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Firstmectin: Quick Reference Guide

Species: Sheep

Ranges: Internal parasites

Firstmectin

PRODUCT STATEMENT

For the treatment and control of abamectin sensitive strains of internal parasites (including benzimidazole, levamisole, and morantel resistant strains), nasal bot and itch mite in sheep and lambs. For treatment and control of tapeworm in sheep and lambs.

COMPOSITION

  • Abamectin 0.8g/L
  • Praziquantel 15g/L

WHAT IS FIRSTMECTIN?

  • A combination oral drench for sheep and lambs
  • Contains abamectin
  • Contains praziquantel
  • Broad spectrum parasite control, including tapeworms
  • Ideal for lambs
  • Unselenised

DOSAGE

Firstmectin is given orally at the recommended dose of 1mL/4kg bodyweight.

Bodyweight Dose Volume Sheep Treated
(kg) (mL) 10L
11-15 4 2500
16-20 5 2000
21-30 7.5 1333
31-40 10 1000
41-50 12.5 800
51-60 15 666
61-70 17.5 571
71-80 20 500


Animals in excess of 80kg bodyweight to be dosed at 1mL/4kg.

WITHOLDING PERIODS/ESI

  • Meat: 14 days
  • Milk: When milk or milk by-products are to be used for human consumption DO NOT ADMINISTER to dairy sheep within 28 days prior to lambing or during lactation
  • ESI: 28 days

PRESENTATION

Liquid: 10L

STORAGE

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

APVMA Number

50229