Abamectin Injection effectively controls parasites of sheep and cattle.
PARAMECTIN INJECTION contains 10 mg/mL abamectin,a member of the macrocyclic lactone group of compounds. It is effective against eternal parasites sensitive to this family. Resistance can develop to any anthelmintic. Ask your local veterinary practitioner or animal health adviser for recommended parasite management practices for your area to reduce development of resistance. It is advisable that a resistance test be conducted regularly when using any parasite treatment.
The low-volume dosage level of PARAMECTIN Injection makes it convenient for use with most syringes or automatic injectors. Field studies have demonstrated an adequate margin of safety. Pregnant sheep may be treated provided normal care is taken in handling.
Transitory discomfort has been observed in some sheep following subcutaneous administration. A low incidence of soft-tissue swelling at the injection site has been observed. These reactions have disappeared without treatment. Toxicity seen as unsteady gait and sometimes death has occurred due to overdosing in some Lambs. To avoid overdosing, special care must be exercised in estimating bodyweight and setting injection equipment.
Do not treat lambs under 20 kg.
SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE.
Representative sample of animals should be weighed before treatment. Dose rate to be based on heaviest sheep in each group (rams, ewes, lambs, etc.). Do not underdone. Where there is a large variation in size within the group, draft into two or more lines based on bodyweight, to avoid excessive overdosing.
DOSE RATE SHEEP: 0-1 mL per 5 kg bodyweight
by subcutaneous injection.
|Bodyweight||Dose Rate||Doses per 500ml|
|16 - 20 kg||0.4mL||1250|
|21 - 25 kg||0.5mL||1000|
|26 - 30 kg||0.6mL||833|
|46 - 50 kg||1.0mL||500|
|61 - 70 kg||1.4mL||357|
|71 - 80 kg||1.6mL||312|
Injection to be given into the anterior half of the neck. Sheep in excess of 65 kg to be dosed at 0.1 mL per 5 kg bodyweight
MEAT: Sheep producing meat or offal for human consumption must not be sold for slaughter either during treatment or within 28 days of cessation of the last treatment.
MILK: Milk intended for sale for human consumption must be discarded during treatment and for not less than 35 days following the last treatment.
Registered pursuant to the ACVM Act 1997 No.A7638