Pest Control, Biosecurity and Animal Health
Flies, beetles, roaches and other insects can spread disease and pose a health risk to livestock and farm animals.3 Mark Hammer, DVM, Manager of Veterinary Services, Novartis Animal Health, said insect control is a critical component of animal health and biosecurity programs.
“We know insects are capable of spreading any number of diseases including Salmonella, Campylobacter, E. coli, Moraxella bovis, Brachyspira hyodysenteriae and Lawsonia intracellularis,” said Hammer. “Beyond the health threats they present, insects also cause stress for production animals through biting or nuisance swarming, and that can divert energy from growth or recovery from an illness.”
As a non-toxic pest control solution that’s proven effective, Natunex represents a breakthrough alternative for the growing number of farm and production facility managers who want fast, convenient insect control without the safety risks and drawbacks associated with chemical-based insecticides. Direct contact of Natunex with skin and plants should be avoided.
For more information about Natunex, contact your Novartis Animal Health representative, animal health supplier or visit www.ah.novartis.us.
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1. Data on file at Novartis Animal Health US, Inc.
2. Miller GT (2004), Sustaining the Earth, 6th edition. Thompson Learning, Inc. Pacific Grove, California. Chapter 9, Pages 211-216.
3. Fly Control in Confined Livestock and Poultry Production. 2002. Novartis Animal Health