Pain is defined as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience that is associated with actual or potential tissue damage.2 Procedures that are potentially painful include tooth clipping, tusk removal, ear notching, tail docking, castration, scrotal hernia repair, abdominal hernia repair, Caesarian section, vasectomy and epididymectomy. The use of anaesthetic or analgesic prior to routine procedures creates a logistical problem and increases labour costs. Pigs must be visited multiple times for one procedure. It is generally agreed that all mammals experience pain in a similar manner to humans. Some species such as pigs attempt to hide the effects of pain. Possibly in the wild this behaviour was protective, because a pig showing signs of pain might attract the attention of a predator. Therefore, one problem in minimising pain in pork production has been the difficulty in detecting pain and assessing the severity of the pain.
A second challenge has been the scarcity of products licensed for use in food-producing animals that are effective in treating pain. This area of medicine has expanded greatly over the past decade but the pharmacological options approved for use in swine are still very limited. There are other potential reasons that have limited the advancement of pain control in the pork industry including economics and labour requirements. On the other hand, there are important reasons why we need to carefully examine this issue and determine where there are opportunities to improve pain control. In certain areas, pain management might improve productivity but more importantly, an on-farm programme to minimise pain will be considered part of responsible animal husbandry by the general public.
Features of Anti Inflammatory Drugs For Pigs
Bovine and porcine injectable antibiotic solution
- Injectable antibiotic for beef and non-lactating dairy cattle and swine
- Treats BRD, pinkeye, and footrot in cattle
- Treats and controls swine respiratory disease in pigs
- Contains the active ingredient tulathromycin
- 18 day meat withdrawal in cattle, 5 day meat withdrawal in swine
Flunixin meglumine is a relatively potent non-narcotic, nonsteroidal analgesic with anti-inflammatory, anti-endotoxic and anti-pyretic properties. In horses, indicated for the alleviation of inflammation and pain associated with musculo-skeletal disorders and for the alleviation of visceral pain associated with colic, also indicated for the treatment of endotoxaemia or septic shock associated with gastric torsion and for other conditions in which the circulation of the blood to the gastrointestinal tract is compromised.
In cattle, indicated for the control of acute inflammation associated with respiratory disease. It may also be used as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of acute mastitis.
In Pigs, Flunixin Injection is indicated as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of swine respiratory diseases.
Uses/benefits of Anti Inflammatory Drugs For Pigs
Anti-inflammatory, anti-endotoxic and anti-pyretic properties used in horses, cattle, and pigs
- Non-narcotic, nonsteroidal analgesic
- Anti-inflammatory, anti-endotoxic and anti-pyretic
- For horses, cattle, and pigs
- Veterinarian’s prescription required
Flunixin Injection is a clear colourless solution for injection containing, per ml:
Flunixin, as Flunixin Meglumine 50 mg
Phenol, as preservative 5 mg
Sodium Formaldehyde Sulphoxylate Dihydrate 2.5 mg
Prices of Anti Inflammatory Drugs For Pigs
$245 – $285.00