Autoworm Finisher Bolus
£15.75 ex. VAT
For administration to cattle weighing between 100 kg and 400 kg at the time the bolus is given.
Designed for dosing prior to turnout of cattle in their second grazing season.
In grazing cattle, the device will deliver five doses of oxfendazole for the treatment of both adult and immature gastro-intestinal roundworms, lungworms and tapeworms at regular intervals of approximately three weeks during a period of approximately fifteen weeks, the first dose being released around three weeks after administration.
The device thus delivers a programmed therapeutic anthelmintic dosing regime over a period of approximately fifteen weeks.
Oxfendazole is an established treatment for:
Gastro-intestinal roundworms: Ostertagia, Haemonchus, Trichostrongylus, Nematodirus, Cooperia, Capillaria, Oesophagostomum, Chabertia, Trichuris.
Lungworms: Dictyocaulus viviparus.
Tapeworms: Moniezia, heads and segments.
At the recommended dose rate in cattle, oxfendazole is effective against inhibited/arrested larvae of Cooperia and usually effective against inhibited/arrested larvae of Ostertagia.
It is also ovicidal against nematode eggs.
Autoworm Finisher with its programmed release of five separate worming doses is designed specifically to allow a degree of nematode development for stimulation of immunity.
Immunity to nematodes depends on adequate exposure to infection. Although not normally the case, circumstances could occur in which anthelmintic control measures might increase the vulnerability of cattle to re-infection. Animals may be at risk towards the end of their first grazing season, particularly if the season is long, or in the following year if they move onto heavily contaminated pasture. In such instances, further control measures may be necessary.
Worm control is best achieved when calves are dosed with Autoworm Finisher or First Grazer at turnout and set stocked throughout the grazing season, or moved to clean pasture in midsummer.
When an animal(s) is to be added to a group previously treated with Autoworm then it is good management practice to minimise worm larval contamination of the pasture by the new animal(s). This can be achieved by dosing with an appropriate anthelmintic product at the time the animal is moved.
Where cattle have received the bolus during their first season at grass it would be good practice, as with other anthelmintic dosing regimes, to maintain control measures during the following season.
Studies have shown that oxfendazole produces no adverse maternal or foetal effects when administered at the recommended dose rate in cattle. When administered to lactating cattle, less than 1% of the administered dose is excreted in the milk. Therefore, there is little risk to suckling animals when the product is administered to lactating females.
Oxfendazole belongs to the benzimidazole (1-BZ) class of anthelmintics.