Acatak™ is a pour-on formulation containing the tick development inhibitor fluazuron. Acatak™ provides long-lasting protection of beef cattle against fluazuron sensitive cattle ticks (Rhipicephalus microplus). When treated with Acatak™, immature ticks are unable to moult to the next stage of their life cycle, and no larvae will hatch from eggs laid by treated females. Acatak™ not only provides long-term tick protection for cattle but can also help lower the tick burden in pasture.
Important Safety Information
Before using this product, please consult the label for complete instructions.
Milk - DO NOT USE on cattle that are producing or may in the future produce milk for human consumption. Meat - DO NOT USE LESS than 42 days before slaughter for human consumption. Calves which have suckled on treated cows must not be slaughtered less than 4 months after the last treatment of these cows.
Export Slaughter Interval
DO NOT USE less than 42 days before slaughter for export.
Directions For Use
DO NOT USE on cattle that are producing or may in the future produce milk for human consumption.
FOR USE in QLD, NSW, WA & NT only.
This product is contraindicated for use on pregnant cows within six weeks of calving to avoid handling stress.
Body weight (kg)
No. treated per pack
3 mL/50 kg
Re-treat when you first see ticks but not before at least six weeks after the previous treatment.
Maximum number of treatments per annual tick season: 3.
Apply the product in two bands, about 7 cm wide, one on each side of the spine between the rump and the shoulders.
The weight of cattle should be determined by either scales or a weighband. Dose individuals according to the heaviest animal in the mob. DO NOT underdose.
There is no need to treat calves for cattle tick as long as they suckle treated cows. Calves will receive adequate protection from their mother. A reduced length of protection may occur in cows which are suckling calves.
Acatak™ should not be applied to show cattle as a light scurfiness may be visible for some time after treatment.
Acatak™ is a tick development inhibitor and kills ticks progressively. It can take two to three weeks for cattle to be visibly free of ticks. No additional treatment is necessary during that time, even on heavily infested animals. The development inhibiting effect of Acatak™ commences within three days of treatment.
Not suitable for cleaning cattle moving into gazetted cattle tick-free areas.
Use only an Elanco approved applicator. DO NOT use any other applicator.
30 mL Acatak™ / Acatak™ Duostar manual applicator.
30 mL Genesis Power Doser™ fitted with fan spray nozzle. Recommended operating pressure is 55 psi.
After use wash applicator with detergent and hot water.