What is the best injection for sheep scab?

What is the best injection for sheep scab?

Studies have shown that a single injection of Doramectin (Dectomax®) is effective for the treatment, and more importantly, prevention of infestation with Psoroptes mites. All animals in a group should be treated, regardless of whether they are showing signs of the disease or not.

Can I use dectomax on sheep?

DECTOMAX® injectable solution is well-tolerated, has excellent syringeability and has a long action, making it particularly suitable for controlling parasites in cattle, sheep, goats and swine.

How much dectomax do you give a sheep?

In sheep: A single treatment of 1 ml (10 mg doramectin) per 33 kg bodyweight, equivalent to 300 mcg/kg bodyweight, administered by intramuscular injection for the treatment and control of Psoroptes ovis (sheep scab mite) and adult Nematodirus battus.

Where do you inject a sheep with dectomax?

SHEEP: 1ml per 50kg (200mcg/kg) bodyweight, administered in the region of the neck by intramuscular injection. To treat sheep scab, a dosage of 1ml per33kg (300mcg/kg) bodyweight administered in the neck by intramuscular injection.

How long does dectomax injection last?

Dectomax injectable solution has been proved to effectively control infections and to protect cattle from reinfection with Cooperia oncophora and Haemonchus placei for 14 days, Ostertagia ostertagi for 21 days, and C. punctata, Oesophagostomum radiatum, and Dictyocaulus viviparus for 28 days after treatment.

Is Dectomax the same as ivermectin?

The activity of Dectomax was stronger and last longer than Ivomec as it reduced the number of mites on the tested animals four weeks after treatment. The Ivomec (1% ivermectin) dose of 0.2 mg kg-1 on body weight basis is not effective in killing the mite infestation in a short period of time.

How do you treat a scab on a sheep?

There are only two types of treatment available to treat or prevent sheep scab. They are plunge dipping with the organophosphate Diazinon (e.g. Osmonds Gold Fleece Sheep Dip and Paracide 62) or injecting with one of the macrocyclic lactones – moxidectin, doramectin or ivermectin (e.g. Cydectin, Dectomax, Ivomec).

What animal should not use DECTOMAX?

PRECAUTIONS: Dectomax has been developed specifically for use in cattle and swine only. This product should not be used in other animal species as severe adverse reactions, including fatalities in dogs, may result. For SC injection in cattle only.

Where is the best place to inject a sheep?

neck area
Best practice is to inject in the neck area, which reduces the risk and likelihood of damage to the expensive cuts of meat.

How often can you use DECTOMAX?

Dectomax Injectable protects against the development of viable cattle tick for 28 days.

Can Dectomax be given to pregnant ewes?

May be used in pregnant cows and ewes. The product is indicated for use in breeding and lactating sows and in breeding boars.

What causes sheep scab lesions?

Sheep scab is a disease caused by the mite Psoroptes ovis which lives on the skin surface where it feeds. The faeces produced by the sheep scab mite cause a severe allergic dermatitis resulting in the ‘scabby’ lesions, which we associate with the later stages of the disease.

Is sheep scab contagious?

Sheep scab is highly contagious and spread occurs through transfer of mites from infected sheep/carrier sheep to sheep free of Psoroptes ovis mites. It can also occur by transfer of mites present in contaminated wool, equipment, fences, sheds, fields etc.