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Active Ingredient: Abamectin 10 mg/mL

Similar or Equivalent to: Virbamec Injection (Virbac), Genesis Injection (Ancare) & Vetmec (Chemvet)

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Paramectin Injection for Cattle 500mL

Active Ingredient: Abamectin 10 mg/mL

Similar or Equivalent to: Virbamec Injection (Virbac), Genesis Injection (Ancare) & Vetmec (Chemvet)

Paramectin Injection contains abamectin, a member of the avermectin family of compounds which have a unique mode of action unrelated to that of other products used to control parasites of cattle in Australia. It provides a broad spectrum of efficacy against the species of internal and external parasites listed below. Paramectin Injection reduces the need for separate drenching, dipping and spraying operations common in the past. 

Paramectin Injection, when used at the recommended dose level of 200 µg abamectin per kg liveweight, effectively controls the following parasites of cattle: 

Adult and immature gastro-intestinal roundworms:

  • Small Brown Stomach Worm ~ Ostertagia ostertagi - including inhibited immatures
  • Brown Stomach Worm ~ Ostertagia lyrata
  • Barber’s Pole Worm ~ Haemonchus placei
  • Stomach Hair Worm ~ Trichostrongylus axei
  • Intestinal Hair Worm ~ Trichstrongylus colubriformis
  • Small Intestinal Worm ~ Cooperia spp.
  • Hookworm ~ Bunostomum phlebotomum
  • Nodule Worm ~ Oesophagostomum radiatum

Adult stages of:

  • Large Mouth Bowel Worm ~ Chabertia ovina
  • Thin-necked Intestinal Worm ~ Nematodirus spathiger
  • Intestinal Threadworm ~ Strongyloides papillosus
  • Lungworms ~ Dictyocaulus viviparus - Adult and immature
  • Sucking Lice ~ Linognathus vituli.
  • Controls infection with: Haemonchus placei, Ostertagia spp, Cooperia spp., Oesophagostomum radiatum - acquired up to 7 days after treatment
  • Controls infection with: Dictyocaulus viviparus - acquired up to 14 days after treatment
  • Aids in control of Cattle Tick ~ Boophilius microplus

Note that blood levels of abamectin do not reach a peak until 24 hours after subcutaneous injection and female ticks already engorged at the time of treatment may not feed sufficiently to acquire a lethal dose of abamectin. Some engorged females may continue to drop from cattle for two to three days after treatment and may lay viable eggs. Because of these characteristics, Paramectin Injection is not recommended in strategic dipping programmes for the control of cattle tick.


Dose: 1 mL per 50 kg bodyweight by subcutaneous injection preferably high on the neck behind the ear. Do not use intravenously or intramuscularly.

Cattle in excess of 650 kg to be dosed at 1 mL per 50 kg bodyweight.

Do not treat calves under 16 weeks of age. Caution is advised in the treatment of severely stressed or debilitated animals. 

Dose should be based on heaviest cattle in the mob. A representative sample of animals should be weighed before treatment either with scales or a weigh-band. 

Field studies have demonstrated an adequate margin of safety. Pregnant and breeding cattle may be treated provided normal care is taken in handling. 


Avoid Carcass Damage.

1. Sterilise all injection apparatus by boiling (or equivalent) before use. Avoid use of strong disinfectants on apparatus.
2. Maintain cleanliness at all times.
3. Keep needles sharp and clean. Replace frequently.
4. Use shortest needle possible, certainly not exceeding 15 mm.
5. As far as possible avoid injection of animals during wet weather or under dust
6. This product must be injected only under the skin.
7. If possible inject high on the neck behind the ear. Loose skin on the neck in front of the shoulder is also a suitable site.

Adverse Reactions:

Transitory discomfort has been observed in some cattle following subcutaneous administration.

A low incidence of soft tissue swelling at the injection site has been observed. These reactions have disappeared without treatment.

Toxicity seen as unsteady gait, and sometimes death, has occurred due to overdosing in some calves. To avoid overdosing, special care must be exercised in estimating bodyweight and setting the injection equipment.

Safety Directions

Poisonous if swallowed. May irritate the eyes and skin. Avoid contact with eyes and skin.

Wash hands after use.


DO NOT USE less than 30 days before slaughter for human consumption or collection of  milk for human consumption or processing. 

Export Slaughter Interval 

DO NOT USE less than 42 days before slaughter for export. The ESI on this label was correct at the time of label approval. 



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