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January 1, 2014 issue: New Products

PD Staff Published on 31 December 2013

Digi-Star creates new handheld Moisture Tracker
Digi-Star introduces the Moisture Tracker, a handheld, near-infrared scanning device that rapidly measures the dry matter and moisture content of animal feeds.

It provides livestock producers with near instantaneous, accurate dry matter and moisture readings, which enable livestock producers to quickly react to changes in dry matter, thus ensuring that the ration delivered matches the ration calculated.



You can utilize the information gathered by the device to provide more consistent rations with the goal of improving productivity, herd health and profitability.

—From Digi-Star news release

Zoetis releases new, easy-to-use fresh cow treatment
An innovative, easier-to-use version of a popular anti-infective is now available through Zoetis, Excenel Rtu Ez (ceftiofur hydrochloride) Sterile Suspension, a new formulation of the responsible, fresh cow treatment.

To improve ease of use, the product takes advantage of a lower-viscosity formula, improving syringeability by 40 percent.

It offers the same benefits for which the brand is known and is backed by the residue-free guarantee from the company. Dairy producers and veterinarians can use the product as an effective treatment for acute postpartum metritis, bovine respiratory disease (BRD), pneumonia, shipping fever and foot rot.


Be sure to read full prescribing information and warnings when purchasing the product.

—From Zoetis news release

Sonac improves its digestible natural protein source
Sonac, a supplier of high-quality animal-based proteins, fats and minerals, has an improved natural protein source for dairy cows and other animals.

MucoPro 80P is a pure porcine mucosal protein hydrolysate developed to stimulate the feed intake of young animals. Suitable for use in all types of animal feed, it can be purchased in both small and bulk bags offering greater flexibility for feed manufacturers.

It is a palatable feed ingredient that is concentrated in free amino acids, plus dipeptides and tripeptides – fractions that are rapidly digested by young animals. As a result, they and their intestinal cells are nourished quickly and efficiently to reinforce the gut defense system.

The company’s patented manufacturing process ensures that the product contains less salt and ash compared to competitor products. PD


—From Sonac news release