14 days of sustained BRD control in the palm of your hands
Effective BRD control isn't just a chute-side protocol anymore
Pulmotil is an innovative bovine respiratory disease (BRD) treatment for groups of cattle in the early stages of a BRD outbreak. It provides 14 days of sustained in-feed therapy, a practice that reduces stress associated with cattle handling.
Pulmotil is ideal for cattle not requiring a metaphylaxis treatment on arrival and/or when labor resources are limited. Feeding Pulmotil means fewer pulls and less individual animal management.
Four-study registration summary — reduced pulls1:
Cattle were allocated to a negative control or Pulmotil treatment when 10% or more of the calves received at the study sites showed active signs of BRD. Day 0 represents when the cattle started treatment. Therapy stopped at the end of day 14.
- Reduced BRD pulls (failures) by 35.6%
- Fewer pulls starting at day four (Chart 1)
- Reduced cumulative morbidity through day 28
- No difference in daily feed intake was observed
To help ensure human food safety, the FDA established requirements for use of Pulmotil for the control of BRD. Be sure to work with your veterinarian to make sure the following requirements are met as you integrate Pulmotil into your BRD management program:
- Contact your veterinarian for a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) and to develop a Pulmotil protocol for use once a 10% BRD diagnosis threshold has been reached in the group of cattle
- Initiate the 14-day Pulmotil treatment within the first 45 days of the production period and only in groups of cattle that have not received an injectable macrolide antibiotic
- Injectable macrolide antibiotics can be used once the Pulmotil treatment has ended
- Pulmotil treatment can begin three days following the administration of a non-macrolide injectable BRD therapy
- If the treatment must be initiated sooner, exclude calves treated with the injectable therapy from the group receiving Pulmotil
For Pulmotil: Feeds containing tilmicosin must be withdrawn 28 days prior to slaughter.