New Zealand

Dectomax Injectable

Dectomax long acting injectable Endectocide is a unique broad spectrum parasiticide for cattle, sheep and pigs of all ages. Dectomax is effective in killing internal and external parasites that can cause disease and limit production potential and provides long acting protection against reinfection. The active constituent in Dectomax (doramectin) is a novel compound which was discovered and patented by Zoetis. Dectomax is effective against doramectin sensitive gastro-intestinal roundworms (including inhibited larvae of Ostertagia ostertagi), lungworms, sucking lice and mange of cattle; and internal and external parasites of sheep and pigs.

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  • For the treatment and control of doramectin sensitive internal and external parasites of cattle, sheep and pigs.The primary mode of action of the active constituent in Dectomax (doramectin) is to inhibit the electrical activity that controls nerve cells in nematodes (worms) and muscle cells in arthropods (ticks, mites and lice) causing paralysis and death of the parasite.

    CATTLE:

    Dectomax has a broad spectrum of activity. It is effective in the treatment and control of the following cattle parasites:

    Adult and immature gastro-intestinal ROUNDWORMS: Ostertagia ostertagi (incl inhibited larvae) – Small brown stomach worm, O. lyrata,Trichostrongylus sp.– Stomach hair worm,T.colubriformis– black scour worm, T. longispicularis (adult only). Cooperiaoncophora – Small intestinal worm, C. punctata, C. surnabad (mcmasteri),N. spathiger (adults only), S. papillosus(adults only), Bunostomum phlebotomum – hookworm (adult only),Oesophagostomumradiatum – nodule worm, and Trichurissp. – whipworm (adults only).

    Adult and immature LUNGWORM: Dictyocaulus viviparus.

    SUCKING LICE: Linognathus vituli, Haematopinus eurysternus and Solenopotes capillatus.

    BITING LICE: Effective as an aid in the control of biting lice (Bovicola bovis).

    MITES: Psoroptes natalensis.

    PERSISTENT PROTECTION: Efficacy trials also demonstrated the following levels of persistent protection against re-infection from the following worm species:

    Species

    Period of protection following treatment:

    Ostertagia ostertagi

    Up to 28 days

    Cooperia oncophora

    Up to 21 days

    Dictyocaulus viviparus

    Up to 28 days

    Trichostrongylus axei

    Up to 21 days

    Oesophagostomum radiatum

    Up to 21 days

    Bunostomum phlebotomum

    Up to 15 days

     

    SHEEP:

    Dectomax has a broad spectrum of activity. It is effective in the treatment and control of the following sheep parasites:

    Gastro-intestinal Roundworms (Adults and L4 unless otherwise indicated):

    Haemonchus contortus, Teladorsagia (Ostertagia) circumcincta* (including inhibited L4), T.(O)trifurcata,Trichostrongylus axei, T. colubriformis, T. vitrinus, Cooperia curticei, Cooperia oncophora, Nematodirus spathiger, N. filicollis, Chabertia ovina (adults), Bunostomum trigonecephalum (adults), Trichuris ovis(adults)

    Adult and Immature Lungworm: Dictyocaulus filaria

    Itch Mites: Psorergates ovis

    Nasal Bot: Oestrus ovis (1st, 2nd and 3rdinstar larvae)

    *Inhibited larval stages (L4) including strains that are benzimidazole resistant, are also controlled.

    Dectomax may also aid in the prevention of blowfly strike (Lucilia cuprina) when used to complement registered flystrike products, as seasonal conditions dictate.

    PIGS:

    Dectomax has a broad spectrum of activity. It is effective in the treatment and control of the following parasite species:

    Adult and immature Gastro-Intestinal Roundworms: Hyostrongylus rubidus – Red Stomach Worm, Ascaris suum & – Large Roundworm, Strongyloides ransomi (adults only) – Intestinal Threadworm, Oesophagostromum dentatum – Nodule worm, Oesophagostomum quadrispunulatum (adults only) – Nodule worm.

    Adult Lungworms: Metastrongylusspp.

    Adult Kidney worms: Stephanurus dentatus

    Sucking Lice: Haematopinus suis

    Mange Mites: Sarcoptes scabieivarsuis

    Persistent protection: Studies have also demonstrated persistent protection for at least 14 days against reinfection by Sarcoptes scabieivarsuis.

    • Accurate and consistent dosing
    • Long action protection against reinfection
    • Pain free formulation
    • Broad spectrum of activity
    • Wide margin of safety in all ages of stock, including young calves, lambs and piglets.
  • Dectomax Injectable is a colourless to pale yellow, sterile solution which is packed in ready to use, coloured, ultra violet light resistant glass bottles with an outer, impact resistant container. Dectomax Injectable is available in 200 mL and 500 mL multi-dose packs.

  • CATTLE:

    Administer Dectomax at a dosage of 1 mL for each 50kg of bodyweight (200 µg/kg doramectin per kg of body weight) by subcutaneous injection (under the skin) into the anterior half of the neck. Ensure injection is subcutaneous. Intramuscular injection will result in prolonged residues.Where intramuscular injection may have occurred, animals producing meat and offal for human consumption must not be slaughtered within 91 days of the last treatment.

