Olathe, Kansas (Feb 4, 2014) — Leveraging the success of a 2013 market test, SmartVet USA,Inc. and AgriLabs,Ltd have formed a long-term partnership to launch the first-ever VetGun™ delivery system to effectively treat horn flies and lice in cattle. The revolutionary new delivery system will be available across the U.S. in early 2014.
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Next Generation of Horn Fly Control
The VetGun uses precision-engineered CO2 power to project a precise dosage of AiM-L™ VetCap to treat the animal. Each VetCap contains an EPA-approved insecticide in a soft gel capsule which can be fired from a safe distance of 20 to 30 feet while cattle graze or feed. The VetCap fragments upon impact allowing the topically applied insecticide to go to work immediately similar to that of pour-on applications.
Tested and Approved
SmartVet and AgriLabs have demonstrated the use and benefits of the VetGun system extensively at cattle industry events to gauge market interest and gather input directly from producers. Test marketing verified that cattle producers are pleased to have a safer, no-stress method for timely and effective parasite control which eliminates the need for handling, extra labor and facilities.
“This new approach to delivering parasite control in an easy and humane way at a time most beneficial to cattle contributes directly to productivity and profits,” said Grant Weyer, SmartVet USA CEO. “Once they see the immediate benefit and value of the VetGun and learn about the efficacy and control data generated from independent studies, progressive producers are eager to incorporate it into their herd management practices,” Weyer continued."Our partnership is committed to scaling up manufacturing, distribution and awareness,” said Weyer. “We will continue to develop innovative new products for delivery with the VetGun System.”
“The energy surrounding this new technology platform is exciting to cattle producers,” said Steve Schram, President and CEO of AgriLabs. “Seldom in our company’s history have we made such a significant investment of capital and human resources to bring a new product to market,” Schram continued. “After three years of collaborative development with SmartVet, we are fully committed to this revolutionary new remote delivery platform and development of additional products based around ease of use, and precise dosing.”
SmartVet is a biopharmaceutical company specializing in developing novel formulations optimized for topical and transdermal delivery for free ranging livestock. The company’s technologies can substantially increase output of livestock production systems worldwide. Their VetGun™ delivery system optimizes both the delivery process and the timing of treatment, reducing the impact of parasites and other diseases. Established in Brisbane, Queensland Australia in 2006, its mission is to make livestock producers’ lives easier by providing simple and convenient solutions to common problems. SmartVet's US headquarters are based at the state-of-the-art International Animal Health and Food Safety Institute in the Kansas Bioscience Park, Olathe, Kansas.
AgriLabs is a leading animal health, sales and marketing organization with distribution throughout the U.S. Through technology transfers and cooperative development agreements, AgriLabs has introduced state-of-the-art products for beef and dairy industries. AgriLabs vaccine brands include PULMO-GUARD®, MpB Guard®, I-SITE® XP and Cobalt. Other widely used cattle and calf products include AiM-L VetCaps®, AgriTags®, Colostrx®, StressMate® , Achieve® PRO, Hydra-Lyte® and Respond®. Visit AgriLabs.com for more information. The wholly owned ProLabs® division focuses on new product development of companion animal products into the over-thecounter channel.
Under the terms of their new long-term agreement, AgriLabs will have exclusive distribution rights to the VetGun and AiM-L™ VetCaps throughout the U.S.
AgriLabs, AiM-L are trademarks of Agri Laboratories Ltd. VetGun, VetCaps are trademarks of SmartVet. © 2014 All rights reserved.
For more information or demonstration video, visit www.smartvet.com
VetGun and VetCaps are distributed by AgriLabs. Call 1-800 542 8916 or visit www.agrilabs.com
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