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Product Description

​A clear, liquid endectocide (macrocyclic lactone), injectable anthelmintic.

Abamectin™ Injection is registered for cattle and sheep.

Why Use Abamectin™ Injection

  • High strength formulation with low dose-rate.
  • Effective against sucking lice on cattle.
  • Effective against all abamectin-susceptible roundworms and lungworm.

Withholding Period

Meat: Cattle 49 days ⋅ Sheep 28 days.
Milk: Cattle 49 days ⋅ Sheep 35 days.


10 g/L abamectin (macrocyclic lactone).

Regulatory Information

  • EPA approval No HSR001959.

Registered pursuant to the ACVM Act 1997, No A9446.

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Product Sizes available

  • 500 mL

Delivery Options

  • Freight to farm
  • Ravensdown pickup point

Important Information

  • Application and advice

    Administer by subcutaneous injection.

    Inject high on the neck behind the ear. Lose skin on the neck in front of the shoulder is also a suitable site.

    1mL per 50kg live-weight.

    Pregnant and breeding cattle and sheep may be treated provided normal care is taken in handling.

    We recommend the following applicators: 2mL Injection Gun5mL Injection Gun10mL Injection Gun.


    • Do not treat calves under 100kg, or 16 weeks of age.
    • Do not treat lambs under 20kg.
    • Do not exceed the stated dose.
    • Avoid carcass damage.
    • Sterilise all injection apparatus by boiling (or equivalent) before use.
    • Avoid use of strong disinfectants on apparatus.
    • Maintain cleanliness at all times.
    • Keep needles sharp and clean. Replace needles frequently.
    • Use shortest needle possible, certainly not exceeding 15 mm.
    • Avoid injection of animals during wet weather or under dusty conditions.
    • This product must be injected only under the skin.

    Ensure injection is subcutaneous. Intramuscular injection will result in prolonged residues, and an increase in meat withholding to 91 days.

    See the product label for full details.

  • Efficacy spectrum

    When used at the recommended dose-rate, Abamectin™ Injection effectively controls the following abamectin-sensitive parasites:

    Cattle ⋅ Gastrointestinal roundworms

    • Adult and immature Ostertagia spp (including inhibited immatures).
    • Trichostrongylus spp.
    • Cooperia spp.
    • Bunostomum spp.
    • Oesophagostomum spp.
    • Adult Chabertia spp.
    • Adult Nematodirus spp.
    • Adult Trichuris spp.

    Controls infection with Oesophagostomum radiatum up to at least 7 days after treatment.

    Controls infection with Ostertagia spp, Cooperia spp and Trichostrongylus axei up to at least 14 days after treatment.

    Cattle ⋅ Lungworms

    • Adult and immature Dictyocaulus viviparus.

    Controls infection with Dictyocaulus viviparus acquired up to 21 days after treatment.

    Cattle ⋅ Sucking Lice

    • Linognathus vituli.

    Sheep ⋅ Adult and immature gastrointestinal roundworms

    • Haemonchus spp*.
    • Ostertagia spp*.
    • Cooperia spp.
    • Trichostrongylus spp*.
    • Oesophagostomum spp.
    • Nematodirus spp.
    • Trichuris spp.
    • Chabertia spp.
    • Dictyocaulus spp.

    *includes inhibited L4

  • Withholding period

    Meat Withholding
    Cattle producing meat (or offal) for human consumption must not be sold for slaughter during treatment, and within 49 days of treatment.

    Sheep producing meat (or offal) for human consumption must not be sold for slaughter during treatment, and within 28 days of treatment.

    Intramuscular injection will result in prolonged residues. Animals producing meat (or offal) for human consumption must not be sold for slaughter within 91 days of the last treatment.

    If a pregnant animal is treated, and gives birth within the meat withholding period, the offspring is fit for slaughter only when the mother is fit for slaughter.

    A cow is treated with Abamectin™ Injection 35 days before calving. The calf cannot be slaughtered (for human consumption) until 14 days after the date of birth.

    Milk Withholding
    Cow's milk intended for sale for human consumption must be discarded during, and within 49 days of last treatment

    Sheep's milk intended for sale for human consumption must be discarded during, and within 35 days of last treatment.​

  • Packaging and storage

    • Collapsible pillowpack.
    • Pillowpack comes with vented draw-off tube in a carton.
    • Outer carton of 6 x 500mL pillowpacks.

    Store in the original container, inside the carton, in a cool, dry, locked place, away from direct sunlight.

    Store below 30°C.

    Shelf-life is three years from date of manufacture.