Why pain relief for animal welfare is so important for producers?

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Animal welfare for cattle and sheep producers is a topic taken very seriously, as producers and consumers worldwide want to adopt best practices for animal husbandry. Animal welfare is now essential for the cattle and sheep industries across the globe, particularly in relation to future trade and exports for Australia.

The recent Fair Trade Agreement between Australia and the UK outlines the importance of animal welfare as an issue of consideration with exports and trade in relation to both country’s future trade. Producers need to act now to ensure practices are adopted on-farm ensuring guaranteed buyer and consumer demands are met.

Why is a best practice essential for producers?

Caring for cattle and sheep and keeping their stress levels low is imperative for good animal health and animal welfare practices and long-term production results. The practices of castration, de-budding and dehorning calves and mulesing, castration, and tail docking for lambs are essential for good herd and flock management.

Producers, their customers, and consumers are now more than ever interested in animal welfare and the importance of pain management with these types of procedures.

The Australian welfare standards and guidelines must be followed and adhered to by all producers when undertaking procedures for calves and lambs.

Pain relief for animal welfare and the best product for this?

Pain relief for animal welfare is a major consideration of producers before procedures like castration, de-budding, dehorning, mulesing, and tail docking are undertaken. Producers are seeking an easy to administer, a non-prescriptive solution that is formulated with a powerful combination of local anesthetic for instant and long-term pain relief, adrenaline to reduce bleeding, and to seal the wound along with an antiseptic agent to help reduce infection risk and inflammation.

One such product is Tri-Solfen. Tri-Solfen is the only product registered in Australia for cattle and sheep that has four modes of action, leaving it unrivalled when it comes to the treatment of surgical wounds in animals.

Clinical studies have shown the positive effect Tri-Solfen has on reducing pain over many years and producers have seen the proof of Tri-Solfen’s positive effects on stock behavior and welfare, right from the moment it is applied.

How does Tri-Solfen work?

Tri-Solfen is a viscous liquid that is easily applied to surgical wounds using the dedicated Tri-Solfen applicator.

Tri-Solfen’s novel formulation contains a unique combination of four ingredients:

  1. Lignocaine and Bupivacaine, local anesthetics providing pain relief on surgical wounds.
  2. Adrenaline to seal the wound and reduce bleeding, and
  3. Cetrimide, an antiseptic agent to help reduce the risk of infection.

There is no other product available that offers this unique four-in-one wound care, that offers fast and long-term pain relief, and reduces post-operative bleeding, faster healing time, and reduced inflammation.

How to apply Tri-Solfen?

Tri-Solfen is best applied using correct hygiene techniques and the specifically designed Tri-Solfen applicator. The Tri-Solfen applicator comes with a special tip and nozzle designed so the Tri-Solfen is converted from liquid to a gelling foam that adheres to the wound. 

To create the foam you need to operate the applicator firmly and quickly.

Tri-Solfen is available in three pack sizes, 1L, 5L, and 20L, and is available through Specialist Sales.

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