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Dectomax Injection For Cattle


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Dectomax™ Injection for cattle delivers broad spectrum cover for stomach, gut and lungworm, whilst treating lice and mange mites (sarcoptic and psoroptic mange). It is administered as a subcutaneous injection and has persistency against

  • Cooperia oncophora (21 days)
  • Lungworm (Dictyocaulus viviparus) (35 days)
  • Ostertagia ostertagi (35 days)

To obtain optimal benefits from Dectomax™ Solution for Injection, it is recommended that cattle should be treated at turnout and eight weeks later. Studies1 have demonstrated that, used in this way, Dectomax™ will reduce the build-up of infective larvae on pasture and can protect animals from parasitic gastro-enteritis and parasitic bronchitis throughout the grazing season. To obtain these results, all animals must be included in the programme and untreated cattle must not be introduced on the pasture. Treatment with Dectomax™ at turn-out and eight weeks later of cattle set-stocked for the grazing season can protect against clinical disease caused by lungworm and may allow the development of naturally acquired immunity.


For treatment and control of gastrointestinal roundworms, lungworms, eyeworms, warbles, lice and mange mites in cattle.

Gastrointestinal roundworms (adults and fourth stage larvae)
  • Ostertagia ostertagi (inc. inhibited larvae)
  • O. lyrata (adults)
  • Haemonchus placei
  • Trichostrongylus axei
  • T. colubriformis
  • Cooperia oncophora
  • C. pectinata (adults)
  • C. punctata
  • C. surnabada (syn. mcmasteri)
  • Nematodirus spathiger (adults)
  • Bunostomum phlebotomum (adults)
  • Strongyloides papillosus (adults)
  • Oesophagostomum radiatum
  • Trichuris spp (adults)
  • Lungworms (adults and fourth stage larvae)
  • Dictyocaulus viviparus
  • Eyeworms (adults)
  • Thelazia spp
  • Warbles (parasitic stages)
  • Hypoderma bovis
  • H. lineatum
  • Sucking lice
  • Haematopinus eurystemus
  • Linognathus vituli
  • Solenopotes capillatus
  • Mange mites
  • Psoroptes bovis
  • Sarcoptes scabiei
  • May also be used as an aid in the control of Nematodirus helvetianus, biting lice (Damalinia bovis) and the mange mite Chorioptes bovis.


    In cattle: A single treatment of 1 ml (10 mg doramectin) per 50kg bodyweight, equivalent to 200 µg/kg bodyweight, administered in the region of the neck by subcutaneous injection.


    dectomax injection cattle dosing chart


    Meat and offal: 70 days. Not permitted for use in lactating animals producing milk for human consumption. Do not use in pregnant cows or heifers, which are intended to produce milk for human consumption, within 2 months of expected parturition.


    Dectomax™ Injector


    References: 1Vercruysse J et al Veterinary Parasitology 58 (1995) 27-34
    Dectomax 5 mg/ml Pour-On Solution for Cattle contains doramectin and is indicated for treatment of gastrointestinal roundworms, lungworms, eyeworms, warbles, sucking and biting lice, mange mites and hornfly in cattle. Legal category: POM-VPS Dectomax 10 mg/ml Solution for Injection for Cattle and Sheep contains Doramectin and is indicated for treatment and control of gastrointestinal roundworms, lungworms, eyeworms, warbles, lice and mange mites in cattle. Legal category: POM-VPS Flypor 4% w/v Pour On Solution for Cattle contains permethrin and is indicated for the control of flies (particularly biting flies and horn-flies) and lice (including sucking and biting lice) and for the treatment of sarcoptic and chorioptic mange of cattle. POM-VPS Information regarding the side effects, precautions, warnings and contra-indications can be found in product packaging and leaflets; further information can also be found in the Summary of Product Characteristics. Advice should be sought from the medicine prescriber prior to use. Dectomax, Flypor, Elanco and the diagonal bar logo are trademarks of Elanco or its affiliates. Use medicines responsibly (http://www.noah.co.uk/responsible). PM-UK-21-0236