Ivermectin 1.87% w/w (18.7 mg/g)
Avimectin is abroad-spectrum insecticide that eliminates internal and external parasites in horses.
For the treatment of the following parasites of horses:
Roundworms in the stomach and intestines:
Large strongyles (redwoms): adults and 4th larval (arterial) stages of Strongylus vulgaris,adults and tissue larval stages of Strongylus edentatus and adults of Strongylus equinus
Adults Small strongyles(redwoms):including benzimidazole resistant strains: Cyathostomum catinatum, Cyathostomum pateratum, Cylicocyclus ashworthi, Cylicocyclus elongates, Cylicocyclus insigne, Cylicocyclus leptostomum, Cylicocyclus nassatus, Cylicocyclus radiatus, Cylicostephanus asymetricus, Cylicostephanus bidentatus, Cylicostephanus calicatus, Cylicostephanus goldi, Cylicostephanus longibursatus, Cylicostephanus minutus, Cylicodontophorus bicornatus, Gyalocephalus capitatus.
adult and immature lungworms: Dictyocaulus arnfieldi.
pinworms: adult and immature Oxyuris equi.
Ascarids: adult and 3rd and 4th stage Parascaris equorum .
Hairworms adult Trichostrongylus axei.
Intestinal threadworms adult Strongyloides westeri.
Neck threadworms microfilariae of Onchocerca spp.
oral and gastric larval stages of Stomach bots: Gasterophilus spp.
Ivermectin is not effective against encysted larval stages of the small strongyles.
Target animals: horses.
Dosage and administration:
By oral route
AVIMECTIN is at a single dose rate of 200 g/kg of bodyweight. One syringe division of paste should be administered per 100 kg bodyweight [based on the recommended dosage of 200 g/kg (0.2 mg/kg)]. Each syringe delivers 140 mg ivermectin, sufficient to treat 700 kg of bodyweight. Horses weight should be accurately determined for the correct use of the paste. The animal’s mouth should be free from food to ensure swallowing. The tip of the syringe barrel should be inserted at the interdental space (the gap between the front and back teeth). Immediately elevate the horse’s head for a few seconds to ensure swallowing.
Do not use the same syringe to treat more than one animal unless horses are running together or in direct contact with each other on the same premises.
For best results all horses in a yard or grazing together should be included in a regular parasite control programme, with particular attention being paid to mares, foals and yearlings, and treated at the same time. Foals should be treated initially at 6-8 weeks of age and routine treatment repeated as appropriate.
Retreatment should be done according to the epidemiological situation, but not less than 30 days interval.
Horses must not be treated within 34 days of slaughter for human consumption.
Not permitted in mares producing milk for human consumption.
Do not use in horses known to be hypersensitive to the active ingredient or to any other ingredients.
Store at temperature below 30C.