Ivermectin Injection 1% Sterile Solution is a parasiticide for the treatment and control of internal and external parasites of cattle and swine. Ivermectin is a medication used to treat many types of parasite infestations. In humans, this includes head lice, scabies, river blindness (onchocerciasis), strongyloidiasis, trichuriasis, ascariasis, and lymphatic filariasis. In veterinary medicine, it is used to prevent and treat heartworm and acariasis, among other indications. It can be taken by mouth or applied to the skin for external infestations.
This medication is used to treat certain parasitic roundworm infections. Curing parasitic infections helps to improve your quality of life. In people with weakened defense (immune) systems, curing roundworm infections can reduce the risk of developing a severe or life-threatening infection. Ivermectin belongs to a class of drugs known as antihelmintics. It works by paralyzing and killing parasites.
Cattle: Ivermectin Injection is indicated for the effective treatment and control of harmful species of gastrointestinal roundworms, lungworms, grubs, sucking lice, and mange mites in cattle.
Swine: Ivermectin Injection is indicated for the effective treatment and control of harmful species of gastrointestinal roundworms, lungworms, lice, and mange mites in swine.
Cattle: Ivermectin Injection is to be given subcutaneously only, to reduce risk of potentially fatal clostridial infection of the injection site. Animals should be appropriately restrained to achieve the proper route of administration. Use of a 16-gauge, 1/2 in. to 3/4 in. needle is suggested. Inject under the loose skin in front of or behind the shoulder. When using the 200 mL, 500 mL or 1000 mL pack size, use only automatic syringe equipment. Use sterile equipment and sanitize the injection site by applying a suitable disinfectant. Clean, properly disinfected needles should be used to reduce the potential for injection site infections. No special handling or protective clothing is necessary.
Swine: Ivermectin Injection is to be given subcutaneously in the neck. Animals should be appropriately restrained to achieve the proper route of administration. Use of a 16 or 18 gauge needle is suggested for sows and boars, while an 18 or 20 gauge needle may be appropriate for young animals. Inject under the skin, immediately behind the ear.
Reindeer: For the treatment and control of warbles (Oedemagena tarandi) in reindeer, inject 200-mcg ivermectin per kilogram of body weight, subcutaneously. Follow use directions for cattle.
American Bison: For the treatment and control of grubs (Hypoderma bovis) in American Bison, inject 200mcg ivermectin per kilogram of body weight, subcutaneously.