Directions For Use
Dose orally without dilution using standard, properly calibrated drenching equipment at a dose rate of 1 mL/4kg body weight.
20 mL or 30 mL Elanco drench gun.
After use wash with warm, soapy water and rinse with clean water.
DO NOT underdose. Dose to the heaviest animal in each group. Representative animals should be weighed. Where there is a large variation in weight within a group, draft into two or more lines to avoid excessive overdosing.
Benefits and risks of feed withhold
Avoid withholding feed from weak, pregnant and young animals. Exercise care in handling sheep and avoid unnecessary stress. The recommended dose rate should not be exceeded.
CSIRO studies show that the efficacy of both abamectin and albendazole (two of the active ingredients of Pyrimide™) are enhanced by withholding feed for up to 24 hours before drenching. However, field experience indicates that withholding water and feed will make sheep more susceptible to levamisole toxicity. Drought conditions may increase this risk. Before use of Pyrimide™, it is recommended that water has been continuously available and feed either not withheld, or withheld for not more than 12 hours.
Precautions and Contraindications
This product should not be used when selenium intake from pasture is high or selenium is provided by other means (such as top dressing, vaccine, pellets or selenium drenches) if blood selenium levels at treatment are high. Users can determine selenium status by consulting their veterinarian.
DO NOT administer to sheep that are dehydrated or unwell.
DO NOT administer to lambs less than 6 weeks of age.
Dogs or horses should not be drenched with this product.
Resistance may develop to any chemical. Ask your local veterinary practitioner or animal health advisor for recommended parasite management practices for your area to reduce development of resistance. It is advisable that a resistance test be conducted before any parasite treatment is used.