Ivermectin Injectable For Cattle

Discovered and developed by scientists from the Merck Research Laboratories, IVOMEC contains ivermectin, a unique chemical entity. Its convenience, broad-spectrum efficacy and wide safety margin make it an excellent antiparasitic product for cattle, sheep and swine. One low-volume dose effectively controls internal and external parasites of cattle and swine and internal parasites of sheep that can impair health and productivity.

Description

IVOMEC Injection is a ready-to-use sterile solution containing the following ingredients per mL: 10 mg ivermectin, 0.40 mL glycerol formal and propylene glycol q.s. ad 1 mL. IVOMEC Injection is formulated to deliver the recommended dose level of 200 µg ivermectin per kg of body weight in cattle and sheep when given subcutaneously at the rate of 1 mL per 50 kg. In swine, IVOMEC Injection is formulated to deliver the recommended dose level of 300 µg ivermectin per kg body weight when given subcutaneously at the rate of 1 mL per 33 kg. Studies show that IVOMEC Injection is stable for five years when stored under normal conditions.

Uses/benefits of Ivermectin Injectable For Cattle

  • Broad Spectrum: effective against a wide range of external and internal parasites in beef cattle and swine
  • Convenient: single, small volume dose required
  • Effective: causes paralysis and death of parasites and helps prevent reinfection
  • Package safety: rigid plastic vials provide for a firm grip and prevent breakage, individual vial cartons protect vial contents from sunlight
  • Economical: inexpensive

Active Ingredient

Ivermectin is the first in a series of antiparasitic agents derived from the avermectin family of compounds. The avermectins are highly active, broad-spectrum antiparasitic agents isolated from fermentation of the soil organism Streptomyces avermitilis.

Indications

IVOMEC Injection is indicated for the treatment of infections and infestations due to gastrointestinal roundworms, lungworms, grubs, sucking lice and mange mites in cattle: Gastrointestinal roundworms: *Ostertagia ostertagi (adults and fourth stage larvae including inhibited O. ostertagi); O. lyrata (adults); Haemonchus placei (adults and fourth stage larvae); Trichostrongylus axei (adults and fourth stage larvae); T. colubriformis (adults); Cooperia oncophora (adults and fourth stage larvae); C. punctata (adults); Oesophagostomum radiatum (adults and fourth stage larvae); Strongyloides papillosus (adults)

Eye worms: Thelazia spp.

Lungworms: *Dictyocaulus viviparus (adults and fourth stage larvae)

Cattle grubs (internal parasitic stages): Hypoderma bovis; H. lineatum

Sucking lice: Linognathus vituli; Haematopinus eurysternus; Solenopotes capillatus

Mites: Sarcoptes scabiei var. bovis; Psoroptes ovis (syn. P. communis var. bovis)

*IVOMEC Injection given at the recommended dosage controls infections of Dictyocaulus viviparus, Ostertagia ostertagi and Oesophagostomum radiatum for 21 days after treatment; Haemonchus placei, Trichostrongylus axei, Cooperia punctata and Cooperia oncophora for 14 days after treatment.

Administration

Cattle: Ivermectin Injection is to be given subcutaneously only, to reduce risk of potentially fatal clostridial infection of the injection site. Animals should be appropriately restrained to achieve the proper route of administration. Use of a 16-gauge, 1/2 to 3/4” needle is suggested. Inject under the loose skin in front of or behind the shoulder (see illustration).

When using the 50 mL, 250 mL or 500 mL package size, use only automatic syringe equipment. Use sterile equipment and sanitize the injection site by applying a suitable disinfectant. Clean, properly disinfected needles should be used to reduce the potential for injection site infections. No special handling or protective clothing is necessary.

Prices of Ivermectin Injectable For Cattle

 $49.95 – $166.95

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