We are pleased to report that M99 and the reversing agent M5050 is now going to be available to Live Capture Operators through their Vets. It was a real worry to us as stag de-antlering season looms ever closer.
We've never used anything other than Immobilon/Revivon for stags as I don't think there's been anything to touch it as far as knock-down and reversal speed goes.
M99 is going to be over £550 per pack, much more expensive than Immobilon/Revivon, but on the plus side M99/M5050 is about 3-4 times stronger than Immobilon, so we should be able to use smaller darts.
If you want your Vet to get hold of it, then they will ned to applye for an STC (Special Treatment Certificate) to treat deer under cascade.
Great news for professional Live Capture Operators, although those who wished to see Immobilon banned may have a different view.
It is my understanding that Immobilon may come back on stream in the future, or a similar alternative, but for now M99/M5050 looks like it will do the lob for the time being.
I'd be interested to hear some of SD vet's views on this.
(Director - Jelen Deer Services)