Vectin is a broad spectrum anti-worm treatment based on Ivermectin, a naturally derived active ingredient known to treat large and small Redworms, Lungwoms, Pinworms and Bots as well as Hairworms, Neck Threadworms and large mouth stomach worms. Administer at 8-10 week intervals. Vectin is also suitable for use in foals over 6 weeks old and pregnant mares (POM-VPS).
The presence of worms can be checked in your horse using a Worm Testing Kit.
A yellow, gel-like paste of uniform consistency, containing:
Vectin Horse Paste is indicated for the treatment of nematode or arthropod infestations in horses due to:
S. vulgaris (adults and fourth larval [arterial] stages)
S. edentatus (adults and fourth larval [tissue] stages)
S. equinus (adults)
Triodontophorus spp. (adults)
Adults and immatures (fourth stage larvae) small strongyles or cyathostomes unless otherwise stated. Ivermectin is not effective against the encysted larval stages of the small strongyles.
Lungworms (adult and inhibited fourth stage larvae)
Pinworms (adult and inhibited fourth stage larvae)
Ascarids (adults and third & fourth stage larvae)
Large-mouth stomach worms (adults)
Neck threadworms (microfilariae)
Intestinal threadworms (adults)
Stomach bots (oral and gastric stages)
Administer orally as a single dose rate to horses at the recommended dose level of 0.2 mg ivermectin per kilogram of bodyweight. Each syringe delivers 120 mg ivermectin, sufficient to treat 600 kg of bodyweight.
Single administration. Bodyweight and dosage should be accurately determined prior to treatment.
Each weight-marking on the syringe plunger will deliver sufficient paste to treat 100 kg bodyweight. Unlock the knurled ring by making ¼ turn and slide the knurled ring up the plunger shaft so that the side nearest the barrel is at the prescribed weight marking. Turn the knurled ring ¼ turn to lock in place. Make sure the horse’s mouth contains no feed.
Remove the plastic cap from the tip of the nozzle.
Insert the syringe into the horse’s mouth at the interdental space. Advance the plunger as far as it will go, depositing the medication on the base of the tongue. Immediately raise the horse’s head for a few seconds after dosing.
The treatment schedule should be based on the local epidemiological situation.
Do not use in mares producing milk for human consumption.
Some horses carrying heavy infestation of Onchocerca microfilariae have experienced oedema and pruritus following dosing, assumed to be the result of death of large numbers of microfilariae. These signs resolve within a few days but symptomatic treatment may be advisable.
Special warning for non-target species: The product has been formulated for use in horses only. Cats, Dogs, especially Collies, Old English Sheepdogs and related breeds or crosses, and also turtles and tortoises may be adversely affected by the concentration of ivermectin in this product if they are allowed to ingest spilled paste or have access to used syringes.
As ivermectin is extremely dangerous to fish and aquatic life, treated animals should not have direct access to surface waters and ditches during treatment.
Parasite resistance to any particular class of anthelmintic may develop following frequent, repeated use of an anthelmintic of that class.
Studies performed in laboratory animals showed no teratogenic or embryotoxic effect of ivermectin at the recommended doses during therapy.
The safety of the veterinary medicinal product has not been established during pregnancy and lactation. Use only according to risk/benefit analysis by the responsible veterinary surgeon.
Do not eat, drink or smoke while handling the product. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. If accidental skin contact occurs, wash the affected area immediately with soap and water. If accidental eye exposure occurs, flush the eyes immediately with water and if necessary get medical attention.
Wash hands after use.
Meat and offal - 34 days.
Do not use in mares producing milk for human consumption.
For animal treatment only. Keep out of reach and sight of children.
No special precautions for storage.
This is a single dose product. Discard after use.
EXREMELY DANGEROUS TO FISH AND AQUATIC LIFE.
Do not contaminate surface waters or ditches with product or used containers.
Any unused product or waste material should be disposed of in accordance with national requirements.
High density polyethylene pre-filled dose-graduated disposable syringe containing 6.42 g of product.
Bimeda, Tallaght, Dublin 24
All prices include VAT where applicable.
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Due to air freight restrictions aerosols cannot ever be sent abroad by Royal Mail. We appreciate your understanding.
Some products, such as insulin and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.
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