FERTAGYL® gets expanded label for beef cows

FERTAGYL® (gonadorelin) is now approved for use with closprostenol sodium to synchronize estrous cycles to allow for fixed-timed artificial insemination (FTAI) in beef cows. Already approved for use with ESTRUMATE® (cloprostenol injection) to synchronize estrous cycles to allow for FTAI in lactating dairy cows, the new label indication enables beef veterinarians and producers to use the two products on-label in their breeding program.

The effectiveness of gonadorelin, the active ingredient in FERTAGYL, for use with cloprostenol sodium to synchronize estrous cycles to allow for FTAI in beef cows was demonstrated in a field study at 10 different U.S. locations.1 Pregnancy rate to FTAI was significantly higher in cows treated with gonadorelin than in cows treated with control.

FERTAGYL is easy to administer; the dosage for beef cows is 2 mL via intramuscular injection. Refer to the package insert for complete dosing instructions. FERTAGYL is available in 10-dose/20-mL and 50-dose/100-mL vials. There are many options for synchronization of estrus and ovulation, so consult your veterinarian to select an appropriate program for your operation. To learn more, visit MAHCattle.com.

Important Safety Information for FERTAGYL: Not for use in humans.  Keep out of reach of children.

Important Safety Information for ESTRUMATE: Women of childbearing age, asthmatics, and persons with respiratory problems should exercise extreme caution when handling ESTRUMATE. ESTRUMATE is readily absorbed through the skin and may cause abortion and/or bronchospasms; direct contact with the skin should be avoided and accidental spillage on the skin should be washed off immediately with soap and water. Do not administer ESTRUMATE to a pregnant cow if abortion is not desired. Severe localized post-injection clostridial infections have been reported; in rare instances infection has led to death. At 50 and 100 times the recommended dose, mild side effects may be detected. For complete information on ESTRUMATE, see package insert.

  1. FERTAGYL Package Insert; 2020.

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