Volume 1 Issue 1
Focusing on The Main Morphological and Physiological Characteristics of the Food-Borne Pathogen Listeria monocytogenes
The genus Listeria spp includes fifteen species, i.e. L.monocytogenes, L. ivanovii, L. innocua, L. welshimeri, L.seeligeri, L. grayi, L. marthii, L. rocourtiae, L. fleichmannii,L. weihenstephanensis, L. floridensis, L. aquatic, L. cornellensis, L. riparia and L. grandensis. Members of the genus Listeria are small Gram-positive rods sometimes arranged in short chains, ranging between 0.5 and 4 μm in diameter and between 0.5 and 2 μm in length.
Flunixin Meglumine Transdermal Pour-on Solution as Adjunct Therapy in The Treatment of Bovine Respiratory Disease in Calves Less Than 8 Weeks of Age
Julien Thiry* and Philippe Brianceau
The safety and efficacy of a new flunixin transdermal pour-on solution for cattle, used as an adjunct therapy in the treatment of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in juvenile calves less than 8 weeks of age, was evaluated. A total of 49 calves of less than 8 weeks of age, showing severe signs of respiratory disease, were randomly assigned to treatment with either the test product, flunixin (Finadyne® Transdermal; MSD Animal Health) administered topically once along the dorsal midline, or a positive control product, carprofen (Rimadyl®; Zoetis) administered by subcutaneous injection once, on day 0. All animals received a long acting injection of cefquinome (Cobactan® LA 7.5%; MSD Animal Health) on day 0 and day 2.