Deltanil 10mg/ml Pour-on Solution for Cattle and Sheep.
Cattle and sheep
Indications for use:
As a topical application for the treatment and prevention of infestations by lice and flies on cattle; ticks, lice, keds and established blowfly strike on sheep and lice and ticks on lambs.
On cattle: For the treatment and prevention of infestations by both sucking and biting lice, including Bovicola bovis, Solenopotes capillatus, Linognathus vituli and Haematopinus eurysternus. Also as an aid in the treatment and prevention of infestations by both biting and nuisance flies including Haematobia irritans, Stomoxys calcitrans, Musca species and Hydrotaea irritans.
On sheep: For the treatment and prevention of infestations by ticks Ixodes ricinus and by lice (Linognathus ovillus, Bovicola ovis), keds (Melophagus ovinus) and established blowfly strike (usually Lucilia spp).
On lambs: For the treatment and prevention of infestations by ticks Ixodes ricinus and by lice Bovicola ovis.
Do not use on convalescent or sick animals.
Do not use in cases of known hypersensitivity to the active substance or any of the excipients.
Extra-label use of the product in the non-target species dogs and cats can lead to toxic neurological signs (ataxia, convulsions, tremors), digestive signs (hypersalivation, vomiting) and may be fatal.
Cattle: 100 mg of deltamethrin per animal corresponding to 10 ml of product.
Sheep: 50 mg of deltamethrin per animal corresponding to 5 ml of product
Lambs (under 10 kg bodyweight or 1 month of age): 25 mg of deltamethrin per animal corresponding to 2.5 ml of product.
The product should be applied using an appropriate device :
- for the 0.5 litre and 1 litre bottles, the product is supplied with a dosing cup
- for the 2.5 litre bottle and the 2.5 litre and 4.5 litre flexible pouches, it is recommended to use an appropriate dosing gun. The flexible pouches should be carried in an appropriate rucksack.
An appropriate applicator should comply with the following specifications :
- it should deliver doses of 2.5 ml, 5 ml and 10 ml.
- it should be supplied with a flexible hose of internal diameter between 10 mm and 14 mm.
Cattle : Apply a 10 ml dose using an appropriate applicator.
Sheep : Apply one 5 ml dose using an appropriate applicator.
Lambs : Apply one 2.5 ml dose using an appropriate applicator.
Application site :
Apply the product along the mid-line of the back at the level of the shoulders.
See following specific indication directions:
Lice on cattle: One application will generally eradicate all lice. Complete clearance of all lice may take 4 - 5 weeks during which time lice hatch from the eggs and are killed. A very few lice may survive on a small minority of animals.
Flies on cattle: Where horn-flies predominate, treatment and prevention of infestations can be expected for 4 - 8 weeks.
Ticks on sheep: Application to the mid-point of the shoulders will provide treatment and prevention of infestations by ticks attaching to animals of all ages, for up to 6 weeks after treatment.
Keds and lice on sheep: Application to the mid-point of the shoulders of sheep in short or long fleece will reduce the incidence of a biting louse or ked infestation over a 4 - 6 week period after treatment.
It is advisable to:
- treat shortly after shearing (animals with short fleece),
- keep treated sheep separated from untreated sheep to avoid re-infestation.
N.B. For treatment and prevention of infestations by ticks, keds and lice on sheep, the fleece should be parted and the product applied to the skin of the animal.
Established blowfly strike on sheep: Apply directly to the maggot infected area as soon as the fly strike is seen. One application will ensure blowfly larvae are killed in a short time. In the case of more advanced strike lesions, clipping out of stained wool before treatment is advisable.
Lice and ticks on lambs: Application to the mid-line of the back at the level of the shoulders will provide treatment and prevention of infestations by ticks for up to 6 weeks after treatment, and will reduce the incidence of biting lice over a 4-6 week period after treatment.
Some adverse effects have been seen following overdose. These include paraesthesia and irritation in cattle, as well as intermittent or attempted urination in young lambs. These have been shown to be mild, transient and resolve without treatment.
Meat and offal: 17 days
Milk: zero hours
Meat and offal: 35 days
Milk: zero hours
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