Indications for use
Indicated for the treatment and control of the following parasites of pigs:
Gastrointestinal Roundworms (Adult and L4)
Gastrointestinal Roundworms (Adult and somatic larval stages)
Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis
The product may also be used as an aid in the control of adult whipworm (Trichuris suis).
This product is not to be used intramuscularly or intravenously. The product is formulated specifically for use in pigs only. It should not be used in other species as severe adverse reactions, including fatalities in dogs, may occur.
Special warnings for each target species
Special precautions for use in animals
This product does not contain any antimicrobial preservative. Swab septum before removing each dose. Use a sterile needle and syringe. When treating groups of animals use only an automatic dosing device.
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the product to animals
Do not smoke, drink or eat while handling the product. Wash hands after use. Take care to avoid self-injection: the product may cause local irritation and/or pain at the injection site.
Mild and transient discomfort has occasionally been observed in pigs following subcutaneous administration.
Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay
Pregnancy: Studies have demonstrated a wide safety margin. At the recommended use level, no adverse effects on fertility or gestation in breeding animals were observed.
Amounts to be administered and administration route
At the recommended dosage level of 300 mcg ivermectin per kg of bodyweight, administer only subcutaneously in the neck in pigs.
Each ml contains 10 mg of ivermectin sufficient to treat 33 kg of bodyweight in pigs. Use the following dosing table:
Dose Volume (ml)
Doses per pack
Over 200 kg bodyweight, give 1.0 ml per 33 kg bodyweight.
The injection may be given with any standard automatic or single-dose or hypodermic syringe. Use of 17 gauge x ½inch needle is suggested. Replace with a fresh sterile needle after every 10 to 12 animals. Injection of wet or dirty animals is not recommended. Syringes must be filled from the vial through a dry, sterile draw-off needle that has been placed in the vial stopper. Vial stoppers must not be broached more than 20 times. In young pigs, especially those weighing under 16kg for which less than 0.5 ml of the product is indicated, dosing accuracy is important. The use of a syringe that can accurately deliver increments of 0.1 ml is recommended. For piglets weighing less than 16 kg give 0.1 ml/3 kg.
When treating pigs of less than 16 kg seek veterinary advice regarding the use of 1 ml disposable syringes graduated in increments of 0.1 ml.
Recommended Treatment Programme
At the time of initiating any parasite control programme, it is important to treat all breeding animals in the herd. After the initial treatment use regularly as follows;
Sows – Treat 7-14 days prior to farrowing.
Gilts – Treat 7-14 days prior to service. Treat 7-14 days prior to farrowing.
Boars – Boars are an important source of infestation of mange. Treat at least twice a year.
Arrivals and transfers - Treat on arrival and isolate for 7-10 days before mixing with the rest of the herd.
The above programme is a guide for effective parasite control. Alternatively, control can be achieved by treating the whole herd at six monthly intervals.
Fatteners – Treat before placement in clean quarters.
Note (1) For effective mange control, care must be taken to prevent re-infestation from exposure to untreated animals or contaminated facilities.
Note (2) Since louse eggs are unaffected by ivermectin and may take up to three weeks to hatch, retreatment may be necessary.
A dose of 30 mg ivermectin per kg (100 x the recommended dose of 0.3 mg per kg) injected subcutaneously to pigs caused lethargy, ataxia, bilateral mydriasis, intermittent tremors, labored breathing and lateral recumbency. No antidote has been identified; however, symptomatic therapy may be beneficial.
Meat 19 days.