Veterinary Medicines

Rotamectin For the treatment and control of roundworm (including arterial larval stages of Strongylus vulgaris and benzimidazole resistant small strongyles), tapeworm, bots and skin lesions caused by Habronema and Draschia spp. (summer sores) and Onchocerca spp., microfilariae (cutaneous onchocerciasis) in horses.

ACTIVE CONSTITUENTS

Praziquantel 140 mg/g

Ivermectin 18.7 mg/g

PACK SIZE

6.42g syringe

INDICATIONS

At the dosage rate of 1 mL per 100 kg bodyweight Rotamectin Oral Paste for Horses delivers 0.2 mg/kg of IVERMECTIN and 1.5 mg/kg of PRAZIQUANTEL and is indicated for the treatment and control of the following parasites in horses:

Ascarids: Parascaris equorum (adult and immature)

Bots: Gasterophilus spp. (oral and gastric stages)

Hairworms: Trichostrongylus axei (adult)

Intestinal Threadworms: Strongyloides westeri (adult)

Large Mouth Stomach Worms: Habronema muscae (adult)

Large and Small Strongyles: Strongylus vulgaris (adults and arterial larval stages), Strongylus edentatus (both adult and tissue stages), Strongylus equinus (adults) and Triodontophorus spp. (adults), Cyathostomum spp., Cylicocyclus spp., Cylicostephanus spp., Cylicodontophorus spp., Gyalocephalus spp.

Lungworms: Dictyocaulus arnfieldi (adult and immature)

Neck Threadworms: Onchocerca spp. (microfilariae)

Pinworms: Oxyuris equi (adult and immature)

Tapeworms: Anoplocephala perfoliata, Anoplocephala magna, Paranoplocephala mamillana (adult, immature, heads, segments).

Rotamectin Oral Paste for Horses also controls skin lesions caused by Habronema and Draschia spp., cutaneous larvae (summer sores), and Onchocerca spp., microfilariae (cutaneous onchocerciasis).

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION: Given orally at the recommended dose rate of 1 mL/100 kg bodyweight the 6 mL syringe is capable of treating horses of weight up to 600 kg. Screw the plastic adjuster out to the weight of the horse, insert the syringe into the side of the horse’s mouth between the front and back teeth and deposit the paste towards the back of the tongue by depressing the plunger quickly as far as it will go. Immediately raise the horse’s head for a few seconds to ensure the full dose has been accepted.

DEVELOP A REGULAR TREATMENT PROGRAM

All horses should be subject to regular worming to maintain good health and peak condition. Particular attention should be given to young horses and mares. Foals should be treated initially at 6 to 8 weeks of age and this treatment repeated regularly as required.

Rotamectin Oral Paste for Horses is well suited to be the major product in your equine parasite control program.

It is highly effective in the treatment and control of most types of equine helminths including tapeworms, gastrointestinal, cutaneous and pulmonary nematod es and bots of horses of any age. With a regular treatment program the chances of verminous arteritis and colic caused by S. vulgaris will be reduced. Consult a veterinarian when developing a worm control program to suit your needs.

Safety in Using: Rotamectin Oral Paste for Horses displays a wide safety margin at the recommended dose rate of 1 mL/100 kg bodyweight. Rotamectin Oral Paste for Horses may be used in both young foals to very old animals. Mares may be treated at any stage of pregnancy and fertility will not be affected in either sex.

SAFETY DIRECTIONS

Harmful if swallowed. Will irritate the eyes and skin. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Wash hands after use.

Protection of Wildlife, Fish, Crustaceans and the Environment: Ivermectin is extremely toxic to aquatic species. Do not contaminate dams, rivers, streams or other waterways with the chemical or used container.

Meat Withholding Period: DO NOT USE less than 28 days before slaughter for human consumption.

Racing/Event Withholding Period: If used in performance animals, the regulations of the relevant authorities regarding medication should be observed.

First Aid: If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 131126 or in New Zealand 0800 764 766.

Disposal: Dispose of empty container and syringe by wrapping with paper and putting in garbage.

Storage: Store below 30°C (Room Temperature). Protect from light.

REGISTRATION

APVMA Approval No. 62400/0208

 

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