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.
Control of roundworms and tapeworm concurrently.
Abamectin is a potent, short acting member of the macrocyclic lactone (ML) family of drenches. Praziquantel is the only chemical that controls both segments and heads of tapeworm. It makes sense to remove tapeworms to reduce the overall worm burden of your lambs, giving them the best opportunity to achieve peak performance.
FIRSTMECTIN is highly effective against abamectin sensitive gastrointestinal roundworms, lungworm, nasal bot and itch mite. It also provides control of tapeworms (heads and segments).
For a young lamb, life is a risky business. They’re vulnerable to cold, predators and worms. As soon as lambs start to eat pasture, they are developing a worm burden. Unlike older sheep, lambs haven’t built up their immunity against worms. Worm infections lead to reduced wool production and lower bodyweights in sheep of any age; a high worm burden will have a far bigger impact on young sheep.
Excess selenium can cause toxicity issues in sheep, particularly if they are suffering liver damage from eating particular weeds. Where sheep are receiving sufficient amounts of selenium in their diet, it may be better to use an unselenised drench. If selenium supplementation via a drench is required, FIRSTMECTIN® SE is recommended.
FIRSTMECTIN is given orally at the recommended dose of 1mL/4kg bodyweight.
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Animals in excess of 80kg bodyweight to be dosed at 1mL/4kg.
Store below 30°C (room temperature) in original container.