Ivermectin is an injectable parasiticide for cattle and swine. One low-volume dose effectively treats and controls the following internal and external parasites that may impair the health of cattle and swine: gastrointestinal roundworms (including inhibited Ostertagia ostertagi in cattle), lungworms, grubs, sucking lice, and mange mites of cattle; and gastrointestinal roundworms, lungworms, lice, and mange mites of swine.
Ivermectin is derived from the avermectins, a family of potent, broad-spectrum antiparasitic agents isolated from fermentation of Streptomyces avermitilis. IVERMECTIN Injection is a clear, ready-to-use, sterile solution containing 1% ivermectin, 40% glycerol formal, and propylene glycol, q.s. ad 100%. IVERMECTIN Injection is formulated to deliver the recommended dose level of 200 mcg ivermectin/kilogram of body weight in cattle when given subcutaneously at the rate of 1 mL/110 lb (50 kg). In Swine, IVERMECTIN Injection is formulated to deliver the recommended dose level of 300 mcg ivermectin/kilogram body weight when given subcutaneously in the neck at the rate of 1 mL per 75 lb (33 kg).
Features of Cattle Ivermectin For Dogs
Dogs of some breeds do not tolerate macrocyclic lactones or other medicines (e.g. emodepside) that can cross the blood-brain barrier. They can suffer more or less serious adverse effects if treated at dose rates slightly higher than the recommended ones. Consequently dosing must be as accurate as possible. This is the case for Collies and related breeds, which have a mutation in the MDR-1 gene that affects the blood-brain barrier and makes it more permeable to such compounds than in dogs without this mutation.
Besides Collies, other dog breeds have shown similar problems, although the MDR-1 mutation has not been confirmed in all of them. The breeds more affected by this mutation are (% frequency): Collie (70%), Long-haired Whippet (65%), Australian Shepherd (50%, also mini), McNab (30%), Silken Windhound (30%), English Shepherd (15%), Shetland Sheepdog (15%), English Shepherd (15%), German Shepherd (10%), Herding Breed Cross (10%). Other less affected breeds are: Old English Sheepdog, Border Collie, Berger Blanc Suisse, Bobtail, Wäller. The only way to be sure that a dog is affected or not is to test for it. As more dogs are tested it is likely that the mutation is discovered in other breeds, or that the frequencies change.
Uses/benefits of Cattle Ivermectin For Dogs
Ivermectin is a mixture of avermectin H2B1a (90%) and avermectin H2B1b (10%). Both are semi-synthetic derivatives of avermectin B1 and avermectin B2, which are obtained directly from fermentation extracts of Streptomyces avermitilis, and have the same spectrum of activity Ivermectin is undoubtedly the most revolutionary parasiticide in modern veterinary medicine, the one with the broadest spectrum of activity, and the most sold. Today’s sales of ivermectin products worldwide probably exceed 2 billion US$ at end-user level.
Ivermectin is most commonly used as a heartworm preventive in dogs and cats. It also used ‘off label’ or ‘extra-label’ for treating a variety of internal and external parasites. For example, in dogs, ivermectin may be used in the treatment of mites (demodectic mange, scabies, and ear mites), intestinal parasites (hookworms, roundworms), and capillaria. In cats, ivermectin may be used to treat ear mites and cat scabies. Many drugs are commonly prescribed for off label use in veterinary medicine. In these instances, follow your veterinarian’s directions and cautions very carefully.
Advantages of Cattle Ivermectin For Dogs
- Effective dewormer trusted by cattle producers for more than 35 years.
- Enhances profitability by controlling damaging parasites.1,2
- When left untreated, parasites suppress appetite, reduce feed intake and negatively impact the animal’s immune system.
- 100 percent Product Satisfaction Guarantee for IVOMEC products when all animals are treated with the product as directed on the label.
- IVOMEC comes in three formulations: IVOMEC (ivermectin topical solution) Pour-On, IVOMEC Plus (ivermectin and clorsulon) and IVOMEC (ivermectin) 1% Injection.
Prices of Cattle Ivermectin For Dogs
$36.49 – $96.99