VIRBAMEC LV POUR-ON FOR CATTLE
Active Ingredient: 10mg/mL Iver-mectin (vegetable oil base)
Virbamec LV Pour-On is for the treatment and control of Iver-mectin sensitive internal and external parasites of beef and dairy cattle
What is Virbamec LV Pour-On?
Why choose Vibamec LV Pour-On?
1. Control of internal parasites - Virbamec LV Pour-On offers excellent control and a high level of efficacy against Iver-mectin sensitive gastrointestinal roundworms and lungworm. It also offers persistent activity against lungworm (up to 28 days) and small brown stomach worm (Ostertagia spp) (up to 14 days).
2. Control of external parasites - Virbamec LV Pour-On offers excellent control of both sucking and biting lice, mites and cattle tick. It also controls buffalo fly and protects cattle from reinfestation for up to 21 days.
3. Low volume dose - The low volume dose of Virbamec LV Pour-On makes it easy to apply, even to large animals and also provides the convenience of fewer drums to clean and dispose of.
4. User friendly vegetable oil formulation - Virbamec LV Pour-On’s vegetable oil formulation means that it has no offensive fumes, is easy on applicator guns, flows steadily from the gun and is less likely to splash or run off the animal’s back than solvent based pour-ons. Virbamec LV Pour-On is also non-flammable.
5. Rainfast - The efficacy of Virbamec LV Pour-On is unlikely to be affected if rain falls as soon as two hours after application.
6. Nil milk withhold - Virbamec LV Pour-On can be used on lactating dairy cows, giving dairy farmers the fl exibility to treat their animals at the optimal time.
7. Short meat withholding period and ESI - Virbamec LV Pour-On has a short meat withholding period and export slaughter interval of 21 days, allowing producers the flexibility to market animals as soon as a real benefit from treatment is seen.
When to use Virbamec LV Pour-On
1. Timing of treatments
Virbamec LV Pour-On provides broad spectrum control that can be used to suppress parasite populations at strategic times. For instance, an early spring treatment can reduce parasite problems occurring later in summer and autumn while a pre-winter treatment can be used to suppress early louse populations and also to clean out any parasites picked up over the warmer months prior to the animals facing the feed stresses of winter. Specific treatments may also be required to limit the impact of parasites when animals need to perform at their best and can least afford losses from disease. Important treatments include:
Weaning and post-weaning – Calves often suffer substantial nutritional and environmental stress when weaned, but any check to their growth at this stage can lead to stunting and permanent underperformance.
Pre-joining – Body condition plays a key role in conception rates. Treatment of bulls and cows about a month prior to joining can minimise nutritional losses associated with parasitic disease.
Pre-calving – Cows cannot afford losses to parasites as well as provide the best milk output.
2. Tick treatments
Virbamec LV Pour-On can be used as part of a strategic tick control program. Treatments should be timed for when other parasites such as roundworms require control and repetitive use of the product (or any ML) throughout the entire tick season should be avoided.
3. Worm testing
Worm egg counts provide valuable information to optimise drench timing. Egg counts will reveal production limiting worm infections long before clinical signs such as scouring or wasting are evident. A larval differentiation assay provides identifi cation of the worm species present so that the optimal type of drench can be selected. As adult cattle generally develop good immunity to worms, egg counts are not a reliable indicator of worm burdens in cattle after about 12 months of age
How to use Virbamec LV Pour-on
Virbamec LV Pour-On is administered along the backline, starting at the shoulders of the animal using a suitable pour-on applicator. Dose the mob according to the heaviest animal in each group (bulls, cows, calves, heifers). A representative sample of animals should be weighed before treatment either with scales or a weighband. Do not underdose. Where there is a large variation in size within the group, draft into two or more lines based on bodyweight to avoid excessive overdosing. Check accuracy of drenching equipment before and during use.
Virbamec LV Pour-On is effective against sensitive strains of the following internal and external parasites in cattle:
Temporary hair loss may occur at the site of application. This resolves without treatment. Not recommended for use prior to events in show cattle. Do not retreat with Virbamec LV Pour-On within 21 days.
Virbamec LV Pour-On is given topically at the recommended dose rate of 1mL/20kg bodyweight
Animals in excess of 650kg bodyweight to be dosed at 1mL/20kg
Withholding Periods (WHP) / ESI
Pack sizes available: 2.5L, 5L & 15L
Registrant: Virbac Australia Pty Ltd (APVMA #: 56736)