Supona Buffalo Fly Insecticide

Supona Buffalo Fly Insecticide is a special formulation for use in cattle back rubbers and as an overspray for control of buffalo fly (Haematobia irritans exigua). 

Supona Buffalo Fly Insecticide is made from Chlorfenvinphos, an Anticholinesterase compound that requires to be handled and used with extreme care.  It is registered for use in Qld, WA, NT & NSW.

Active Ingredient: Chlorfenvinphos @ 200g/L

Similar or comparable to Exiguard Buffalo Fly Insecticide (Hunter River Co.) & Roust Buffalo Fly Insecticide (Hunter River Co.)

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Supona Buffalo Fly Insecticide SUPONA Zoetis

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Supona Buffalo Fly Insecticide

Active Ingredient: Chlorfenvinphos @ 200g/L

Similar or comparable to Exiguard Buffalo Fly Insecticide (Hunter River Co.) & Roust Buffalo Fly Insecticide (Hunter River Co.)

Supona Buffalo Fly Insecticide is a special formulation for use in cattle back rubbers and as an overspray for control of buffalo fly (Haematobia irritans exigua).  Supona Buffalo Fly Insecticide is made from Chlorfenvinphos, an Anticholinesterase compound that requires to be handled and used with extreme care.  It is registered for use in Qld, WA, NT & NSW.

Buffalo flies are an economically important parasite of cattle, mostly present in the north and north-eastern parts of Australia. They cause significant production impacts if left uncontrolled. A range of control options exist, but an integrated approach using both chemical and non-chemical control options will give the best results.

What chemical control options are available to control Buffalo Fly;

Ear tags: Insecticide-impregnated plastic ear tags are the most widely used method of buffalo fly control in Australia. The tags slowly release chemicals over a defined period. Cattle grooming and interaction deposits chemical from the tags onto the shoulder, back and flanks of treated animals. Tags must be removed at the end of the payout period to avoid exposing flies to sub-lethal doses of chemical.

Dips and Sprays: Sprays are applied as backline or full-body sprays/dips. Multiple treatments are generally required throughout the season. Sprays must be mixed and applied correctly in order to obtain effective chemical levels on the cattle. Failure to follow label directions may result in poor results and hasten the development of resistance. Cattle should be treated in a race and not in a yard.

Pour-on’s: A number of pour-on products have registered claims for buffalo fly control. They must also be applied correctly but their relative ease of use makes them attractive to some producers for buffalo fly control.

Back rubbers/side rubbers/rubbing posts: These devices allow the self-application of chemicals when cattle rub against them. This also provides relief from fly irritation. Back rubbers are economical and suitable for points where cattle congregate such as watering points or supplementary feeding points.

What impact does Buffalo Fly have on cattle;

Buffalo flies live permanently on their host, the females only leaving to lay eggs in freshly deposited dung pats. They feed 10–40 times each day and can only live for 1 or 2 days off the host. The life cycle from egg to egg takes less than 14 days under optimal conditions of hot humid weather but is extended during cool weather.

Newly emerged flies seeking their first host can fly up to 8 km in the search. The movement of fly-infested animals can be an important method of longer distance spread between herds.

Buffalo fly infestations vary from animal to animal. Bulls and dark-coated cattle, especially black cattle, seem to carry the largest fly burdens. Apart from obvious animal welfare impacts, lower weight gain and lower milk production have been measured in heavily infested cattle.

Some cattle are ‘allergic’ to buffalo flies and are intensely irritated by as few as 4 or 5 flies. These cattle scratch and rub themselves constantly, which results in large sores on their necks and sides. The value of the hide is reduced when cattle have developed skin sores as a result of buffalo fly infestation.

Some sores present on cattle, especially in the corner of their eyes or on their necks are caused by a parasitic nematode Stephanofilaria stilesi which is transmitted by buffalo flies between cattle.

