Auburn University study shows Super 7+ to be faster, more cost effective than 7% tincture of iodine.
Source: Innovacyn Inc.
Innovacyn Inc. has launched Vetericyn Super 7+ Navel Dip, an umbilical cord dry-out and protective solution for newborn animals.
The iodine-free formula of alkaline electrolyzed water speeds the drying process and protects the umbilical cord. Super 7+ comes in two sizes: a gallon jug and a pint trigger bottle, and can be applied to large animals using a dip cup/squeeze bottle. The liquid includes a brown dye to help identify treated animals, and can be used on cattle, swine, sheep, horses, goats and dogs.
Innovacyn funded Auburn University for a clinical study comparing Super 7+ and seven percent tincture of iodine. The study, which utilized 100 female neonatal calves, took place on-animal and in vitro. Findings included:
• Faster dry-down times -- Dipping with Super7+ Navel Dip increased the percentage of calves having a dry umbilical cord by 30% over that of tincture of iodine;
• No infection -- The umbilical remnants of all calves utilized in the study had no evidence of infection;
• No irritation -- There was no evidence of dermal irritation around the skin surrounding the umbilicus or any other area that may have been in contact with Super7+ Navel Dip;
• Lower cost -– A cost analysis found Super 7+ Navel Dip to be more cost effective than tincture of iodine.
Complete results of the study will be presented later this month by Dr. Julie Gard, DVM and associate professor of clinical studies at Auburn University, at the annual meeting of the United States Animal Health Association.
Unlike tincture of iodine, Super 7+ Navel Dip has negligible cytotoxicity, and is non-flammable and non-corrosive. This advanced hypertonic solution can also be used directly on calves whose umbilical cords were torn off at birth, creating an effective barrier. In addition, the safety profile of Super 7+ ensures that employees and the environment will not be exposed to any dangerous chemicals. The product has no special handling requirements except for following the proper precautions indicated on the label, and does not require hazardous material paperwork or hazard shipping fees.
This product has been cleared by the Agricultural Department of the State of California as a topical-use, umbilical cord dry-out and protection solution for newborn animals.
"Our key criteria in creating Super 7+ was safety – we wanted to make a navel dip that was safer for the animal, safer for the worker applying the product, and safer for the environment," said Scott Hand, technical manager of Innovacyn. "At last, you can move on from the shortages, skin irritations and fees/paperwork that come with iodine and instead speed up your dry-down times."
Super 7+ has an expected 24-month shelf life. Dairies, herd managers and store owners can order the product through their Innovacyn/Vetericyn dealer or by calling Innovacyn customer service at (866) 318-3116.
Based in Rialto, Calif., Innovacyn Inc. is a privately held company that provides premier human and animal healthcare products based on advanced scientific research. For more information about Innovacyn, visit www.innovacyn.com. To learn more about Innovacyn’s products for animals, visit www.vetericyn.com. All Innovacyn products are made in the U.S.