COMPOSITION:Each 1 ml contains:
Imidocarb dipropionate 120 mg
AVICARB (Imidocarb dipropionate) is a sterile solution for intramuscular or subcutaneous administration. AVICARB has a prolonged action of exerted as a prophylactic effect against Babesia infections for up to 6 weeks.
A single dose will protect against Babesiosis for up to 4 weeks depending upon the degree of the infection and species involved. AVICARB can also be used to sterilize most Babesia infections in animals.
Mode of action Imidocarb dipropionate acts most likely by interfering with polyamine synthesis and function.
AVICARB indicated for the prevention and treatment of Babesiosis (Babesia divergens, B. bovis, B. bigemina, B. equi, B.caballi, B.ovis, B. canis) in cattle, sheep, mules, donkeys, horses and dogs, also for treating Anaplasmosis in cattle, and ehrlichiosis in dogs.
Doses and Administration:
AVICARB can be given by subcutaneous or intramuscular injection; intramuscular is preferred for horses.
For the Treatment of Babesiosi:
Cattle and sheep: 1 ml per 100 kg bodyweight
Horse, donkeys and mules: 2 ml per 100 kg bodyweight
usually, a single dose will result in a complete cure, but in cases of B. equi infections in horses may be to repeat the dose two times 24 hours apart.
Dogs: 0.25 –0.5 ml per 10 kg bodyweight
Treatment of Anaplasmosis:
Cattle: 2.5 ml per 100 kg b. wt.
Mixed infections due to Anaplasmosis and Babesiosis:
Cattle: 2.5 ml per 100 kg b. wt.
An established immunity to anaplasmosis is not affected by treatment with AVICARB.
Prophylaxis of Babesiosis in cattle, horses and dogs:
Cattle: 2.5 ml per 100 kg b. wt.
Horses, donkeys & mules: 2.0 ml per 100 kg b. wt.
Dogs: 0.05 ml AVICARB/kg b. wt.
Withdrawal period:
Cattle: Meat: 28 days
Milk: Do not use on lactating Dairy cattle.
Special precautions:
Do not administer intravenously.
Untoward reactions of a cholinergic nature may occur occasionally. They are temporary. If they are excessive, they may be alleviated by treatment with atropine sulphate.
Store in a dark place at a temperature below 30º C
50 and 100 ml amber glass bottles.