Ivermectin Sheep Drench is indicated for the effective treatment of gastrointestinal roundworms (including Haemonchuscontortus), lungworms and nasal bots in sheep.
Ivermectin Sheep Drench provides treatment and control of adult and fourth-stage larvae of the following parasites: Gastrointestinal Roundworms – Haemonchuscontortus, Ostertagiacircumcincta, Trichostrongylusaxei, T. colubriformis, Cooperiacurticei, Nematodirusspathiger, N. battus, and Oesophagostomumcolumbianum; Lungworms – Dictyocaulus filaria; and all the larval stages of Nasal Bot – Oestrusovis. It also provides treatment and control of adult forms only of the following Gastrointestinal Roundworms – Haemonchusplacei, Cooperiaoncophora,Strongyloidespapillosus, Oesophagostomumvenulosum, Trichuris ovis, and Chabertiaovina.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
Ivermectin Sheep Drench should only be administered orally at the recommended dose level of 200 mcg ivermectin per kilogram of body weight. Three mL of Ivermectin Sheep Drench contains sufficient ivermectin to treat 26 pounds of body weight.
|Volume||Sheep Body Weight Dosed|
|3 mL||26 lbs|
|6 mL||52 lbs|
|9 mL||78 lbs|
|12 mL||104 lbs|
|15 mL||130 lbs|
|18 mL||156 lbs|
|21 mL||182 lbs|
|24 mL||208 lbs|
|27 mL||234 lbs|
|30 mL||260 lbs|
To avoid underdosing, it is important to get the dose according to the weight of the heaviest sheep in a group (ewes, lambs or rams), not the average weight. Several of the largest sheep should be weighed, judgment by the eye can be deceiving.
Any standard drenching equipment, or any equipment which provides a consistent dose volume, can be used. Dose rates and equipment should be checked before drenching commences. Be sure the head is properly positioned for each sheep to receive the full dose.
Ivermectin Sheep Drench is readily accepted by sheep, but inconsequential coughing may be observed in some animals during and for several minutes after drenching. If slobbering occurs, the dose may be lost, and that sheep should be redosed.
CATEGORY: Broad-spectrum anti-parasite drug.
STORAGE:Store in cool dark place, below 25°C. Protect from light. Keep container tightly closed when not in use.