New Category of No-nonsense Horn Fly Control Approved for Use, AiM-L VetCaps
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., June 11, 2013 — AiM-L VetCaps are a first-of-its-kind, whole-herd application, offering cattle raisers an easier way to control horn flies. Ranchers are now able to give cattle a break from flies by eliminating the need to run cattle through the chute when treatment is needed. The new delivery system available through AgriLabs® is comprised of the VetGun® and AiM-L insecticide VetCaps, developed and manufactured by SmartVet™.
When horn fly infestations become a nuisance to cattle during hot summer months, producers can apply the VetCap as remotely as 15 to 30 feet away, without unnecessary stress and labor. The VetCap bursts upon contact with the animal, causing little or no discomfort.
“The VetGun delivery system and AiM-L VetCaps are a logical choice to control horn flies, giving you total flexibility to decide when and where you want to dose your cattle. The time savings, among other attributes, makes life easier for you and the animals. It’s more efficient, plain and simple,” says Adam Yankowsky, business unit manager for livestock products, AgriLabs.
The rancher can deliver the insecticide without corralling or running the animals through a chute. By handling the cattle in a manner that they are familiar with, the rancher can deliver the VetCaps in a more effective way.
“The patented VetGun delivery system removes the need for additional labor or special handling facilities, making it ideal for operations that may not have sufficient working facilities or labor available to move and work cattle, particularly when it is hot. One person could dose at least 100 head in a fraction of the time it would require with other methods,” noted Randall Tosh, general manager, SmartVet.
“The VetGun system is proving to be an excellent tool in low stress handling systems,” added Tosh. “With this new application system, cattle ranchers will find that horn fly control can be quicker, easier and safer with immediate results that go straight to the bottom line. It truly is a new category of horn fly control.”
The AiM-L VetCap
AiM-L VetCap is a scientifically developed capsule containing an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-approved topical insecticide proven effective for control of horn flies and lice on cattle. The AiM-L VetCaps are specifically engineered to withstand transportation and handling, yet burst upon contact with the animal. AiM-L VetCaps contain 10 mL of Lambda cyhalothrin encased in a specialized capsule to be used exclusively with the VetGun.
The VetGun Delivery System
The VetGun is the only approved delivery system for the AiM-L VetCaps. It’s simple to operate, accurate and reliable. The VetGun is designed and manufactured with the highest standards and materials to consistently deliver each VetCap to the target animal and is supported by an exceptional service guarantee.
AgriLabs is a leading animal health, sales and marketing organization with distribution throughout the United States. Through technology transfers and cooperative development agreements, AgriLabs continues to introduce state-of-the-art products for beef and dairy operations. AgriLabs vaccine brands include I-Site XP®, PULMO-GUARD®, MpB Guard®, and Cobalt. Other widely used cattle and calf products include AgriTags, Colostrx®, StressMate™, Achieve® PRO, Hydra-Lyte® and Respond®. Visit www.agrilabs.com for more information.
SmartVet is a drug delivery and biopharmaceutical company with a particular focus on livestock and public health. It was co-founded by a fourth generation cattle rancher to find simple and logical solutions to everyday problems. They approach every problem from a cattleman’s perspective — “how can we make this easy to use, efficient and cost-effective?” Visit www.smartvet.com for more information.
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Check with your local animal-health supplier for more information and availability in your state. Achieve, AgriLabs, Colostrx, I-SITE-XP, Master Guard, Cobalt, MpB Guard, ProLabs, PULMO-GUARD, Respond and Titanium are registered trademarks of Agri Laboratories Ltd. AiM-L and VetGun are trademarks of SmartVet. Hydra-Lyte is a trademark of Lloyd Inc. StressMate is a trademark of Sterling Technology.