SURESHOT GOLD POUR-ON CATTLE WORMER
Active Ingredient: Levamisole @ 125g/L
Sure-Shot Gold Pour-On Cattle Wormer is a levamisole based pour-on drench for cattle that controls all major gastrointestinal roundworms in cattle. Unlike other pour-on products containing levamisole, Sure-Shot Gold has 25% more active ingredient per dose and offers a nil-milk withholding period, making it the ideal drench rotation solution for beef and dairy farmers.
Fight Resistance With Sureshot Gold
|Pour-on formulation containing levamisole||Convenient application of an active ingredient that works differently to the most commonly used macrocyclic lactone (‘Mectin’) drenches.|
|The only levamisole ‘clear drench’ with a nil milk withholding period.||The ideal drench for use in productive lactating dairy herds.|
|The only ‘clear’ drench containing 25% more active ingredient per dose||Maximise the ability of each dose to effectively control ML resistant worm populations.|
|Fast acting with no residual activity||SureShot Gold is quickly absorbed with
all residual active ingredient being quickly eliminated from the bloodstream, thereby minimising the risk of resistance development
|Highly effective against Cooperia||Shot Gold offers peace of mind that susceptible parasites will be quickly and effectively controlled, including Cooperia Oncophora, Cooperia Pectinata and Cooperia Punctata.*|
|Protects herds against resistance||When used as part of a rotational strategy, Sure-Shot Gold can assist in delaying the development of resistant worm populations.|
*Levamisole is not the first choice drench for controlling Ostertagia spp. as it does not offer good control of the parasites inhibited stages. Inhibited Ostertagia are not commonly observed in cattle unless certain climatic and environmental conditions exist. If you do suspect your cattle have inhibited (Type II) Ostertagia, you should consult with your local veterinarian.
Sureshot Gold Cattle Wormer contains levamisole, a member of the ‘clear’ imidazothiazole family of drenches and is effective in cattle against levamisole sensitive strains of the following species;
- Mature & Immature Barber’s Pole worm (Haemonchus placei)
- Stomach hair worm (Trichostrongylus axei)
- Black scour worm (Trichostrongylus spp.)
- Small intestinal worm (Cooperia spp.)
- Thin necked intestinal worm (Nematodirus spp.)
- Hookworm (Bunostomum spp.)
- Strongyloides, Nodule and large bowel worms (Oesophagostomum spp.)
- Large Lungworm (Dictyocaulus spp.)
- Mature (adult only) Small brown stomach worm (Ostertagia spp.) in cattle under 12 months of age.
When Ostertagia are the problem in cattle over 12 months of age, a Macrocyclic Lactone based product (avermectins and milbemycins) is recommended. Internal parasites may develop resistance to drenches (anthelmintics). If drench (anthelmintic) failure with this drench is suspected, seek veterinary confirmation and notify the manufacturer.
WHY SHOULD YOU ROTATE TO SURESHOT GOLD?
There is mounting evidence from around the world that parasite resistance in cattle to the most widely used macrocyclic lactone drench class (mectins) is rapidly increasing. Results from recent field studies show that of those farms tested, two thirds had macrocyclic lactone (‘mectin’) drench resistance.
WHEN SHOULD YOU USE SURESHOT GOLD?
SureShot Gold should be integrated into your normal drenching program as a rotational treatment to suppress worm populations at key strategic times. These may include, early in spring to reduce the risk of problems during summer, prior to winter to eliminate worms picked up over warmer months, at weaning to reduce the potential for nutritional stress that in combination with worm burdens can lead to poor growth, prior to joining to assist in maximising conception rates and pre-calving to reduce the risk of poor milk production due to ill-health.
MANAGING PARASITE RESISTANCE
The rotation of different anthelmintic classes is necessary to delay the development of anthelmintic resistance in nematode parasites. This can be done using individual drench classes or combinations of drench classes. What does not work is the rotation of drenches within the same drench class. For example, Abamectin, Moxidectin (Cydectin), Eprinomectin (Eprinex), Ivermectin (various) and Doramectin (Dectomax) all belong to the macrocyclic lactone drench class, so switching from one brand to another is not a rotational strategy.
The key aspects for managing resistance and preserving the effective life of the three major drench groups include:
- Rotation of drench groups or drench group combinations (mectins, whites and clears).
- Only use drenches when you are sure they are needed.
- Ensure you accurately dose every animal in the herd.
- Make sure you maintain a parasite population that is susceptible to available drench classes by:
- Not moving treated animals to clean paddocks.
- Move cattle to a clean paddock for up to two weeks before drenching to establish susceptible parasite populations on the new pasture.
- Ensure all cattle being brought onto your property are quarantined and drenched.
- Undertake worm egg counts (WECs) on cattle under the age of 12 months before and after drenching to assist in determining levels of drench resistance on your farm.
PACK SIZES: 5L & 20L
REGISTRANT: The Hunter River Company Pty Ltd (APVMA #: 70119)
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