Eprecis, the only injectable endectocide for the treatment of internal and external parasites in dairy and beef animals received an innovation award in the science category at last weekend’s National Dairy Show in Millstreet.
This innovation in science award looks to reward a new product or service which has been launched in the past 12 months that has revolutionised some aspect of dairy farming.
While Eprecis can be used in dairy and beef animals the critical advantage is zero milk withdrawal in dairy cows. Eprinomectin is the active ingredient for the control or treatment of parasites such as lungworms, stomach worms, mites, and lice. Having this in an injectable form with the zero milk withdrawal requirement will be welcomed by most dairy farmers.
Issues with traditional pour-on parasite control products include reduced bioavailability, poor absorption rates, weather dependent application and other issues around hygiene and waste.
Eprecis is an injectable product and avoids such issues as with pour-on products. Due to precise dosing rates it has proven bioavailability of 89% versus 17% in pour-on products. It is rapidly absorbed to reach peak plasma concentration levels in 2 days versus 4 days.
Eprecis is currently being sold through local co-ops, merchants, and veterinary practices and is available in 100ml and 250ml shatterproof CLAS vial.