Bimectin Horse Wormer (Ivermectin) DISCONTINUED - PLEASE USE ALOMEC
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- Bimectin Horse Wormer (Ivermectin) DISCONTINUED - PLEASE USE ALOMEC
- Uses & Dosing instructions
- Contra-indications & Warnings
DISCONTINUED - PLEASE USE ALOMEC (IVERMECTIN)
Bimectin Horse Wormer is a yellow, gel-like oral paste of uniform consistency, containing 18.7mg/g ivermectin and 20mg/g apple flavouring and each syringe treats up to 600kg bodyweight. Bimectin is indicated for the treatment of parasitic infestations in horses due to large and small strongyles, lungworms, pinworms, ascarids, hairworms, large-mouth stomach worms, neck and intestinal threadworms and stomach bots.
Following intensive exposure to sunlight, photolytic degradation of ivermectin may occur.
Keep out of reach of children.
This is a single dose product. Discard after use.
No known interaction with other medicaments.
These products, as well as being available from vets and pharmacists, can be supplied by a suitably qualified person (SQP) from a pharmacy registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and from premises approved by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD). Our SQP Mrs Diane Harris, number QE7160, is available for advice regarding worming schedules and procedures if required.
Within the current legislation it is our duty to determine the purchaser is a legitimate buyer and owner of an animal requiring treatment. Upon completion of purchasing these goods you will be asked some questions regarding the animal for compliance with the Veterinary Medicines Regulations, please be aware that we may contact you to confirm any details if necessary.
If you are buying a medicine for a horse that is NOT signed out of the food chain (section IX of its passport) you should ensure that the product is suitable
Always read the instructions before use.
Safety precautions may be necessary during administration, please consult the packaging and/or product literature.
This is for food producing animals.
Use during pregnancy and lactation
Horses of all ages, including pregnant mares and breeding stallions, have been treated with no adverse effect. When administering to lactating females, residues of ivermectin could be present in the maternal milk, since no studies have been reported on the development of new born horses of the ingestion of this milk, it would be prudent not to feed very young animals with milk obtained from the mother.
Each weight marking on the Bimectin syringe plunger will deliver sufficient paste to treat 100kg 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 Bimectin 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.
Always read the insructions before use.
Horsemeat and offal withdrawal period: 34 days. Not permitted for use in mares producing milk for human consumption.
Some horses carrying heavy infection of Onchocerca microfilaria 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.
Ivermectins may not be well tolerated in all non target species. Cases of intolerance are reported in dogs, especially Collies, Old English Sheepdogs and related breeds or crosses, and also in turtles and tortoises.
The product has been formulated specifically for use in horses only. Dogs and cats 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 anthehelminthic may develop following frequent, repeated use of an anthehelminthic of that class.
Handling the product
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.
EXREMELY DANGEROUS TO FISH AND AQUATIC LIFE. Do not contaminate surface waters or ditches with product or used containers.