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Ecomectin 1 mg/g Medicated Premixture for Pigs
Species: Pigs
Therapeutic indication: Pharmaceuticals: Endoparasiticides: Anthelmintics for pigs
Active ingredient: Ivermectin
Product:Ecomectin 1 mg/g Medicated Premixture for Pigs
Product index: Ecomectin 1 mg/g Medicated Premixture for Pigs
Pig - meat: Meat and Offal: 12 days
Withdrawal notes: The product can be administered to sows at any stage of pregnancy or lactation. This product can be used in breeding animals
Ecomectin 1 mg/g Medicated Premixture for Pigs is a yellow-brown free-flowing granular premix containing 0.1% w/w ivermectin.
Treatment of nematode or arthropod infections due to
Gastrointestinal roundworms
Ascaris suum (adults and L4)
Hyostrongylus rubidus (adults and L4)
Oesophagostomum spp. (adults and L4)
Strongyloides ransomi (adults)*
Metastrongylus spp. (adults)
Haematopinus suis
Mange mites
Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis
*Given to pregnant sows before farrowing, it effectively controls transmission via milk of S. ransomi to piglets.
Dosage and administration
Dosage and administration
To ensure administration of a correct dose, body weight should be determined as accurately as possible; accuracy of the dosing device should be checked.
To ensure thorough dispersion of the product it should first be mixed with a suitable quantity of feed ingredients before incorporation in the final mix.
The recommended dose level is 0.1 mg ivermectin/kg bodyweight fed daily for seven consecutive days.
This is achieved as follows:
Inclusion rate in kilograms per tonne of finished feed = Average Bodyweight / (Average daily feed intake x 10).
Use only in accordance with a valid Medicated Feedingstuffs prescription.
Directions for use: In order to avoid under or overdosing, pigs to be treated should be grouped by weight and the dose to be administered should be calculated based on the heaviest animal in the group.
Growing pigs: The recommended dose level of 0.1 mg/kg bodyweight daily for seven days is obtained under most circumstances, for pigs up to 40 kg bodyweight, by including 2 kg ivermectin premixture in each metric tonne of final feed. The ivermectin premixture should be thoroughly mixed in the finished feed and fed continuously as the only ration for seven consecutive days. In pigs weighing 40 kg liveweight and over, average daily feed consumption may fall below a feed intake of 5% of bodyweight where restricted feeding programmes are in use or where pigs are fed a ration high in protein. For pigs weighing 40 kg and over, include 2.4 kg ivermectin premixture in each metric tonne of final feed.
Adult pigs: The recommended dose level for adult pigs weighing over 100 kg liveweight is achieved under most circumstances by thoroughly mixing 10kg of the ivermectin premixture in each metric tonne of swine ration. The resultant medicated feed is to be fed at the rate of 1 kg per 100 kg of bodyweight each day for seven consecutive days, as part of the individual ration. Where medicated feed is to be fed as part of the ration, it is recommended that the ivermectin medicated feed is fed first. After this is consumed, any remainder of the daily feed allocation should be provided. This should be repeated for seven consecutive days. Alternatively, where dry feed intake can be accurately determined and all animals to be treated have similar bodyweight, the inclusion rate can be calculated using the previous formula to allow sole feeding of medicated feed.
Growing pigs: Groups of growing pigs should be treated for seven consecutive days on transfer to clean quarters. Where an all-in all-out system is not possible, it is recommended that the in-feed parasite control programme should begin with treatment of all growing pigs already in the house.
Breeding animals: Breeding animals are treated by feeding medicated feed for seven consecutive days. At the time of initiating any parasite control programme, it is important to treat all animals in the herd. After the initial treatment, use the premix regularly as follows:
Sows: Treat 14-21 days prior to farrowing to minimize infection of piglets.
Gilts: Treat 14-21 days prior to breeding. Treat 14-21 days prior to farrowing.
Boars: Treat at least 2 times per year. Frequency of, and need for, treatments are dependent upon parasite exposure.
This product should be incorporated by licensed feed manufacturers only.
The product can be incorporated in pelleted feed preconditioned with steam for up to 10 seconds at a temperature not exceeding 65°C.
Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedure, antidotes)
When included in the ration of pigs at levels up to 5 times the recommended dose of 0.1 mg ivermectin per kg bodyweight for 21 consecutive days (3 times the recommended treatment period), the product did not produce treatment related adverse reactions. No antidote has been identified.
Contra-indications, warnings, etc
Do not use for any other animal species as severe adverse reactions, including fatalities in dogs may occur.
Withdrawal period
Meat and offal: 12 days
Use during pregnancy, lactation and lay
The product can be administered to sows at any stage of pregnancy or lactation.
This product can be used in breeding animals.
Special warnings for each target species
Exposure of treated pigs to infected animals, contaminated premises, soil or pasture may result in re-infestation and re-treatment may be necessary. Since the effect of ivermectin on mange mites is not immediate, avoid direct contact between treated and untreated pigs for at least one week after completion of treatment. Because louse eggs are unaffected by ivermectin and may take up to three weeks to hatch, re-treatment may be necessary.
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.
Sick animals may have a reduced appetite and an altered drinking patterns and should, if necessary, individually monitored.
Veterinary advice should be given on appropriate dosing programs and stock management to achieve adequate parasite control and reduce the likelihood of anthelmintic resistance developing.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals
Wash hands after use.
Do not smoke, drink or eat while handling the product.
Mixing of the product with feed must take place in a well ventilated area. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. In case of accidental contact, wash the affected area thoroughly with clean running water. If eye irritation persists, seek medical advice.
Interactions with other medicinal products and other forms of interaction
The effects of GABA agonists are increased by ivermectin.
Pharmaceutical precautions
Do not store above 25°C. Store in a dry place.
Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from the use of such products
Extremely dangerous to fish and aquatic life.
Do not contaminate surface waters or ditches with the product or used container.
Any unused product or waste material should be disposed of in accordance with national requirements.
Legal category
Legal category: Medicated Premixture
Packaging quantities
2 kg
Further information
In the absence of compatibility studies, this veterinary medicinal product must not be mixed with other products.
Veterinary advice should be given on appropriate dosing programs and stock management to achieve adequate parasite control and reduce the likelihood of anthelmintic resistance developing.
Medicated Premixture
This product is manufactured from licensed Veterinary Medicinal Product and does not have a Legal Category. This product is manufactured from a POM-VPS product.
Marketing Authorisation Number
The medicated premixture is produced from Ecomectin® 6 mg/g Premix for Medicated Feeding Stuff for Pigs (Vm 13277/4020) containing ivermectin 0.6% w/w
Significant changes
GTIN description:Ecomectin 1mg/g Medicated Premixture for Pigs