YOUR PNEUMONIA KNOW-HOW COULD WIN WEIGHING KIT

7 December 2001




YOUR PNEUMONIA KNOW-HOW COULD WIN WEIGHING KIT

This is the final week of the farmers weekly/Nuflor from Schering-Plough competition. Fill in

the coupon, answer the tie-breaker and – who knows? – you could win one of the eight

prizes of £1250-worth of Ritchey Tagg Tru-Test livestock weighing equipment

OVER the past four weeks we have looked at the potential costs to livestock producers of a pneumonia outbreak and the importance of acting quickly in close co-operation with your vet. In this final week we look at the benefits of Schering-Ploughs Nuflor first-line antibiotic for pneumonia.

Nuflor is fast-acting, reaching effective levels in the lungs within the hour. It is also long-lasting, with a full course of Nuflor providing effective cover for up to five days. Coverage is also broad, with Nuflor effective against all major bacterial causes of pneumonia – P.multocida, M.haemolytica and H.somnus.

Moreover, according to Veterinary Investigation Centre data, there has been no recorded resistance to Nuflor from these three key bacteria.

Farmers trust Nuflor. In a survey carried out this year, more farmers preferred Nuflor to any other antibiotic and the majority of farmers found it more effective than their previous antibiotic.

Now fill in the coupon and send it to us. You never know, you could soon be one of eight proud owners of Ritchey Tagg Tru-Test livestock weighing equipment each worth £1250.

farmers weekly/Nuflor competition

My answers to the following questions are as follows (the answer to each question is within the text on the page and farmers weekly issue indicated).

1. (Nov 9, p40) What was the average cost of pneumonia for each sick

animal in the SAC survey? (tick one box)

A: £42 B: £51 C: £63

2. (Nov, 16 p44) How many types of bacteria are mainly

responsible for causing pneumonia? (tick one box)

A: One B: Three C: Five

3. (Nov, 23 p38) What is the normal body temperature of a calf? (tick one box)

A: 103F (39.5C) B: 101.5F (38.5C) C: 98.4F (37C)

4. (Nov, 30 p42) If your first attempt at treatment fails, what can pneumonia

costs escalate to? (tick one box)

A: £84/animal B: £98/animal C: £104/animal

5. (this page) How long does it take for Nuflor to reach effective levels in the

lung? (tick one box)

A: Less than 1 hour B: 4-6 hours C: 12 hours

Tie-breaker (complete this sentence in less than 15 words):

Farmers trust Nuflor because …………………………………………………………….

……………………………………………………………………………………………………

……………………………………………………………………………………………………

Name: …………………………………………………………………………………………

Address: ………………………………………………………………………………………

……………………………………………………………………………………………………

……………………………………………………………………………………………………

………………………………………… Postcode: ………………………………………..

Tel: …………………………………. Mobile: …………………………………………….

Are you a: (tick on box)

Tenant farmer? Owner-occupier? Farm manager?

Farm size (acres) ………………… Grass acreage (acres) …………………………

Dairy numbers ……………………. Beef numbers ……………………………………

Please send your completed coupon to: farmers weekly/Nuflor Competition, farmers weekly, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS.

Closing date is Dec 21, 2001.

Question 5:

How long does it take for

Nuflor to reach effective

levels in the lungs?

Use the answer to fill in the coupon on this page.

Then make sure you get it

to us by Dec 21

Nuflor benefits

&#8226 Proven first-line antibiotic for pneumonia.

&#8226 Effective against all major bacterial causes of pneumonia.

&#8226 No recorded resistance.

&#8226 Easy one-shot administration for up to five days cover.

&#8226 Farmers prefer Nuflor when treating pneumonia.

&#8226 Now available in extra-value 250ml bottles.

POM. Contains florfenicol. For further information and advice, consultyour veterinary surgeon.

Schering-Plough Animal Health, Breakspear Road South, Harefield, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB9 6LS

The prize

Win £1250-worth of

Ritchey Tagg Tru-Test quick and accurate livestock

weighing equipment – so

you can monitor how well

cattle recover after

treatment with Nuflor

1. How are the 8 £1250 vouchers for Ritchey Tagg weighing equipment to be won? Read the text and then study the question that will be published in each of the FW issues of Nov 9, 16, 23, 30 and Dec 7. There will be a chance to answer all five questions and complete the tie-breaker in the coupon in the Dec 7 issue.

2. The prize is one of 8 £1250 vouchers for Ritchey Tagg weighing equipment. No cash alternatives are available.

3. The decision of the judges and of the editor of FARMERS WEEKLY will in all matters be final and legally binding.

4. The completed entry forms are the property of FARMERS WEEKLY and Schering-Plough Animal Health.

5. The competition is open to all farmers and farm managers in Great Britain.

6. The closing date for receiving completed coupons is Fri, Dec 21. They should be addressed to: FARMERS WEEKLY/Nuflor Competition, FARMERS WEEKLY, Quadrant House, The Quadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS.


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