Initial results indicate significant reduction in pain scores, lesion size and no need for a withdrawal period
Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine recently completed a study on Vetericyn Plus Pinkeye Spray. The study shows a significant reduction in pain scores, lesion size and no need for a withdrawal period for lactating cows.
According to the study, dairy calves receiving Vetericyn Plus Pinkeye Spray had an average 79.1% reduction in pain score by day 2. This was a 60.8% greater reduction in pain than seen in the control group given saline. Lesion size was also reduced significantly. By day 3, the lesion size was reduced by 85% compared to the control group.
Vetericyn Plus Pinkeye Spray contains no antibiotics. The Auburn University study found no measurable residues of Vetericyn Plus Pinkeye Spray in milk, serum, plasma, liver, muscle or fat which eliminates the need for withdrawal time for lactating cows and the need to trim edible tissues at slaughter of beef cattle.
“A product that can help alleviate pain and lesion size of irritated eyes without the use of antibiotics is a product I want on my farm. In an industry where every penny counts I want to make sure lactating cows are producing as much milk as possible and that edible beef cattle tissue is not being unnecessarily wasted,” says Innovacyn’s Livestock Manager Scott Hand.
The full study was presented by Dr. Julie Gard of Auburn University at the American Association of Bovine Practitioners Annual Conference on September 19, 2015 in New Orleans, LA.