Ovispec S & C 10 % w/v Oral Suspension
Contra-indications, warnings, etc
Do not use in animals with known hypersensitivity to the active ingredient.
Cattle suffering from severe lung damage due to heavy lungworm infestation may continue to cough for some weeks after dosing.
Care should be taken to avoid the following practices because they increase the risk of development of resistance and could ultimately result in ineffective therapy:
•Too frequent and repeated use of anthelmintics from the same class, over an extended period of time.
•Underdosing, which may be due to underestimation of body weight, misadministration of the product, or lack of calibration of the dosing device (if any).
Suspected clinical cases of resistance to anthelmintics should be further investigated using appropriate tests (e.g. Faecal Egg Count Reduction Test). Where the results of the test(s) strongly suggest resistance to a particular anthelmintic, an anthelmintic belonging to another pharmacological class and having a different mode of action should be used. Resistance to benzimidazoles has been reported in Teladorsagia, Haemonchus, Cooperia and Trichostrongylus species in small ruminants. Resistance to albendazole has been reported in Cooperia and Teladorsagia species in cattle in New Zealand. Therefore the use of this product should be based on local (regional, farm) epidemiological information about susceptibility of nematodes and recommendations on how to limit further selection for resistance to anthelmintics. To reduce this risk, dosing programmes should be discussed with a veterinary surgeon.
Avoid the introduction of contamination during use.
This product should only be used in areas where deficiencies of cobalt and selenium are likely to occur. If in doubt, please seek the advice of your veterinary surgeon. Do not administer other cobalt and selenium supplements concurrently unless specifically advised by a veterinary surgeon.
Care must be taken not to damage the pharyngeal region when dosing, particularly in sheep. Not to be diluted. The use of the product in breeding bulls or pregnant cattle is not expected to interfere with their reproductive performance. Do not dose ewes at the ‘fluke and worm’ dose rate (7.5 mg/kg), during tupping or for 1 month after removing the rams. Ovispec S & C 10 % can be safely used during lactation.
Administration of ionophores to lambs have been shown to enhance selenium bioavailability. Concurrent administration of ionophores and Ovispec S & C may therefore lead to an increased risk of selenium toxicity.
Avoid direct contact with the product. Wear suitable protective clothing including impermeable rubber gloves. In the event of accidental eye exposure, flush eye thoroughly with running water. If irritation persists, seek medical attention. In the event of accidental skin exposure, wash the affected areas with soap and water. If irritation persists, seek medical attention. Wash hands after use.
DANGEROUS to fish and aquatic life. Do not contaminate ponds, waterways or ditches with the product or used containers. Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal product should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
For animal treatment only. Keep out of the reach and sight of children.