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Cydectin Pour-On for Cattle and Red Deer

Manufactuarer: Fort Dodge Australia Pty Limited
Composition Active. Moxidectin 5 g/L.
Inactive. Hydrocarbon liquid 150 g/L (solvent).
 Actions Broad spectrum, second generation macrocyclic lactone endectocide. GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) inhibition is the primary mode of action, causing parasite paralysis and death.
 Indications Cattle. Treatment and control of moxidectin sensitive gastrointestinal roundworms (including inhibited larvae of Ostertagia ostertagi), lungworm, biting and sucking lice, and mange mites. Treatment and control of cattle tick, including strains resistant to organophosphates, synthetic pyrethroids and amidines. The persistent activity of Cydectin Pour-On prevents the development of viable cattle tick Boophilus microplus for 21 days after treatment. Treatment at 21 day intervals is recommended for strategic programs. Some engorged female ticks may continue to drop for up to 3 days after the first treatment, and these may lay some viable eggs. This should be taken into account when planning a strategic dipping program. Aid in control of buffalo fly (Haematobia irritans exigua) for up to 14 days after treatment.
When used at the recommended dose in cattle, as a single dose pour-on backliner, it prevents re-infestation with Haemonchus placei and Trichostrongylus axei for 28 days, Dictyocaulus viviparus, Ostertagia ostertagi, Bunostomum phlebotomum and Oesophagostomum radiatum for 42 days, and Nematodirus for 21 days.
Red deer. Treatment and control of moxidectin sensitive strains of gastrointestinal roundworms and lungworm.
In red deer, it will provide persistent activity against deer parasites Ostertagia sp., Oesophagostomum sp. and Dictyocaulus viviparus for 42 days.
 Precautions Do not use concurrently with another pour-on.
Do not re-treat red deer within 60 days. Do not treat lactating cattle at less than 21 day intervals.
Effective parasite control for maximum productivity is an essential part of farm management. Follow recommended parasite management practices to reduce the potential for resistance to develop.
Environmental safety. When applied as directed, the levels of Cydectin Pour-On for Cattle and Red Deer in the faeces of treated cattle are not likely to have any significant adverse effect on the following dung beetles: Onthophagus gazella, O. taurus, Euoniticellus intermedius and E. fulvus. Effects on other dung beetle species have not been fully evaluated.
Safety directions. Poisonous if swallowed. Will irritate eyes and skin. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Wash hands after use. Do not inhale. May irritate the nose and throat. Additional information is listed in the Material Safety Data Sheet.
First aid. If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 131 126.
Disposal. Rinse empty container and dispose of rinsates, together with those rinsates from application equipment etc., in a disposal pit away from desirable plants and their roots and watercourses. Destroy empty containers and bury at a depth of 500 mm or more at a licensed/approved disposal site. In some States wastes can only be buried at a licensed landfill. Do not burn empty containers or the product.
Extremely toxic to aquatic species. Do not contaminate dams, rivers, streams or other waterways with the chemical or used container.
 Withholding Periods Meat. Cattle: nil; red deer: 7 days.
The withholding period stated on the label applies only to meat destined for the Australian market or for export to the USA. Some export markets apply different standards which may require an export slaughter interval that is longer than the withholding period. If necessary, details of overseas standards should be obtained prior to use of this product. Milk. Nil.
 Export Slaughter Interval Nil; see also Withholding Periods (above).
 Dosage and Administration Cattle, calves, red deer. Apply 1 mL/10 kg liveweight through a pour-on applicator along the top of the back from the withers to the base of the tail. This will give a dose rate of moxidectin 0.5 mg/kg liveweight. Weigh a representative sample of animals either with scales or with a weighband. Base dose rate on heaviest animal in each group (bulls, cows, steers, calves, etc). Cattle in excess of 650 kg should be dosed at 1 mL/10 kg liveweight. Do not underdose. Check accuracy of dose delivery of applicator regularly. When there is a large variation in size within the group, draft into two or more lines based on bodyweight, to avoid excessive overdosing.
Efficacy is not adversely affected if applied when the hide is wet, or if rain occurs shortly after application. However, the efficacy against tick may be reduced if very heavy rain occurs shortly after application. Treatment of animals under these circumstances is not good agricultural practice. Efficacy is not adversely affected if applied to cattle under extreme seasonal conditions such as very high UV light and temperatures in summer, and very low temperatures in winter.
Cydectin Pour-On has a wide margin of safety when used at the recommended dose rate in all ages and breeds of cattle including pregnant cows and breeding bulls.
The product is ready to use through conventional pour-on applicator guns and does not cause irritation to the skin or hide damage. It is safe to use concurrently with other treatments in cattle including mineral supplements, fluke treatments and vaccines.
Do not use concurrently with another pour-on.