WSD LOW VOLUME LEVAMISOLE is a broad spectrum treatment for roundworm parasites of sheep and cattle. Type of Preparation WSD LOW VOLUME LEVAMISOLE is a solution for oral use as a drench containing 68g/L levamisole- an imidazothiazole compound.
It is commonly known as a ‘clear drench’. Indications Cattle, Sheep and Lambs: Mature and immature stages of worm parasites susceptible to levamisole
Barber's pole worm (Haemonchus spp), stomach hair worm (Trichostrongylus axei), black scour worms (Trichostrongylus spp), small brown stomach worm (Ostertagia spp), small intestinal worm (Cooperia spp), thin necked intestinal worm (Nematodirus spp) hookworm (Bunostomum trigonocephalum), intestinal threadworm (Strongyloides spp), large bowel and nodule worms (Oesophagostomum spp), large mouthed bowel worm (Chabertia ovina), and large lung worm (Dictyocaulus spp)
Dairy Cattle & Milking Sheep: Do NOT use in cattle or sheep producing milk for human consumption Dosage Always refer to the label. Separate into different weight classes if there is a large variation in age and weight. Levamisole may be toxic. It is recommended that sheep or cattle should NOT be fasted before the administration of any drench containing levamisole. Sheep and Goats: Dose at the rate of 1ml per 10kg body weight. Cattle: Dose at the rate of 5ml per 50 kg body weight Advice On Use Cattle:
• WSD LOW VOLUME LEVAMISOLE is a reliable broad-spectrum oral drench for cattle of all ages, requiring only a low volume dose for treatment.
• It is often best administered to adult cattle with a drenching hook. Sheep:
• WSD LOW VOLUME LEVAMISOLE is a broad-spectrum low-dose treatment which is highly effective against susceptible strains of mature and immature worm parasites of sheep.
• It is highly effective against and can be used to treat infestations by barbers pole worm (Haemonchus) and thin-necked intestinal worm (Nematodirus spp).
• The use of WSD LOW VOLUME LEVAMISOLE or WSD LEVAMISOLE may be indicated in strategic programs to reduce contamination of pastures when testing has shown it to be effective against other local worm parasites. It is advisable to test efficacy before relying on levamisole as a strategic treatment.
• Adult worms of resistant strains of gastrointestinal worm parasites of sheep may not be removed by treatment and this may require the later use of an effective strategic treatment from the WSD range of drenches.
• Levamisole has no effect against tapeworms of sheep or cattle. • Resistance to levamisole is widespread among some species of gastrointestinal parasites on Australian sheep farms.
• The repeated use of any drench is likely to result in the emergence of resistance and therefore, regular testing for efficacy is recommended.