Why choose Supona Buffalo Fly Insecticide

  • Contains the active ingredient Chlorfenvinphos. 
  • Controls Buffalo Fly.
  • Registered for use with Beef & Dairy Cattle.
  • Nil Meat and Milk Withholding Periods.
  • Can be used in Backrubbers or as an Overspray.

It is generally considered that infestations of more than 200 flies per animal (100 per side) for beef cattle or 30 per dairy cow (15 per side) are necessary to reduce production.  Fly infestations can vary significantly between animals, even in the same mob.

Pack Size: 5-Litre

Registrant: Zoetis Australia Pty Ltd (APVMA #: 45594)

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  1. Andrew Wilson

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    Excellent. Only buffalo fly treatment that works

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    Best chemical for back rubber

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    I used Supona for years on back rubber and spray but the last 4 years I haven’t been able to get it anywhere until I saw it on the Specialist Sales website. Working great again

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Features & Benefits

  • Contains the active ingredient Chlorfenvinphos. 
  • Controls Buffalo Fly.
  • Registered for use with Beef & Dairy Cattle.
  • Nil Meat and Milk Withholding Periods.
  • Can be used in Backrubbers or as an Overspray.

Directions Of Use

Dosage:

Animal Pest Treatment State Rate Critical Comment
Beef Cattle Buffalo Flies (Haematobia irritans exigua) Application by backrubber. Make backrubber available to cattle each day and all day during the buffalo fly season QLD, WA, NSW & NT Only Mix 1L product per 20L (= 1000ppm* = mg/L) of new, non-recycled motor oil. Charge backrubber with 20mL treated, new, now recycled oil or clean mineral oil per animal every three weeks. Do not exceed this rate. Refer to mixing instructions in the product label. Not to be used on animals producing milk for human consumption when treatment is by backrubber
Beef & Dairy Cattle Buffalo Flies (Haematobia irritans exigua) Application by overspray. Treatment at intervals of 21 days during the buffalo fly season is recommended (minimum permitted retreatment interval is 10 days) QLD, WA, NSW & NT Only Mix 20mL product per 1L water (1:50, = 4000 ppm* = mg/L). Apply 50mL/150kg liveweight of this dilute mix. Refer to mixing instructions in the product label. Apply as a coarse spray. Adequate coverage with the prescribed application rate is achieved with 4 passages of the spray along the dorsal midline of each animal from the neck to the rump. Protective period may be reduced following substantial rainfall post treatment

Rates are a general guide only.  Before opening, carefully read Supona Buffalo Fly Insecticide directions for use, precautionary and protection statements, storage and disposal, safety directions and first aid instructions.

Questions and answers from customers

    Can Supona Buffalo Fly Insecticide be mixed with Taktic EC Acaricidal Spray For Cattle and Pigs?

  1. Q Can Supona Buffalo Fly Insecticide be mixed with Taktic EC Acaricidal Spray For Cattle and Pigs?... Read more
    Asked by Terry Findlay on August 23, 2022 12:30 pm
    Answered by the admin

    There are no recommendations of compatibility of Supona Buffalo Fly Insecticide and Taktic EC Acaricidal Spray For Cattle and Pigs on the AVPMA registered “directions of use” for either of these products.  Supona is only registered to be mixed with either new non-recycled motor oil or clean mineral oil for back rubber application or diluted with water as a spray application.

  2. I am just wondering in your opinion which is the best chemical to use in the rubs?
  3. Q I am just wondering in your opinion which is the best chemical to use in the rubs?
    Asked by Terry McGregor on January 13, 2022 5:28 pm
    Answered by the admin

    Of the organophosphate chemicals that can be used in backrubs, Supona is the preferred option.

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Host & Pest

Host Pest
Host & Pest
Cattle (beef) & Dairy Cattle Buffalo Fly

Tips For Use

Restraints:

  • Not to be used on animals producing milk for human consumption or milk for processing when treatment is by backrubber application.

