Sterile injectable solution
Therapeutically classification: Antiparasite
Composition: Each ml contains:
Target species: Cattle and Sheep
Cattle: For treatment of:
Gastrointestinal roundworms (adults and fourth stage larvae): Ostertagia ostertagi (inc. inhibited larvae), Haemonchus placei, Trichostrongylus axei, Cooperia oncophora, Cooperia punctate, Bunostomum phlebotomum, Oesophagostomum radiatum and Trichuris spp.
Lungworms (adults and fourth stage larvae): Dictyocaulus viviparus
Eyeworms (adults): Thelazia spp.
Warbles (parasitic stages): Hypoderma bovis and Hypoderma lineatum
Biting lice: Damalinia (Bovicola) bovis
Sucking lice: Haematopinus eurystemus, Linognathus vituli and Solenopotes capillatus
Mange mites: Psoroptes bovis, Sarcoptes scabiei and Chorioptes bovis
Horn fly: Haematobia irritans
Sheep: For treatment of:
Gastrointestinal roundworms (Adults and fourth stage larvae (L4) unless otherwise indicated):
Chabertia ovina (adults only), Cooperia oncophora, Haemonchus contortus, Nematodirus battus (L4 only), Ostertagia (Teladorsagia) circumcincta, Strongyloides papillosus, Trichostrongylus axei, Trichostrongylus vitrines and Trichuris spp (Adults only)
Mange mites: Psoroptes ovis
Lungworms: Dictyocaulus filaria (Adults only)
Nasal bots (1st, 2nd and 3rd instar larvae): Oestrus ovis
Mechanism of action:
Doramectin is a macrocyclic lactone anthelmintic that enhances the release of GABA at presynaptic neurons. GABA acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter and blocks the post-synaptic stimulation of the adjacent neuron in nematodes or the muscle fiber in arthropods. By stimulating the release of GABA and/or producing a slow and irreversible increase in permeability of glutamate-gated chloride channels (GluCl) to chloride ions and hyperpolarization of nerve cells, doramectin causes flaccid paralysis of the parasite and eventual death. Cestodes and tapeworms do not use GABA as a peripheral neurotransmitter then doramectin is ineffective against these parasites.
Dosage & Administration:
Cattle: A single treatment of 1 ml (10 mg) /50 kg B.W. equivalent to 200 µg/kg B.W. by SC injection in the region of the neck
Sheep: A single treatment of 1 ml (10 mg)/33 kg B.W. equivalent to 300 µg/kg B.W. by IM injection for the treatment and control of Psoroptes ovis (sheep scab mite) and adult Nematodirus battus. In addition, adequate bio-security measures should be implemented to prevent re-infestation. Ensure that all sheep which have been in contact with infested sheep are treated. After treatment, contact between treated infected and untreated uninfected flocks must be avoided for at least 14 days.
A single treatment of 1 ml (10 mg)/50 kg B.W. equivalent to 200 µg/kg B.W. by IM injection for the control of certain other gastro-intestinal nematodes and nasal bots
Meat: 70 days after the last treatment
Do not use in livestock that produce milk for human consumption.
Doramectin is very toxic to aquatic organisms and may accumulate in sediments.
Do not smoke or eat while handling the product. Wash hands after use.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.
Use only under the prescription of a veterinarian.
Do not store above 25 °C, keep away from light and freezing.
50 ml vial in a box
For veterinary use only
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