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A powerful and effective residual insecticide, Deosect, produced by Zoetis, is specially developed for the control of flies and lice on horses. Not suitable for use on any animals for human consumption. POM-VPS
Please note: As this is a flammable product it cannot be sent via Royal Mail so will incur a delivery charge.
We recommend you undertake a patch test before using on your horse. Deosect must be diluted prior to use and according to the manufacturers instructions.
Below is the product datasheet. This has been provided by the manufacturer and should always be provided with the medication.
Company name: Pfizer Limited
Address: Ramsgate Road
Kent CT13 9NJ
Telephone: 0845 300 8034 (Out of hours: 01304 616161)
Fax: 01737 332521
Cutaneous spray, solution.
Clear yellow liquid free from solids, containing Cypermethrin technical (cis 50: trans 50) 5.0% w/v (0.1% w/v when diluted).
Topical spray to control flies and lice on horses.
Deosect Spray must be diluted and mixed with water to make a solution just before use. A knapsack, hand sprayer or a sponge may be used to apply the solution. The solution should be used within 24 hours. Avoid spraying directly into animals eyes.
One litre (2 pints) of Deosect should be diluted with 50 litres (11 gallons) of water. Alternatively, the following table may be used:
|10 ml||500 ml|
|20 ml||1 litre|
|100 ml||5 litres|
|200 ml||10 litres|
A medium fine spray is advisable to avoid fogging of the diluted Deosect Spray. Careful attention must be paid to total animal coverage, especially the face, legs, back and hind quarters. The following amounts should be used:
Adult horses – 500 ml of diluted solution per animal.
Ponies – 125 ml of diluted solution per animal.
The application of the solution should commence at the onset of the fly season and be repeated monthly for general fly control and every two weeks for severe head and face fly control.
Apply when lice are observed and repeat as necessary at a minimum interval of 14 days.
For animal treatment only.
For external use only.
Do not apply to any lesions where the skin is broken.
Do not spray in or near milking parlours or where milking machinery may be contaminated.
This product belongs to the pyrethroid group. Possible undesirable effects can be irritation and allergic reactions on the skin.
The product can be safely used during pregnancy and lactation.
Deosect spray is of low toxicity and acute poisoning is unlikely to occur.
Protection of operators
FLAMMABLE. Wear impermeable gloves, face shield and rubber boots when handling the concentrate, diluted liquid and when spraying animals.
Use in a well-ventilated area and avoid inhaling the spray mist. If splashed in the eye or on the skin, wash with plenty of clean, running water immediately and seek medical attention.
Remove contaminated clothing immediately and wash before re-use.
Do not smoke or eat while handling the product.
Wash hands and exposed skin after handling this product and before meals.
Not to be used in animals intended for human consumption. Treated horses may never be slaughtered for human consumption.
The horse must have been declared as not intended for human consumption under national horse passport legislation.
Shelf-life after dilution according to directions: 24 hours.
Protection of the Environment
Dangerous to fish and crustaceans. Do not contaminate ponds, waterways or ditches with the product or used containers.
Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
Do not store above 25°C. Protect from frost.
Store in original container, tightly closed, in a safe place away from food, drink and animal feedstuffs.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.
1 litre or 250 ml oblong, unlined tin-plated mild steel can with a tin-plated mild steel cap (screw-fit).
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
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