Virbac Australia

First Aid & Fly Control

SEPTICIDE® antiseptic cream with insecticide for horses and dogs

For use on wounds in dogs and horses especially where fly worry is likely to occur.

  • Dog
  • Horse
  • Australian made
    Australian made

WHAT IS SEPTICIDE®?

  • Antiseptic cream to prevent infection and assist wound healing
  • For use on dogs and horses
  • Kills and repels flies and nuisance insects to protect wounds and skin from damage
  • Easy to use cream formula

RECOMMENDED FOR

  • Minor wounds on dogs and horses.
  • Protection of areas sensitive to irritation and injury by insects.
  • To help prevent fly strike and other insect related problems in open wounds.
  • To provide the benefits of a moist environment, beneficial for wound healing.

WHY CHOOSE SEPTICIDE?

  • Promotes wound healing and prevents infection

    SEPTICIDE contains the antiseptic proflavin hemisulfate that assists in wound healing and prevents the development of infection. The antiseptic formulation helps the wound to heal and prevents infection from establishing in the wound. The cream formulation stops the wound from drying out creating optimum conditions for wound healing. SEPTICIDE can be safely applied to all forms of minor wounds on dogs particularly those prone to irritation by insects eg. dogs’ ears.

  • Kills flies and nuisance insects

    The active ingredients in SEPTICIDE are highly effective insecticidal compounds. The insecticide permethrin is one of the most effective insecticides available to kill insects landing on treated areas and to protect the wound from flystrike or other insect related damage. N Octyl Bicycloheptene Dicarboximide when combined with permethrin acts synergistically to prolong and intensify insecticidal activity.

  • Repels flies and other nuisance insects

    Diethyltoluamide, DEET, contained in SEPTICIDE is regarded as one of the most effective insect repelling compounds available. DEET acts by creating a shield of repellent vapour as it evaporates. This shield confuses insects so they can’t locate the animal to land on. N Octyl Bicycloheptane Dicarboximide is a synergist with DEET which assists DEET in working more effectively by prolonging it’s action and intensifying it’s repellent properties.

  • Versatile easy to use cream formula

    Presented in a cream preparation, SEPTICIDE is ideal for preventing wounds drying out providing optimum conditions for wound healing. The cream form also makes it easy to apply to difficult areas such as the head and ears particularly on nervous or skittish animals. SEPTICIDE is registered for use on both dogs and horses. This multi-species use means that it is a handy first aid product to have on hand in a wide variety of situations

COMPOSITION

  • Proflavine Hemisulfate 1mg/g
  • Permethrin 10mg/g
  • N Octyl Bicycloheptane Dicarboximide 50mg/g
  • Diethyltoluamide 50mg/g

DOSAGE & DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Apply to wound daily until healing is achieved. If using as a preventative measure continue use until insect activity has ceased.

PRECAUTION

If symptoms persists the advice of veterinarian should be sought. Do NOT apply SEPTICIDE to cats.

STORAGE

Store below 30ºC (room temperature).

PACK SIZES

100g tubes

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FAQ
  • Can I use SEPTICIDE on an animal other than a horse or dog?

    SEPTICIDE is registered for use in horses and dogs which means it may be safely used in both horses and dogs. The use of this product in any other species would be considered “off label use”. Products should not be used outside of their registered label claims without first consulting a veterinarian (if at all).

  • Can SEPTICIDE be used on cats?

    No, as SEPTICIDE contains Permethrin. The product can only be used on dogs and horses. 

  • Do I need to clean the wound before I apply the ointment? And how much ointment do I apply to the wound?

    It would assist the action of SEPTICIDE if the wound was initially gently cleansed with clean, warm water to remove any debris or exudate. SEPTICIDE can be applied liberally to cover the affected area.

  • Does SEPTICIDE sting?

    No, SEPTICIDE is in a soothing, emollient base that moisturises and protects the wound and promotes rapid healing.

  • How does SEPTICIDE work?

    SEPTICIDE works as an antiseptic, which assists the healing of a wound and prevents infection and sepsis. The insecticides also kill and repel insects, preventing further infection and irritation from insect bites.

  • What animals can Septicide be used on?

    SEPTICIDE is an antiseptic cream with added insecticides. It is ideal for wounds on dogs and horses, especially where fly worry is likely to occur. 

  • What do the insecticides do?

    The insecticides repel insects attracted to the wound and kill any insects that come into contact with the wound, thus preventing further damage to the wound and assisting healing.

  • When is the best time to use SEPTICIDE?

    SEPTICIDE is particularly useful in summer when nuisance insects and flies are a problem. If a dog is susceptible to fly strike, then SEPTICIDE can be applied as a preventative, before insects wreak havoc on the ears. It can also be used at any time where a horse or dog is suffering from wounds.

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