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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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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.

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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

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

Professor Peter Windsor

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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.

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Tri-Solfen® before and after pain relief delivered at Gympie

January 31, 2020

Article originally by Mark Phelps, Queensland Country Life

 

Gympie district cattle producer Ivan Naggs is using Tri-Solfen as a pain relief before and after dehorning his calves.
Gympie district cattle producer Ivan Naggs is using Tri-Solfen as a pain relief before and after dehorning his calves.

GYMPIE district cattle producer Ivan Naggs is using Tri-Solfen as a means of mitigating the pain associated with dehorning calves, both immediately before after carrying out the animal husbandry procedure.

Mr Naggs, who runs Spring Ridge Brahmans at Neusa Vale about 30km east of Gympie, said he applied the blue gel around the horn bud before and after using a hot iron to carry out the procedure.

“I believe if we can take the stress off these calves with products such as Tri-Solfen, then we need to use these products,” Mr Naggs said.

“We have to give our cattle the best chance with the technology that is available.”

The 40 year veteran of the Bayer company said technology played a key role in his business.

“The cost is minimal as far as I am concerned and is far outweighed by the benefits to both the animal and in terms of production,” he said.

“Animal welfare is made even more very important because the consumer wants to know how the animal was treated. And it been made even more important because of social media.”

Mr Naggs said he had found Tr-Solfen to be particularly effective, and had eliminated any set-backs previously untreated calves may have experienced.

“They seem to avoid that setback after dehorning or castration they used to after in the 10 days to two weeks after the event,” he said.

“I’ve seen them running around after two days like nothing has ever happened.”

Mr Naggs – who is well known for his key roles within AgForce – places a very strong emphasis on both biosecurity and animal welfare.

“I am committed to both biosecurity and animal welfare because, ultimately, it is about doing the best we can for our animals and our farm businesses,” Mr Naggs said.

“Whether its using Tri-Solfen for pain relief or Multimin supplements to boost mineral levels, there are also sound financial benefits involved.

“We have to continually work to get livestock production right. That’s not only delivering for the consumer, but also about making sure the threats to our farm businesses are minimised.”

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