IVOMEC Classic Injection for Cattle and Sheep should be given only by subcutaneous injection, using aseptic precautions, at the recommended dosage level of 200 mcg ivermectin per kg bodyweight under the loose skin in front of, or behind, the shoulder in cattle and in the neck in sheep. To ensure administration of a correct dose, bodyweight should be determined as accurately as possible; accuracy of the dosing device should be checked. When treating sheep of less than 16kg, seek veterinary advice regarding the use of 1 ml disposable syringes graduated in increments of 0.1 ml. For the treatment of individual sheep, a syringe not exceeding 2.0 ml and calibrated in increments of 0.1 ml should be used. Each ml contains 10 mg of ivermectin sufficient to treat 50 kg of bodyweight of cattle and sheep. The injection may be given with any standard automatic or single-dose or hypodermic syringe. Use of a sterile 17 gauge × ½ inch needle is suggested. Replace with a fresh sterile needle after every 10 to 12 animals. Injection of wet or dirty animals is not recommended.
|Use this chart as a guide in working out the appropriate dose rate for Ivomec Classic Injection for Cattle and Sheep:|
|CATTLE (1ml/50kg)||SHEEP (0.5ml/25kg)|
|Bodyweight (kg)||Dose Volume (ml)||Bodyweight (kg)||Dose Volume (ml)|
|Up to 50||1.0||Up to 5||0.1|
|For cattle weighing over 400kg calculate the dose at the rate of 1ml per 50kg bodyweight.||For sheep weighing over 100kg calculate the dose at the rate of 0.5ml per 25kg bodyweight.|