the conference, which also includes MLA’s annual general meeting.