Company News: A Round-up of Pork Product Announcements

( Alison Fulton, Farm Journal )

Deracin cleared for use with Denagard for swine
Pharmgate Animal Health announces Deracin, a generic (ANADA) alternative to Aureomycin, has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in combination with the antimicrobial Denagard for swine. This combination of Deracin (chlortetracycline) and Denagard (tiamulin hydrogen fumarate) is approved for the treatment of swine dysentery, enteritis and pneumonia.

Deracin is a broad-spectrum medicated feed article (MFA) that is effective against gram-positive and gram-negative organisms that cause diseases such as enteritis, pneumonia, ileitis, leptospirosis and jowl abscesses, a company release noted. Deracin is readily absorbed via oral administration, so it quickly reaches effective blood and lung concentrations. It is a veterinary feed directive drug to be used by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.
Pharmgate’s NADA chlortetracycline product, Pennchlor, continues to be approved for combination use with Denagard. Like Deracin, Pennchlor is a broad-spectrum MFA and effective against gram-positive and gram-negative organisms. Pennchlor is highly concentrated for reduced handling and delivers versatility with a wide range of approved combinations.

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IntelliBond-M trace minerals approved for use in organic livestock production systems

Micronutrients USA LLC, the market leader for hydroxy trace minerals, announces IntelliBond-M is now OMRI listed by the USDA National Organic Program.  

With this news, the complete line of IntelliBond trace minerals - IntelliBond-C, IntelliBond-CII, IntelliBond-Z, and IntelliBond-M are now approved for use in the entire livestock production sector, including organic livestock production systems. 

Micronutrients currently holds certifications with SQF (Safe Quality Food), ISO 9001, FAMI-QS/International Safe Feed/Safe Food, Safe Feed/Safe Food, and HACCP.

The Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) is an international nonprofit organization accredited by the USDA to review input products for organic use under International Organization for Standardization 17065. OMRI uses the USDA National Organic Program regulations and the Canada Organic Regime standards to verify the compliance of products intended for organic production and processing. The OMRI listed products only use ingredients and formulations allowed under the organic standards.

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