    Weight (kg)

    Dosage (mL)

    Weight (kg)

    Dosage (mL)

    40 - 50

    1

    301 - 350

    7

    51 - 75

    1.5

    351 - 400

    8

    76 - 100

    2

    401 - 450

    9

    101 - 150

    3

    451 - 500

    10

    151 - 200

    4

    501 - 550

    11

    201 - 250

    5

    551 - 600

    12

    251 - 300

    6

    601 - 650

    13

     

    SHEEP:

    Administer Dectomax at a dosage of 1 mL per 50kg bodyweight (0.2 mg doramectin per kg of body weight) by subcutaneous injection (under the skin) in the anterior half of the neck. Where intramuscular injection may have occurred, animals producing meat and offal for human consumption must not be slaughtered within 35 days of the last treatment.

    In young lambs of less than 16kg bodyweight seek veterinary advice regarding the use of appropriate sized needles and of 1 mL disposable syringes graduated in increments of 0.1 mL or less. Assess bodyweight as accurately as possible before calculating dosage. Administer the calculated dose accurately, particularly when treating young lambs. A representative sample of animals should be weighed before treatment. Dose the mob to the heaviest animal by liveweight in each group (ewes, wethers, rams, lambs).Do not underdose. Where there is a large variation in size within the group dose rates should be based on the label directions for each weight range. Drafting into two or more lines may be appropriate, to avoid excessive overdosing.

    Weight (kg)

    Dosage (mL)

    Weight (kg)

    Dosage (mL)

    10 - 15

    0.3

    45 – 50

    1.0

    15 – 20

    0.4

    50 – 55

    1.1

    20 – 25

    0.5

    55 – 60

    1.2

    25 – 30

    0.6

    60 – 65

    1.3

    30 – 35

    0.7

    65 - 70

    1.4

    35 – 40

    0.8

    70 – 75

    1.5

    40 - 45

    0.9

     

     

     

    Animals heavier than 75 kg to be dosed at 0.2 mg/kg (0.1 mL/5kg) bodyweight.

    PIGS:

    Administer Dectomax by intramuscular injection preferably high on the neck behind the ear. A single treatment of 0.3 mL per 10kg bodyweight (1 mL per 33 kg) should be given. Pigs should be weighed with either scales or a weighband. Check accuracy of injection equipment regularly.

    Piglets weighing 16 kg or less should be dosed in accordance with the following table:

    Weight (kg)

    Dosage (mL)

    5 – 7

    0.2

    8 – 10

    0.3

    11 – 13

    0.4

    14 – 16

    0.5

     

    Adult pigs weighing 33 kg or more should be dosed in accordance with the following table: 

    Weight (kg)

    Dosage (mL)

    Weight (kg)

    Dosage (mL)

    33

    1

    231

    7

    66

    2

    264

    8

    99

    3

    297

    9

    132

    4

    330

    10

    165

    5

    363

    11

    198

    6

     

     

     

  • During extensive field trials, Dectomax was proven to have a wide margin of safety when administered to cattle of all ages including young calves, sheep of all ages including young lambs and pigs of all ages and at all stages of the reproductive cycle. The product has also been specially formulated to eliminate the risk of injection site pain after administration.

    Dectomax contains doramectin, a member of the avermectin/milbemycin family. It is effective against internal and external parasites sensitive to this family. Resistance can develop to any anthelmintic. Ask your local veterinary practitioner or animal health adviser for recommended parasite management practices for your area to reduce development of resistance. It is advisable that a resistance test be conducted regularly when using any parasite treatment. If resistance is suspected please advise the manufacturer.

    OPERATOR WARNING: This material may be harmful to humans if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin and may affect fertility, foetal development, breast-fed children or the liver if ingested repeatedly at high doses. Avoid skin contact, inhalation and ingestion. Wash hands and exposed skin immediately after use. This material is very toxic to aquatic organisms and terrestrial invertebrates, and is harmful to the soil environment.

    Withholding Periods:

    Meat – Cattle producing meat and offal for human consumption must not be sold for slaughter either during treatment or within 35 days of cessation of the last treatment.

    Meat – Sheep and Pigs producing meat and offal for human consumption must not be sold for slaughter either during treatment or within 35 days respectively of cessation of the last treatment.

    Milk – Cattle: Milk intended for sale for human consumption must be discarded during treatment for not less than 35 days following the last treatment.

    Milk – Sheep: Milk intended for sale for human consumption must be discarded during treatment for not less than 35 days following the last treatment.

  • Zoetis Animal Health New Zealand Limited. Level 5, 8 Mahuhu Crescent, Auckland 1010, New Zealand. Tel: 0800 650 277, Fax: 0800 628 629. DECTOMAX is a registered trade mark of Zoetis Inc. or its subsidiaries. ACVM Registration No. A6199.

  • For technical enquiries please phone Zoetis Technical Services on 0800 650 277.