Dectospot 10mg/ml Spot-on Solution for Cattle and Sheep.
As a topical application for the control of lice and flies on cattle; ticks, lice, keds and established blowfly strike on sheep and lice and ticks on lambs.
On cattle: for the control of both sucking and biting lice, including Damalinia bovis, Solenopotes capillatus, Linognathus vituli and Haematopinus eurysternus on all ages of cattle including dairy cattle producing milk for human consumption. Also as an aid in the control of both biting and nuisance flies including Haematobia irritans, Stomoxys calcitrans, Musca species and Hydrotaea irritans.
On sheep: For the control of ticks Ixodes ricinus and of lice and keds and established blowfly strike.
On lambs: For the control of ticks Ixodes ricinus and lice Bovicola ovis.
Amounts to be administered and administration route:
The product should be applied using an appropriate application device:
-For the 250ml and 500ml presentations a graduated chamber attached to the container is used.
For the 1 litre and 2.5 litre presentations it is recommended to use an appropriate applicator.
The recommended use of the application devices is illustrated below.
(see datasheet for illustration).
1. Use of the graduated chamber on the 250ml and 500 ml containers:
2. Attaching the 1 and 2.5 litre containers to the recommended applicator:
Cattle: 10 ml
Lambs (under 10 kg bodyweight or 1 month of age): 2.5ml
Administration: Apply a single dose with the special dispenser pack or the Dectospot Applicator on one spot on the mid-line of the back at the shoulders as directed on dispenser or applicator gun pack. For blowfly strike on sheep, 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. Therefore, it may be necessary on rare occasions to re-treat an animal 6 - 8 weeks later.
Flies on cattle: To control biting and non-biting flies, frequency of treatment will depend on the numbers and species of flies present. Where horn-flies predominate, good control can be expected for 4 - 8 weeks. Treatment for fly control should not be repeated within four weeks.
Ticks on sheep: Application to the mid-point of the shoulders will provide useful control of 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.
N.B. For control of ticks, keds and lice on sheep, the fleece should be parted and Spot On applied to the skin of the animal.
Cattle (meat) - 17 days
Cattle (milk) - zero hours
Sheep (meat) - 35 days
Click here- Data Sheet.