Virbac Australia

COMBINATION DRENCHES ARE THE NEW STANDARD IN CATTLE

Cydectin Platinum controls worms no longer killed by drenches such as Cydectin® Dectomax®, Eprinex®, Ivomec® and their generics.

It is a dual-active drench combining Moxidectin and Levamisole in a powerful and sophisticated formulation that provides highly effective and persistent worm control, not replicated by any other combination cattle drench.

CATTLE PRODUCERS CAN NO LONGER RELY ON COMMONLY USED DRENCHES

Cattle worms have learnt to outsmart most drenches. An article published in the Australian Cattle Veterinarian's journal summarised the results of 25 trials, including over 1,100 animals.1

The table below summarises relevant data from the 25 trials for key worm species.

BRAND NAME NO. OF TESTS EFFICACY % BARBER'S POLE EFFICACY % COOPERIA EFFICACY % OSTERTAGIA
Cydectin® Plantinum 25 99.4 99.3 100
Cydectin® Pour-on 10 75.0 69.3 99.0
Dectomax® Pour-on 8 28.9 71.9 NA
Ivomec® Pour-on 3 0.0 87.3 NA
Abamectin Pour-on 2 51.0 86.0 97.0
Levamisole Pour-on 6 99.7 99.7 73.0

N/A - inadequate worm numbers or larval differentiation is not possible for this species.

 

KEY FINDINGS:

  • Most drenches are no longer reliably effective in killing all key worms
  • Commonly used single active drenches had a mean efficacy of only 72%
  • Combination drenches are the new standard in cattle to ensure control of all key worm species >95%

 

CATTLE PRODUCERS MUST CONSIDER MOVING FROM SINGLE ACTIVE DRENCHES TO COMBINATION DRENCHES LIKE CYDECTIN PLATINUM