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Clinical particulars
Target species
Dogs.
Indications for use
Control of infestations with ticks (Ixodes ricinus; Rhipicephalus sanguineus) for 5 to 6 months.
Control of blood sucking by phlebotomine sandflies (Phlebotomus perniciosus) for a period of 5 to 6 months.
Anti-feeding effect on adult mosquitoes of the species Culex pipiens pipiens for 6 months.
Contraindications
Do not use in puppies less than 7 weeks of age.
Do not use on dogs with skin lesions. Do not use in animals known to be hypersensitive to pyrethroids.
Do not use on cats.
Special warnings for each target species
As the collar exerts its full effect after one week, the collar should be preferably applied 1 week before animals are likely to become exposed to infestation. In rare cases attachment of ticks can occur while wearing the collar. Under unfavourable conditions the transmission of infectious diseases through ticks or sandflies can therefore not be ruled out entirely.
Special precautions for use
In case of skin lesions remove the collar until symptoms have resolved.
The influence of shampooing on the duration of efficacy has not been investigated.
Operator warnings
Wash hands with soap and cold water after fitting the collar.
People with known hypersensitivity to the ingredients of the collar should avoid contact with the veterinary medicinal product and the treated animal. Seek medical advice in case of hypersensitivity reactions.
Avoid letting children, in particular those under 2 years old, touch the collar, play with it or put it into their mouth.
Care should be taken not to allow young children to have prolonged intensive contact, e.g. sleeping with a pet wearing a collar.
Keep the sachet with the collar in the outer carton until use.
Other precautions
While occasional contact with water does not reduce the effectiveness of the collar, it should always be removed before swimming and bathing the dog because the active substance is harmful to fish and other aquatic organisms.
Dogs must be prevented from swimming in water for the first five days of wearing the collar.
Adverse reactions
Local skin reactions (e.g. pruritus/scratching, erythema/rash, hair loss) involving the neck or the skin in general have been observed which might indicate a local or general hypersensitivity reaction in rare cases.
Altered behaviour (e.g. lethargy or hyperactivity) often associated with skin irritation has been reported in very rare cases.
Gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhoea and hypersalivation have been observed in very rare cases.
Neurological problems such as ataxia and muscle tremor have been observed in very rare cases. The symptoms usually subside within 48 hours after removal of the collar.
If any of these symptoms occur, the collar should be removed. Treatment should be symptomatic as no specific antidote is known.
The frequency of adverse reactions is defined using the following convention:
- very common (more than 1 in 10 animals displaying adverse reaction(s) during the course of one treatment)
- common (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 100 animals)
- uncommon (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 1,000 animals)
- rare (more than 1 but less than 10 animals in 10,000 animals)
- very rare (less than 1 animal in 10,000 animals, including isolated reports).
If you notice any serious effects or other effects not mentioned in this package leaflet, please inform your veterinary surgeon.
Use during pregnancy or lactation
Pregnancy: Can be used during pregnancy.
Lactation: Can be used during lactation.
Interactions
Do not use with other ectoparasiticides containing organophosphates.
Amounts to be administered and administration route
The 48 cm long collar is to be used on small and medium sized dogs.
The 65 cm long collar is to be used on large sized dogs.
For fastening around the neck. One collar per dog. For external use only. Remove the collar from the sealed protective sachet. Adjust the collar around the animal's neck without tightening it too tight. Two fingers side-by side should fit between the band and the dog's neck. Slide the end through the buckle and cut off any excess length extending beyond 5 cm.
Description: h-968
Overdose
In the unlikely event of the dog eating the collar the following symptoms may occur: Uncoordinated movements, tremor, drooling of saliva, vomiting, rigidity of the hindquarters. These symptoms usually subside within 48 hours. Diazepam can be used for symptomatic treatment if necessary.
Withdrawal period
Not applicable.