Rapid response to cattle sickness is needed

The cow’s respiratory system

A cow’s anatomy plays a significant role in both cattle diseases and treatment. In particular, the cow’s respiratory system plays a role in a common cattle sickness – bovine respiratory disease (BRD).

The volume of a cow’s lungs is small compared to its size, making it especially susceptible to the proliferation of BRD-causing bacteria like Pasteurella multocida (P. multocida) and Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis).

ZACTRAN® (gamithromycin) is the smart solution

When shipping fever in cattle hits your operation, you have to act fast. To limit lung damage and give cattle the best chance at recovering, you need a treatment with a rapid response.

Rapidly absorbed

ZACTRAN reaches the lungs in just 30 minutes and achieves maximum concentration in 12 hours.1*

*Clinical relevance has not been determined.

24-hour response

In a study, one treatment of ZACTRAN significantly reduced signs of pneumonia in cattle within 24 hours.2


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1Giguere S, Huang R, Malinski TJ, et al. Disposition of gamithromycin in plasma, pulmonary epithelial lining fluid, bronchoalveolar cells and lung tissue in cattle. Am J Vet Res. 2011;72(3):326-330.

2Sifferman RL, Wolff WA, Holste JE, et al. Field efficacy evaluation of gamithromycin for treatment of bovine respiratory disease in cattle at feedlots. Intern J Appl Res Vet Med. 2011;9(2):171-180.

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