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First Drench: Quick Reference Guide

Species: Sheep

Ranges: Internal parasites

First Drench

PRODUCT STATEMENT

For the treatment and control of levamisole susceptible roundworms and lungworms including benzimidazole resistant strains and the treatment of tapeworms in lambs.

COMPOSITION

  • Levamisole 37.5g/L
  • Praziquantel 18.8g/L

WHAT IS FIRST DRENCH?

  • A combination oral drench for lambs
  • Contains levamisole
  • Contains praizquantel
  • Broad spectrum worm control, including tapeworms
  • Highly effective against barber’s pole worm
  • Ideal for lambs
  • Short WHP and ESI

DOSAGE

First Drench is given orally at the recommended dose rate of 1mL/5kg bodyweight.

Bodyweight Dose Volume Sheep Treated
(kg) (mL) (5L)
Up to 10 2 2500
11-15 3 1666
16-20 4 1250
21-25 5 1000
26-30 6 833
31-35 7 714
36-40 8 625


Animals in excess of 40kg bodyweight dosed at 1mL/5kg.

WITHHOLDING PERIODS/ESI

  • Meat: 3 days
  • Milk: Do not use in dairy sheep that are producing or will in the future produce milk for human consumption
  • ESI: 7 days

PRESENTATION

Liquid: 5L

STORAGE

Store below 30°C (room temperature) in original container.

APVMA Number

47015