Precautions:

  • Cattle should not be treated by overspray at Intervals of less than 10 days.
  • No more than 18 overspray treatments may be carried out in any one year.
  • Remove back rubbers at the end of the Buffalo Fly season.
  • Access to back rubbers should not be allowed for more than 40 weeks In any one year.
  • Cattle should not be treated concurrently with or within 10 days of treatment with other products containing organophosphates.

Mixing instructions:

Backrubber application:

  • Add the required quantity of Supona Buffalo Fly Insecticide to the new, non-recycled motor oil or clean mineral oil in a 20 L or 200 L drum. 
  • Stir the insecticide thoroughly into the oil to provide a uniform mixture. Do not add water or wetting agent.
  • Further detailed information on methods of application by backrubber is available from the manufacturer.

Overspray application: 

  • Add the recommended quantity of Supona Buffalo Fly Insecticide to the water in a mixing vessel. Stir the wash thoroughly before use. 
  • Supona Buffalo Fly Insecticide can be used in hard or soft water.

Protection Of Wildlife, Fish, Crustacea And The Environment:

  • Dangerous to fish.
  • Do not contaminate ponds, waterways and drains with the product or used containers.
  • Do not use this product in a manner that causes the product or used container to enter streams, rivers or waterways.

Storage:

  • Store below 30°C (Room Temperature) in the closed original container, in a ventilated separate building or room away from children, animals, fodder and foodstuffs. 
  • Do not store for prolonged periods in direct sunlight.

Safety Directions:

  • Product is very dangerous, particularly the concentrate.
  • Poisonous if absorbed by skin contact, inhaled or swallowed.
  • Will damage eyes.
  • Will irritate the nose, throat and skin.
  • Repeated exposure may cause allergic disorders.
  • Repeated minor exposure may have a cumulative poisoning effect.
  • Avoid contact with the eyes or skin.
  • Do not inhale vapour or spray mist.
  • When opening the container, preparing the spray, or pouring large quantities, wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrists, a washable hat, PVC or rubber apron, elbow-length nitrile gloves, goggles, impervious footwear and a half facepiece respirator.
  • When using the prepared spray wear cotton overalls buttoned to the neck and wrist and a washable hat, PVC or rubber apron, elbow-length nitrile gloves, goggles and impervious footwear.
  • If excessive splashing or contamination is likely, in addition, wear protective waterproof clothing.
  • If clothing becomes contaminated with product or spray remove clothing immediately.
  • If the product or spray gest on the skin, immediately wash the area with soap and water.
  • If product or spray in eyes, wash it out immediately with water.
  • After use and before eating, drinking, or smoking wash hands, arms and face thoroughly with soap and water.
  • After each day’s use, wash gloves, goggles and contaminated clothing and respirator, and if rubber wash with detergent and warm water.

Additional Safety Information:

  • All effort should be made to minimise your exposure to chlorfenvinphos, particularly the concentrate.
  • Do not use this product if it is too hot to wear the recommended personal protective equipment.

First Aid:

  • If swallowed, splashed on skin or in eyes, or inhaled, contact the Poisons Information Centre, phone Australia 13 11 26, or a doctor at once. 
  • Remove any contaminated clothing and wash skin thoroughly. 
  • If swallowed, activated charcoal may be advised.
  • Give atropine if instructed.
  • For further information, refer to the Safety Data Sheet (SDS).

Withholding Period

Withholding Period Details WHP: 

  • Meat: Nil. 
  • Milk: Nil. Not to be used for animals producing milk for human consumption or milk for processing when treatment is by back-rubber application. 

Trade Advice: Export Slaughter Interval (ESI): 

  • When Used As A Back Rubber: Do not use less than 10 days before slaughter for export. 
  • When Used As An Overspray: 0 days

The ESI on this label was correct at the time of label approval. Before using this product, confirm the current ESI with the manufacturer on 1800 814 883 or the APVMA website (www.apvma.gov.au/residues/ESI.shtml).

SDS & Technical

Supona Buffalo Fly Insecticide Label Download Pdf
Supona Buffalo Fly Insecticide SDS Download Pdf

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