Consider Generics for Parasite Management

Cattle producers have a new, cost-effective option when choosing a dewormer. Norbrook is introducing Tauramox, the first generic Cydectin, a moxidectin injectable dewormer created for the treatment of infections and infestations due to internal and external parasites in beef and non-lactating dairy cattle. Dr. Eric Moore, Norbrook director of technical services, explains.

“This is the first generic moxidectin to Cydectin injectable. It is a one percent moxidectin injectable for treating infections and infestations due to internal external parasites and beef and non-lactating dairy cattle. Tauramox treats and controls gastrointestinal roundworms, lung worms, cattle, grubs, mites and lice. Tauramox effectively protects cattle from reinfestation of key internal parasites in that it has a duration of activity to keep those parasites from coming back right away, which is important as cattle out on pasture.” 

Dr. Moore says Tauramox Injectable Solution is the same as Cydectin Injectable Solution.

“Our generic is an identical bioequivalent to the Cydectin injectable product on the market today. One benefit of an injectable dewormer is a consistency of dose. So, when we have an injectable dewormer, we know we’re getting the full dose and they’re based on the dosing on the label. Being a bioequivalent generic, it’ll provide the same benefits as the pioneer product does.” 

Being a generic, it provides the same benefits at a lower cost.

If you look at a generic product like Tauramox, they can have the same effective weight gain as a benefit from using the product in eliminating those parasites. They also get all the same benefits of the pioneer product, but a more cost-effective package. So, what we’re trying to do as a generic manufacturer is provide a product at a more cost-effective price point that does the same thing as the pioneer product allowing you to reap the benefits at a lower price point.” 

Head online or talk to your herd veterinarian to learn more.

“You can always learn more by contact in, but first it’s always important to consult your herd health professional, talk to your veterinarian, talk to your animal health supplier, find out what works in your area, and be sure and match your products to the parasites that you have.”