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Clinical particulars
Target species
Small rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, rats, hamsters, mice, gerbils, chinchillas and other small rodents up to 1250 g body weight, and birds less than 666 g body weight.
Indications for use
Topical insecticidal and acaricidal spot-on solution. A simple and effective spot-on solution for prevention and treatment of common internal and external parasites of small mammals and birds. Applied to the skin, Xeno 50-mini is absorbed into the body and is particularly effective against the parasites which cause ear disease in the rabbit and ferret, and the mites that cause skin disease in guinea pigs, rabbits and rodents, including mange in guinea pigs and the condition known as walking dandruff in rabbits. It is also effective against many of the parasites which cause skin and feather problems in birds.
The active substance ivermectin is a substance known as an endectocide because it kills parasites that cause infestation inside the body (endoparasites) as well as those living outside the body, on the skin (ectoparasites). Ivermectin is used in many species for the control of mites, roundworms and lice.
Contraindications
Do not use on animals other than those indicated. Serious reactions, including deaths, have been reported in dogs (especially Collies, Old English Sheepdogs and related breeds), tortoises and turtles treated with products containing the active substance.
This product is toxic to chelonians. Do not use in tortoises, turtles or related species.
Special warnings
For animal treatment only. Do not overdose.
If you are uncertain about the condition of your pet, consult a veterinary surgeon.
If symptoms persist, consult a veterinary surgeon.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the product to animals
Wash hands with soap and water following treatment.
Adverse reactions
Occasionally, central nervous system disorders, lethargy, inappetance, local irritation and/or hypersensitivity reactions may be observed. These signs may be more common in young animals. Should such a reaction occur, discontinue use and seek veterinary advice.
If you notice any serious effects or other effects not mentioned in this data sheet, please inform your veterinary surgeon.
Amounts to be administered and administration route
Topical insecticidal and acaricidal spot-on solution.
Each pipette contains 50 μg ivermectin. Each pipette contains approximately 15 drops. Each drop will deliver approximately 3.3 micrograms ivermectin.
XENO 50-Mini Spot-on Dosage Guidelines
Body weight (g)
Amount to use
Species
From
To
Drops
Pipette(s)
Small rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, rats, hamsters, mice, gerbils, chinchillas, other small rodents
(200-400 μg/kg)
25
50
3
50
100
6
100
150
9
150
200
12
200
250
15
1
250
500
2
500
750
3
750
1000
4
1000
1250
5
Birds
1 drop per 15 g body weight
(225 μg/kg)
1 pipette per 222 g body weight
( μg = microgram )
wide table please
Do not overdose. In order to apply a correct dosage it is essential to accurately weigh the animal. Your veterinary practice can help you to do this.
Avoid use in or around the eyes.
Holding the pipette firmly in one hand, twist off the cap.
Mammals: Using the dosage table, apply the correct number of drops or pipettes onto the skin on the back of the neck and down the spine.
Birds: Apply 1 drop (3.3 μg) per 15 g body weight under the feathers onto the skin of the back between the wings. For larger body weight birds apply 1 pipette per 222 g body weight.
For routine prevention of common ectoparasites this dose should be repeated monthly. For the treatment of an existing infestation, repeat doses are required two weeks and four weeks after the initial application.
Withdrawal period
For pet animals only. Do not use on animals intended for human consumption. Do not eat eggs from treated birds.