For treatment and control of abamectin sensitive strains of internal parasites (including benzimidazole, levamisole, and morantel resistant strains), nasal bot and itch mite of sheep and lambs. For treatment and control of tapeworms and as an aid in controlling selenium deficiencies 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 SE 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 they start to eat pasture, they are developing a worm burden. Unlike older sheep, lambs have not 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.
Selenium deficiencies can increase the effect a worm burden can have on animals through suppressing their immune systems. Other problems associated with selenium deficiency are ill thrift, infertility, reduced production (milk, wool and meat), scouring and ‘white muscle’ disease.
FIRSTMECTIN SE is given orally at the recommended dose rate of 1mL/4kg bodyweight in sheep.
|Bodyweight||Dose Volume||Sheep Treated|
Animals in excess of 80kg bodyweight dosed at 1mL/4kg.
Store below 30°C (room temperature) in original container.
Liquid: 5L and 10L