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Vetmec with Abamectin
The active ingredient in VETMEC is abamectin – one of the avermectin/milbemycin family of endectocides. Abamectin, like all other avermectins (including Ivermectin (eg Ivomec ® ), eprinomectin (eg Eprinex ® ), doramectin (eg Dectomax ® ) kills parasites by focusing on their neurotransmitter gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) to cripple the transmission of nervous impulses. Its action is different from that of the active ingredients in white and clear drenches. Abamectin is therefore effective against parasites resistant to white and clear drench families.
Sound parasite control strategies with VETMEC cattle injections
VETMEC cattle injection is ideally suited for tactical and strategic treatments, to help clean up pastures and prevent outbreaks of Type II Ostertagiosis .
In addition, VETMEC provides an ideal opportunity to prevent the build up of lice with a single treatment.
Being an injectable product there is greater confidence that the cattle will have received the full dose at treatment compared with pour-on products. An internal study by Chemvet (OZY9709) demonstrated (click here for article) that blood levels following injection with VETMEC were several times higher than those following a registered abamectin pour-on treatment.
VETMEC is effective against the following sensitive strains:
- Ostertagia ostertagi
- Ostertagia lyrata
- Haemonchus placei
- Trichostronglyus axei
- T. colubriformis
- Cooperia spp
- Bunostomum phlebotomum
- Oesophogostomum radiutum and adult Chabertia ovina
- Nematodirus spathiger and Strongyloides papillosus
- Vetmec & Dung Beetles (click here to read more)
- Adult and immature Dictyocaulus viviparus.External Parasites
Linognathus vituli (sucking lice). Aids in the control of cattle tick.
Longevity of Action
Effectively controls infection with Haemonchus placei, Ostertagia spp, Cooperia spp, and Oesophogostomum radiutum acquired up to 7 days after treatment and Dictyocaulus viviparus acquired up to 14 days after treatment.
|Cattle in excess of 650 kg should be dosed at 1.0 mL per 50 kg.|
Do not administer VETMEC within 30 days of slaughter for human consumption.
ESI 42 days