IVOMEC Injection is indicated for the treatment of the following parasitic infections and infestations in swine:
Gastrointestinal roundworms: Large roundworms, Ascaris suum (adults and L4); Red stomach worm, Hyostrongylus rubidus (adults and L4); Nodular worm, Oesophagostomum spp. (adults and L4); Threadworm, Strongyloides ransomi (adults and somatic larvae)
Somatic Threadworm Larvae (Strongyloides ransomi). Sows must be treated at least seven days before farrowing to prevent infection of piglets.
Lungworm: Metastrongylus spp. (adults)
Lice: Haematopinus suis
Mites: Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION – SWINE:
The recommended dose level is 1 mL of IVOMEC® Injection per 33 kg of body weight (300 µg of ivermectin per kg of body weight). The recommended route of administration is by subcutaneous injection in the neck. The solution may be given with any standard automatic or single-dose equipment. In young pigs, especially those below 16 kg for which less than 0.5 mL of IVOMEC® Injection is indicated, dosing accuracy is important. The use of a syringe that can accurately deliver as little as 0.1 mL is recommended. Use aseptic technique.
RECOMMENDED TREATMENT PROGRAM
I. Breeding Animals:At the time of initiating any parasite control program it is important to treat all breeding animals in the herd. After the initial treatment, use IVOMEC® Injection regularly as follows:
Sows Treat prior to farrowing, preferably 7-14 days before, to minimize infection of piglets.
Gilts Treat 7-14 days prior to breeding. Treat 7-14 days prior to farrowing.
Frequency and need for treatments are dependent upon exposure. Treat at least two times per year.
II. Feeder pigs: All feeder pigs should be treated before placement in clean quarters. Pigs exposed to contaminated soil or premises may need retreatment if reinfection occurs.