Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   

Beef Buzz News


Zelnate Designed to Help the Immune System of a Beef Calf Fight BRD

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 08:12:02 CDT

Zelnate Designed to Help the Immune System of a Beef Calf Fight BRD In late summer, Bayer Animal Health officially released a new product that is designed to help a beef calf's immune system battle a billion dollar problem that the US cattle industry faces- Bovine Respiratory Disease. Radio Oklaoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays participated in a media preview for the product earlier in 2015.


The product is Zelnate, which is based on a totally new approach to help fight Bovine Respiratory Disease in Beef Cattle. Bayer HealthCare LLC is now introducing Zelnate to the US Beef Cattle industry- explaining that it is a DNA Immunostimulant. Zelnate is effective in treating BRD due to Mannheimia haemolytica. Developed in alignment with Bayer's pursuit of 'Science for a Better Life,' Zelnate is the first immunostimulant that effectively reduces mortality and lung lesions by enhancing the animal's own immune system to help fight this infectious disease, potentially reducing the need for antibiotics.


Hays talked with several Bayer officials at the preview for Zelnate that was held on the Perry Ranch in northeastern Kansas. He features comments from Dr. Jim Sears, Dr. Jason Nickell and Todd Firkins on today's edition of the Beef Buzz, which can be heard by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below.


"The economic impact of BRD is about $1 billion a year in the United States alone. High stress factors such as weaning, shipping, commingling or adverse environmental conditions can impair the immune system, making cattle more susceptible to illness," said Jim Sears, DVM, senior technical services veterinarian at Bayer. "An animal with a strong immune system will be better able to withstand infections, potentially reducing the need for therapeutics in disease treatment and prevention settings."


Due to expertise and a long-time commitment to treating BRD, Bayer formulated Zelnate with a unique composition that rapidly triggers the animal's innate immune system, preparing it to better fight infection when challenged by Mannheimia haemolytica. Zelnate is not an antibiotic nor is it a vaccine. Antibiotics are used for treatment by selectively targeting specific bacterial pathogens. Vaccines are used for preventing disease by triggering a specific immune response only to those pathogens included in the vaccine. DNA Immunostimulants are a new way to fight BRD by jumpstarting the innate immune system and enhancing the body's own ability to respond quickly and effectively.


Zelnate has been shown to counter the multi-factorial complex known as BRD associated with Mannheimia haemolytica for cattle four months of age or older, when administered at the time of, or within 24 hours after, a perceived stressful event. In a clinical study, Zelnate significantly reduced mortality and lung lesions in comparison to cattle that did not receive it.


"With the growing pressure on the cattle industry to continue providing a healthy and abundant food supply, there is a strong need for innovations like Zelnate that can help keep animals healthy and productive," Dr. Sears said. "Zelnate provides a new non-antibiotic option that producers can use to complement current approaches for treating BRD."


Bayer has developed a website that explains in greater detail about Zelnate- click here to learn more about Zelnate.


The Beef Buzz is a regular feature heard on radio stations around the region on the Radio Oklahoma Network- but is also a regular audio feature found on this website as well. Click on the LISTEN BAR below for today's show- and check out our archives for older Beef Buzz shows covering the gamut of the beef cattle industry today.



   


   

Ron Hays Beef Buzzes with Bayer Animal Health Officials About Zelnate
right-click to download mp3

