Virbamec® Oral is a highly effective oral ML drench for sheep. It contains abamectin which is a short acting highly potent member of the ML drench family. Abamectin is the reference molecule for the Virbac range. WHAT IS VIRBAMEC® ORAL? Virbamec® Oral is the responsible macrocyclic lactone (ML) drench.
✔ Contains abamectin
✔ Controls all susceptible roundworms
✔ Highly potent
✔ Short acting
✔ Delays resistance
✔ Contains selenium WHY CHOOSE VIRBAMEC® ORAL? ivermectin potency versus abamectin showed abamectin controlling 100% versus ivermectin with 85% effi cacy. 1. CONTAINS ABAMECTIN 4. SHORT ACTING Abamectin is a short acting, highly potent member of the ML family of drenches. Researchers Until now, popular thought has suggested that suggest that abamectin differs from ivermectin persistence is a desirable trait in a drench. and moxidectin enough for it to be considered a Some drenches have even promoted their longer third alternative within the ML family of drenches. persistence as a benefi t. But there is a sting in the Abamectin is the drench of choice to ensure tail – persistence breeds resistance. A drench with effective worm kill to susceptible worms due to its persistence increases the selective pressure for high potency and delay the onset of resistance due resistance because it continues to kill susceptible to its short acting nature. worms whilst allowing resistant worms to reproduce. A shorter acting drench like abamectin 2. CONTROLS SUSCEPTIBLE ROUNDWORMS does not do this. Will control all major internal parasites that are 5. DELAYS RESISTANCE susceptible to an ML drench. These include barber’s pole, large stomach worm, small brown stomach A recent study showed that resistance developed worm, stomach hair worm, black scour worm, small much more slower to abamectin than it does to intestinal worm, thin necked intestinal worm, large ivermectin and moxidectin. This is a great attribute mouthed bowel worm, nodule worm, large bowel as it allows abamectin to be used for a longer period worm, whipworm, intestinal threadworm, and large of time on a property before resistance develops. lungworm. These worms reduce overall productivity Ivermectin developed resistance 25 times quicker especially in young animals. Weight gains can be than abamectin whilst moxidectin developed reduced by up to 20% and wool growth can be resistance 4 times quicker. affected signifi cantly. 6. CONTAINS SELENIUM 3. HIGHLY POTENT An aid in controlling selenium defi ciencies in Abamectin has been shown to be more potent sheep. Selenium defi ciencies and poor nutrition against worms than ivermectin. In a trial where can increase the effect a worm burden can have on oral ivermectin only controlled 42% of ML resistant the fl ock. Other problems associated with selenium Ostertagia circumcincta, abamectin controlled defi ciency are reduced growth rate (in wool and greater than 95%. Another trial comparing meat), reduced immunity to worms, and greater susceptibility to other infections. VOO010807 WHEN TO USE VIRBAMEC® ORAL round worms. For quarantine drenching Alben® (white), Levamisole Gold® (clear), and DuoCare® (white/ clear) should also be used with Virbamec® Oral. 1. VIRBAMEC® ORAL IS THE IDEAL DRENCH TO USE AS THE ML DRENCH IN YOUR ROTATION The combination of being a highly potent and short HOW TO USE VIRBAMEC® ORAL acting chemical gives effective control on susceptile worms and helps delay resistance compared to a 1. ROTATE VIRBAMEC® ORAL longer acting chemical. Rotate with other drenches that offer control on USING AN ML AS THE FIRST SUMMER DRENCH your property. To delat the onset of resistance it is The fi rst summer drench should give the most control important to rotate drenches on your property. possible. Abamectin is more potent than ivermectin 2. VIRBAMEC® ORAL IS A HIGHLY POTENT DRENCH. and hence is a much better choice of drench for the It should be used in stock that require effective fi rst summer drench. roundworm control against a broad spectrum of worms. IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER DRENCHES For those properties wanting to use a combination WORM TEST product the best combination would use abamectin To be sure a drench is effective on your property a as its ML. By using Virbamec® Oral with DuoCare® you drench test should be conducted every 2 years. This is have a highly effective - short acting combination of an essential management tool as the most expensive products. drench used on your property is the drench that does not work. AS A QUARANTINE DRENCH IN CONJUNCTION WITH ALL OTHER DRENCH CLASSES Virbamec® Oral should be used as the ML component of the quarantine drench. This provides a broad spectrum of control and will control all susceptible QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE INDICATIONS: PRESENTATIONS
Treatment and control of all major gastrointestinal
roundworms in sheep. An aid in controlling selenium defi ciencies in sheep. COMPOSITION RECOMMENDED FOR USE IN:
Sheep of all ages that have worms susceptible to
abamectin. Sheep younger than 12 months of age should be treated with Firstmectin SE.
Selenium can have toxic effects, particularly in sheep with liver damage that graze plants that
Virbamec® Oral is given orally at the recommended
contain pyrrolizidine alkaloids are prevalent.
Do not drench in marking or mulesing cradles due
Dose the mob according to the heaviest animal by
to the increased risk of aspiration into the lungs. STORAGE:
Store below 30 degrees Celsius (room temperature)
• Milk: Do not use in dairy breeds of sheep. POISON SCHEDULE: S6 For more information visit www.virbac.com.au or contact Customer Support on FREECALL 1800 009 847 ABN 77 003 268 871
Paul Davis Subject: Texas Hospital Pharmacy News - August 6, 2012Having trouble viewing this email? Click here In This Issue August 6, 2012 Vo. 41, No. 29 On This Date On August 6 , 1890 the electric chair was used for the first time to execute a convicted murderer. In 1945 , the Enola Gay dropped the world's first atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima, Jap