Whether rearing beef cattle or dairy heifers, maximum weight gain during the low cost grazing season is clearly vital in the current financial climate, according to Zoetis vet Dave Armstrong. “So preventing performance losses due to roundworm burdens, or worse still deaths later in the season due to lungworm, are clearly sensible priorities,” he suggests.
By now, of course, many first and second year grazing cattle will already have received season-long worm control treatments, either as a 10% moxidectin injection at the base of the ear or Autoworm pulse-release bolus.
Otherwise, for cattle turned out with neither of these treatments, protection for the rest of the grazing season is still possible using a persistent pour-on wormer such as CYDECTIN 0.5% Pour On for Cattle.
“This treatment gives reliable protection at pasture against roundworms and lungworm with an eight to 10 week dosing interval,” Dave explains. “So one treatment now, another in about two months time, then one up to five weeks pre-housing can provide a worm control protocol through to turnout 2017.” (see graphic).
The intervals between treatments allow exposure to worm larvae for stimulation of natural immunity, then the next treatment kills them off before they have a detrimental impact on the animal. The way worm larvae come into contact with moxidectin means they can stimulate natural immunity before being killed.
Two other important advantages of this pour on are its rainfastness and low impact on dung-dwelling insects.
Cydectin Cattle Pour-On
Cydectin Cattle Pour-On is available from your local Wynnstay Store, click here to locate your nearest store.
- Pale yellow pour-on solution
- Contains 5mg/ml moxidectin
- Suitable for the treatment of mature and immature gastrointestinal nematodes, lice, warbles, live, mange mites and horn flies
- Dosage: 1ml per 10kg bodyweight
- Should be applied evenly along the midline of the back between the withers and the tail bone
- Meat withdrawal: 14 days
For advice about cattle worming choices this summer and responsible wormer use in general, please contact your local Wynnstay SQP or store or speak to your local Wynnstay representative.
All CYDECTIN® brands contain moxidectin, POM-VPS. Autoworm contains oxfendazole, POM-VPS. For further information please see the product SPC, or contact your veterinary surgeon , SQP or Zoetis UK Ltd, Walton Oaks, Dorking Road, Walton on the Hill, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 7NS. Customer Support 0845 3008034. www.zoetis.co.uk. Always seek the advice of your medicines provider. Use medicines responsibly (www.noah.co.uk/responsible). AH152/16.