Ivomec Classic Pour-On for Cattle
Contra-indications, warnings, etc
HIGHLY FLAMMABLE–KEEP AWAY FROM HEAT, SPARKS, OPEN FLAME OR OTHER SOURCES OF IGNITION.
For animal treatment only.
For external use only.
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 bodyweight, 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 macrocyclic lactones (which includes ivermectin) has been reported in Cooperia spp. in cattle within the EU. 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.
Undesirable effects are not expected when IVOMEC Classic Pour-On for cattle is used at the recommended dose rate. No signs of toxicity appeared in trials up to 5mg/kg (10 times the recommended dose rate). No antidote has been identified.
Do not apply to areas of skin which have mange, scabs or other lesions or to areas contaminated with mud or manure.
IVOMEC Classic Pour-On for Cattle has been formulated for topical application specifically in cattle. It should not be applied or administered to other species, as severe adverse reactions, including fatalities in dogs, may occur.
Animals must not be slaughtered for human consumption during treatment. Cattle may be slaughtered for human consumption only after 15 days from the last treatment.
Do not use in cows producing milk for human consumption.
Do not use in non-lactating dairy cows including pregnant heifers within 60 days of calving.
Standard operator warnings
IVOMEC Classic Pour-On for Cattle may be irritating to human skin and eyes and the user should be careful not to apply it to himself or other persons. Operators should wear rubber gloves and boots with a waterproof coat when applying the product. Protective clothing should be washed after use. If accidental skin contact occurs, wash the affected area immediately with soap and water. If accidental eye exposure occurs, flush the eyes immediately with copious water and get medical attention.
Do not smoke or eat while handling the product.
Wash hands after use.
Use only in well ventilated areas or outdoors.
EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO FISH AND AQUATIC LIFE. Do not contaminate surface waters or ditches with the product or used container.
Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.