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Since Tri-Solfen® was commercially launched, over 80 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.


Tri-Solfen®: Now the neighs have it

October 11, 2018

Original article by Mark Phelps, Queensland Country Life


When Gin Gin horse stud owner Shonnay Smith took possession of a new almost unhandled Paint mare recently, there was one small problem.

The almost-two-year-old was sporting a gash on her offside front leg, leaving a credit card-size flap of skin.


“It looked very nasty and painful,” Shonnay said. “I called our vet, Andrew Marland, who cleaned up the injury and prescribed Tri-Solfen® for pain relief.”

“I was pretty worried about how I was going to treat the mare. She hadn’t been handled much at all and previously we had treated wounds with honey and bandages. That can be pretty dangerous when trying to handle a young horse and certainly can be very messy.”

Shonnay, who grew up in the Gulf country and has been around horses since a child, said the application of the blue Tri-Solfen® gel was simple.

“I literally just squirted it on the open wound once a day and that was that,” she said.

“I felt safe and the mare wasn’t bothered at all. There was no getting down trying to put bandages on what would have been a very sore wound. I did not have to put myself in a position where the mare would kick out or strike me. The gel coated the wound, letting fresh air and sunlight do its thing.”

Shonnay said best of all there had been no development of proud flesh, which would have meant the expense of repeat visits from the vet.

“What was a very nasty wound has healed beautifully, leaving only a very small amount of scarring.”

Gin Gin vet Andrew Marland, Vet Cross, said he had recently started prescribing Tri-Solfen® to treat wounds on horses.

“The wounds I have selected are those in areas that are difficult to bandage or on horses that are fractious or aren’t really amenable to bandaging,” Dr Marland said.

After debriding the wound under sedation, an application of Tri-Solfen® was prescribed once a day for Shonnay’s mare Rose. In 25 days the wound had almost healed, contracting without any sign of infection.

Shonnay said within a couple of days of beginning the treatment healthy pink skin was developing around the edges of the wound.

“It just kept the wound so clean, that’s what I couldn’t get over,” she said. “It froths up a little so you can see it cleaning the wound and then it seals the wound off. There was no blood, no oozing that happens with bandaging.”

“There was no debris stuck to the wound. You didn’t have to hose the leg down for hours trying to get the wound clean. It was clean already.”

Initially developed to provide pain relief for lambs after mulesing, Tri-Solfen® is a pain relieving and wound healing formulation that has short term and long term analgesia, antiseptics, reduces blood loss and coats the wound.


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Read and watch more related information for Tri-Solfen® being used on horses:

Users finding that Tri-Solfen® gel is also working on horses

Video of Shonnay Smith and Andrew Marland discussing the benefits of Tri-Solfen®