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Phone: 01 451 8959 • Fax: 01 451 2540
Email: info@interchem.ie

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Interchem is delighted to announce the launch of a new veterinary exclusive bolus range for ruminants under the OLIGOVET brand. The OLIGOVET Bolus range has a unique mode of action and provides a controlled and long acting sustained release of trace minerals for cattle.

Interchem are launching the new OLIGOVET Bolus range at various CPD Veterinary Seminar’s in January, titled ‘’Maximising ruminant health and performance with trace element mineral supplementation’’. These seminar’s run from 6.30-9.00 pm with supper provided afterwards.

Topics include:

• The role of trace elements in ruminants

• Nutritional diagnostics of forage samples, interpreting results and the use of
   corrective action in practical applications.

Speakers

Date

Region

Hotel

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Sinnéad Oakes MVB MRCVS MPH Cert ESM, Veterinary Technical Advisor for Interchem.

Gerry Giggins International Beef Production Consultant, Nutrition Link Ltd 

8th Jan

Claremorris, Mayo

McWilliam Park Hotel

www.bit.ly/ClaremorrisBolus

Gaël Cheleux PhD MRCVS Veterinarian Technical Support at the Innovation Department at Vetalis Technologies

Brian Reidy, Ruminant Nutrition Consultant with Premier Farm Nutrition

14th Jan

Tipperary

Horse and Jockey Hotel

www.bit.ly/HorseandJockeyBolus

15th Jan

Mullingar,
Westmeath

Mullingar Park Hotel

www.bit.ly/MullingarBolus

 

The Oligovet Bolus range includes Oligovet Pro Pasture Bolus (250 days of controlled release, Oligovet Dry Cow (90 days of controlled release), Oligovet Reproduction, Oligovet Repro Flush, Oligovet Electro Pidolate Max, Oligovet Copper Plus Bolus, Oligovet High Iodine Bolus and Oligovet Magnesium Bolus.

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Interchem Ireland Ltd hosted a CPD equine seminar titled "Equine nutrition: needs must, but feeds mightn't!’’ on the 5th December at the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge. This CPD seminar focused on the rational inclusion of veterinary nutritional supplementation to optimize reproduction efficiency and athletic performance in Irish horsesTopics included the role of supplementation to assist in breeding, performance horses and nursery stock/youngstock.


Speakers included
 Dr. Stephanie Chapman BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS, Veterinary Technical Advisor in Europe for Audevard Laboratoires and Sinnéad Oakes MVB MRCVS MPH Cert ESM, Veterinary Technical Advisor for Interchem.

Dr. Chapman concluded her presentation with a study* on decreased performance in racehorses: 

       275 horses evaluated for poor performance

       84% diagnosed with a combination of multi-organ problems

       Not only orthopaedic

      New research to show that nutritional supplementation can have beneficial and synergistic effects.

*Clinical evaluation of poor performance in the racehorse: the results of 275 evaluations ELISABETH A. MORRISH. J. SEEHERMAN (1991)

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Conor O Sullivan, Walterstown, Co. Meath entered dairying in 2015. Prior to this his family managed a mixed enterprise made up of mostly tillage farming, so it was no small task to move direction into dairying. He started by purchasing 120 in-calf heifers and from there has built his way up to over 200 milking cows. Conor may have made this look easy, but much effort has been realised to get the farm to its current level of production as can be seen here:

Key statistics:

• Cows in Milk: 203
• Calving interval: 368 days
• 2018 AV Milk Solids: 470kgs
• 2019 forecasted solids: 520kgs
• Herd Type: Cross Bred
• Daily yield: 22 Litres (6700L/ annum)

This year Conor made a change in his protocol to control lungworm by using Eprecis injection. This came as a result in consultation with his local vet practice and hearing of its success through the media.

Conor's comments on why he chose Eprecis were as follows:

• Once it's done its done, you know the cow got the correct dose
• Quicker acting
• Didn't have to worry about scattered showers on the day
• Only took 90 minutes to do 203 cows

Conor's farm manager commented "it was magic stuff; in two days the coughing had completely stopped". Conor says he would suggest farmers to "have it in your yard each year so you can react when needed rather than waiting for it to be delivered".

In 2015, Conor has a bad outbreak of lungworm, this resulted in reduced yields, so Conor knows how important it is to monitor and treat accordingly. "Eprecis will be part of my annual worm control strategy" commented Conor.

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Interchem are pleased to announce the appointment of Lisa Hopkins as their Swine Technical Sales Specialist. Lisa joins Interchem from Rosderra Irish Meats where she has been employed as their Pig Farm Advisory Officer for the past 2 ½ years. During this time Lisa has acquired a good understanding of pig health issues. Lisa holds a Honours B.Agr.Sc. degree from UCD along with having completed a number of Pig related courses since she graduated from UCD in 2016. Interchem Swine Business Manager, Colum Killeen says “We’re delighted to welcome Lisa to the team to fulfil the demands of our increasing swine business".

Lisa can be contacted on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and mobile 086 701 3844.

 

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Denis O’Carroll (left), Interchem (Ireland) Ltd, South Western Region Territory Manager recently presented Breda Gallagher with the Eprecis competition prize of a Cattle Weigh Scales in association with O’Donovan Engineering. Also pictured is Nevin Farrell, Manager of Shannonside Vets Kilrush Co Clare.

A number of months ago, Interchem ran an exciting competition for farmers who purchased an Eprecis herd pack to be in with a chance to win a cattle weighing scales valued at €1,600. The cattle weighing scales was a perfect prize to sit with Eprecis, to ensure farmers have administered the correct dose rate as effective worming relies on accurate dosing according to weight. It is important that the right dose of wormer is given correctly to ensure maximum efficacy.

Eprecis Injection is the only injectable endectocide for the treatment of internal and external parasites in dairy and beef animals. It also has a zero milk withhold period.

Eprinomectin is the active ingredient for the control or treatment of parasites including lungworms, stomach worms, mites and lice. Eprecis is available in 250ml bottles and 100ml bottles.

Interchem would like to thank the hundreds of farmers for taking part in the competition, and wish Breda every success with her prize in the future. For further information about Eprecis, visit www.farmingfocus.ie or talk to your local veterinary or farm/co-op supplier.

 

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We are very excited to announce the winner of our Eprecis Cattle Weigh Scales! Earlier this week

Interchem’s large animal sales manager Paul Kennedy was with Aidan Brennan of the Irish Farmer’s
Journal at Kilashee House Hotel to pull the winner from the drum! Watch our video here  to find out who
the lucky winner is! Thank you to all for taking part and a huge congratulations to our winner!

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