AFTER three years of using Tri-Solfen, Gin Gin vet Andrew Marland says the ground-breaking pain relief product has become something of a go to product for the livestock industry.
"Tri-Solfen has proven a particularly useful treatment for cattle and sheep and in some instances, horses," Mr Marland said.
"What I like about Tri-Solfen is that it is easy to use, provides fast acting topics pain relief and contains an antiseptic, reducing the chance of infection."
Initially developed as a pain relief product for the sheep industry, Tri-Solfen has also been widely adopted in the cattle industry for routine animal husbandry practices including castration, dehorning and branding.
"It has also been useful for treating wounds on hard-to-handle horses where there are safety concerns for handlers," Dr Marland said.
"It certainly can be a very good first-aid treatment until the vet arrives."
Dr Marland said although Tri-Solfen could be bought off the shelf, a vet should be consulted before it was used for any off-label purpose.
The blue gel contains two local anaesthetics, lignocane and bupivivaine, plus adrenalin to stop bleeding and an antiseptic to prevent infection. It is applied using an applicator gun, which has recently been upgraded.