CYDECTIN Oral Drench for Sheep contains moxidectin, a member of the milbemycin/avermectin family. It is effective against sensitive strains of internal parasites.
Gastrointestinal parasites (adult and immature stages):
- Haemonchus contortus
- Ostertagia circumcincta
- Ostertagia trifurcata
- Trichostrongylus axei
- Trichostrongylus colubriformis
- Trichostrongylus vitrinus
- Nematodirus spathiger
- Nematodirus filicollis
- Cooperia curticei (Adult only)
- Cooperia oncophora (Adult only)
- Cooperia punctata (Adult only)
- Oesophagostomum venulosum (Adult only)
- Chabertia ovina
- Trichuris ovis (Adult only)
- Strongyloides papillosus (Adult only)
Inhibited (or hypobiotic) larvae of Haemonchus, Ostertagia and Trichostrongylus.
Lungworm (adult and immature):
- Dictyocaulus filaria
- Psorergates ovis (itchmite)
CYDECTIN Oral Drench for Sheep when used at the recommended dose rate prevents reinfection with Haemonchus contortus for 35 days and Ostertagia circumcincta for at least 21 days following a single oral dose.
CYDECTIN Oral Drench for Sheep is effective against nematodes with resistance to other anthelmintics (including benzimidazoles, levamisole and morantel). CYDECTIN Oral Drench for Sheep has also shown efficacy against a number of strains of Haemonchus contortus and Ostertagia spp that are resistant to the avermectins. However, as moxidectin shares a similar mechanism of action to the avermectins, it should not be used where avermectin resistance is present, except where specially recommended by an advisor.
Potent: CYDECTIN Oral Drench for Sheep contains the most potent macrocyclic lactone (ML) which has been shown to effective against strains of Haemonchus contortus and Ostertagia circumcincta resistant to ivermectin and abamectin.
Persistent Activity:CYDECTIN Oral Drench for Sheep prevents reinfection Haemonchus contortus for 35 daysand Ostertagia circumcincta for at least 21 days.
Short Meat Withholding period: 10 days.
Concurrent Treatments: CYDECTIN Oral Drench for Sheep is safe to use concurrently with other treatments in sheep including mineral supplements, fluke treatments and vaccines.
Safety: CYDECTIN Oral Drench for Sheep has been shown to be non-hazardous when used at the recommended dose rate and is readily accepted by sheep.
CYDECTIN Oral Drench for Sheep is ready to use. Available in 2L and 15L drums.
Dose Rate: 1 mL / 5 kg of oral drench to give 0.2 mg moxidectin per kg liveweight.
Directions for Use:
By law the user must take due care, obtaining expert advice when necessary, to avoid unnecessary pain and distress when using the product other than as directed on the label.
Administer using any standard drenching equipment. Equipment should be checked for accuracy of dose delivery before drenching commences. Check accuracy of drench guns regularly.
Body Weight (kg)
Dose Volume (mL)
Doses per Pack (15 L)
For animals over 80 kg use at a rate of 1 mL per 5 kg.
Do not underdose. A representative sample of animals should be weighed before treatment. Dose the mob to the heaviest sheep by liveweight in each group (ewes, wethers, rams, lambs). Where there is a large variation in size within the group, the dose rate should be based on the label directions for each weight range. Drafting into two or more lines may be appropriate to avoid excessive overdosing.
CYDECTIN Oral Drench for Sheep is not recommended for use in goats as safety and efficacy have not been evaluated.
It is an offence for users of this product to cause residues exceeding the relevant MRL in the NZ (Maximum Residues Limits of Agricultural Compounds) Food Standards.
Meat:Sheep producing meat and offal for human consumption must not be sold for slaughter during or within 10 days of the last treatment.
Milk: Milk intended for sale for human consumption must be discarded during treatment and for 35 days following the last treatment.
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