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 

Beef News

  • NCBA's Ethan Lane Voices Concerns with the Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act of 2022  Fri, 24 Jun 2022 08:57:35 CDT
  • Cattle Price Discovery and Transparency Act of 2022 Passes with Objections  Thu, 23 Jun 2022 13:14:46 CDT
  • Notable Increase in the Cost of Gain in Feedlots for 2022 says Dr. Glynn Tonsor  Wed, 22 Jun 2022 16:13:24 CDT
  • Dan Halstrom Anticipates More Billion-Dollar Sale Export Months for Beef Exports but Warns of Headwinds   Tue, 21 Jun 2022 09:57:08 CDT
  • USMEF's Dan Halstrom Sees Signing of Ocean Reform Act Helping U.S. Meat Exporters Be Reliable Suppliers  Mon, 20 Jun 2022 13:23:18 CDT
  • A.J. Tarpoff Provides Medical Explanation for Cattle Deaths in Kansas  Fri, 17 Jun 2022 10:13:21 CDT
  • Unusual Heat Conditions in Southwestern Kansas Result in Feedlot Cattle Deaths  Thu, 16 Jun 2022 09:22:24 CDT
  • Montie Soules, CEO of the American Shorthorn Association, Promotes America's First Breed  Wed, 15 Jun 2022 10:23:32 CDT
  • Cattlemen's Congress: The Show by Cattle Producers for Cattle Producers  Tue, 14 Jun 2022 10:08:29 CDT
  • New Potential Listing Under Endangered Species Act to Cause More Regulatory Burden for Producers  Mon, 13 Jun 2022 10:20:48 CDT
  • Derrell Peel Analyzes Multiple Reasons Ground Beef Market Holding Strong  Fri, 10 Jun 2022 09:52:14 CDT
  • NCBA Hopeful the Supreme Court Will Provide Clarity on What is a WOTUS   Thu, 09 Jun 2022 10:23:34 CDT
  • Cattle Producers Voice their Concerns at WOTUS Roundtable  Thu, 09 Jun 2022 04:12:49 CDT
  • Dr. Wesley Tucker Advises Ranchers Against Overstocking to Increase Revenue in the Long Run   Tue, 07 Jun 2022 09:37:16 CDT
  • New Technology Allows Ranchers to Control Mesquite Better than Before, says Brian Cain with Bayer  Mon, 06 Jun 2022 13:36:29 CDT
  • Cattle Numbers and Prices to be Impacted by Poor Pasture and Range Conditions  Fri, 03 Jun 2022 10:35:00 CDT
  • OCA Executive Vice President Michael Kelsey Believes Attorney General O'Connor is a Good Fit for Agriculture  Thu, 02 Jun 2022 10:10:35 CDT
  • China Phase One Trade Deal a Success for U.S. Beef  Wed, 01 Jun 2022 09:30:45 CDT
  • Robin Reid Urges Producers to Sign up for the USDA's LFP Program to Receive Assistance During Drought  Tue, 31 May 2022 15:21:05 CDT
  • Congressman Frank Lucas Waits on DOJ Decision on Possible Criminal Wrongdoing by Big Four Packers  Mon, 30 May 2022 09:32:15 CDT
  • David Lalman Stresses the Value of Being Proactive Before Poor Forage Condition Arise  Thu, 26 May 2022 11:01:27 CDT
  • NCBA's Mary Thomas Hart Wants to Push Back Proposed SEC Reporting Rule  Wed, 25 May 2022 10:41:26 CDT
  • Strong Marketings Key to Working Through Record Cattle Numbers in US Feedlots  Tue, 24 May 2022 08:06:28 CDT
  • Cattle on Feed Report Shows Biggest May First Inventory Since 1996- Drought Pushing Cattle Into Feedlots  Sat, 21 May 2022 15:01:06 CDT
  • Lance Zimmerman with Cattlefax Offers Cow Calf Producers Strategies for Success  Fri, 20 May 2022 08:44:10 CDT
  • Kent Bacus says NCBA is Committed to Promoting Trade to Benefit US Cattle Producers  Thu, 19 May 2022 09:54:10 CDT
  • John Butler with the Beef Marketing Group Communicates to Consumers that the Beef Industry is Sustainable   Wed, 18 May 2022 09:46:15 CDT
  • John Butler with Beef Marketing Group Aims to See All Segments of the Beef Industry Working Together  Tue, 17 May 2022 09:44:42 CDT
  • Fewer Pounds of Beef Coming in the Beef Pipeline  Mon, 16 May 2022 09:02:35 CDT
  • NCBA's Colin Woodall Gives Credit to Cattle Producers for Always Being Sustainable  Fri, 13 May 2022 11:08:03 CDT
  • Dakota Moss Describes Benefits of Utilizing an LRP Program for Cattle Producers  Thu, 12 May 2022 09:53:54 CDT
  • Historically Poor Pasture Conditions to Hit Beef Supplies Ahead  Wed, 11 May 2022 11:31:21 CDT
  • Six Years After Repeal, Senator John Thune Still Wants Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling  Tue, 10 May 2022 09:39:50 CDT
  • USMEF's Erin Borror Suspects Increased Herd Liquidation May Lead to Tighter Supplies in the Future  Mon, 09 May 2022 12:29:27 CDT
  • USMEF's Erin Borror Sees Growth in US Beef Exports for the Remainder of 2022  Fri, 06 May 2022 10:13:22 CDT

  •  

    Beef Buzz Archives

    Old Archives  |   2010  |   2011  |   2012  |   2013  |   2014  |   2015  |   2016  |   2017  |   2018  |   2019  |   2020  |   2021  |   Jan 22  |   Feb 22  |   Mar 22  |   Apr 22  |   May 22  |   Jun 22  |   Jul 22  |   Aug 22  |   Sep 22  |   Oct 22  |   Nov 22  |   Dec 22
       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Beef council Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment Oklahoma City Farm Show Union Mutual Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.
       

       

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2022 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.