Product Company Chemical name Parasites Covered Use Trace elements Meat Withdrawal Period (days) Albacert Downland Albendazole Roundworm, Lungworm, Tapeworm, Liver Fluke (adult only) Oral Co; Se 5 Albex 10% Chanelle AH Albendazole Roundworm, Lungworm, Tapeworm, Liver Fluke (adult only) Oral 5 Albex SC 2.5% Chanelle AH Albendazole Roundworm, Lungworm, Tapeworm, Liver Fluke (adult only) Oral Co; Se 5 Endospec SC 10% Bimeda Albendazole Roundworm, Lungworm, Tapeworm, Liver Fluke (adult only) Oral Co; Se 4 Endospec SC 2.5% Bimeda Albendazole Roundworm, Lungworm, Tapeworm, Liver Fluke (adult only) Oral Co; Se 4 Panacur 10% MSD AH Fenbendazole Roundworm, Lungworm, Tapeworm Oral 15 Rycoben SC Elanco AH Ricobendazole Roundworm, Lungworm, Tapeworm, Liver Fluke (adult only) Oral Co; Se 3 Zerofen 10% Chanelle AH Fenbendazole Roundworm, Lungworm, Tapeworm Oral 21 Zerofen 2.5% Chanelle AH Fenbendazole Roundworm, Lungworm, Tapeworm Oral 21 GROUP 1 – WHITE 1-BZ Product Company Chemical name Parasites Covered Use Meat Withdrawal Period (days) Bimectin Bimeda Ivermectin Roundworm, Lungworm, Nasal bots Injection S/C 42 Cydectin 0.1% Drench Zoetis Moxidectin Roundworm, Lungworm Oral drench 14 Cydectin 1% injection Zoetis Moxidectin Roundworm, Lungworm, Sheep Scab, Nasal bots Injection S/C 70 Cydectin 2% LA Injection (20mg/ml) Zoetis Moxidectin Roundworm, Lungworm, Sheep Scab, Nasal bots Injection S/C (base of ear) 104 Dectomax Elanco AH Doramectin Roundworm, Lungworm, Sheep Scab, Nasal bots Injection I/M 70 Noromectin Drench Norbrook Labs Ivermectin Roundworm, Lungworm, Nasal bots Oral drench 14 Noromectin injection Norbrook Labs Ivermectin Roundworm, Lungworm, Sheep Scab, Nasal bots Injection S/C 42 Oramec Merial AH Ivermectin Roundworm, Lungworm, Nasal bots Oral drench 6 Premadex Drench Downland Ivermectin Roundworms, Lung worm, Nasal bots Oral drench 14 Premadex 1% Downland Ivermectin Roundworm, Lungworm, Sheep Scab, Nasal bots Injection S/C 42 Zermex 0.1% Drench Downland Moxidectin Roundworm, Lungworm Oral 14 Zermex 1% injection Downland Moxidectin Roundworm, Lungworm, Sheep Scab, Nasal bots Injection S/C 70 Zermex 2% LA injection (20mg/ml) Downland Moxidectin Roundworm, Lungworm, Sheep Scab, Nasal bots Injection S/C (base of ear) 104 GROUP 3 – CLEAR 3-ML Product Company Chemical name Parasites Covered Use Meat Withdrawal Period (days) Zolvix Elanco AM Monepantel Roundworms Oral 7 GROUP 4 – ORANGE 4-AD Product Company Chemical name Parasites Covered Use Meat Withdrawal Period (days) StarTect Dual Active Zoetis Derquantel Abamectin Roundworms, Lungworms Oral 14 GROUP 5 – PURPLE DERQUANTEL MULTI-ACTIVES (not available as a single active) 5-SI Product Company Chemical name Parasites Covered Use Trace elements Meat Withdrawal Period (days) Chanaverm 7.5% Chanelle AH Levamisole Roundworm, Lungworm Oral 20 Levacide injection Norbrook Labs Levamisole Roundworm, Lungworm Injection 15 Levacide low vol Norbrook Labs Levamisole Roundworm, Lungworm Oral 21 Levacur SC 3% MSD AH Levamisole Roundworm, Lungworm Oral Co; Se 20 Levamisole injection Downland Levamisole Roundworm, Lungworm Injection 15 GROUP 2 – YELLOW 2-LV Parasite control: Internal Tables taken from the SCOPS data sheet available on the SCOPS website – www.scops.org.uk Please contact customer services: e: livestock@agrii.co.uk t: 0845 6073322 Please contact customer services: e: livestock@agrii.co.uk t: 0845 6073322 17 LIVESTOCK HEALTH & NUTRITION 16 LIVESTOCK HEALTH & NUTRITION Bleed line Incoming sheep? Make sure your farm is protected ZOLVIX 25 mg/ml oral solution for sheep. Active ingredient monepantel. Legal category POM-VPS in the UK. Information regarding the side effects, precautions, warnings and contra-indications can be found in product packaging and leaflet; further information can be found in the Summary of Product Characteristics or by contacting Elanco Animal Health on +44(0)1256 353131 or write to Elanco Animal Health (the animal health division of Eli Lilly and Company Limited), Lilly House, Priestley Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 9NL. Use medicines responsibly (www.noah.co.uk/responsible). Advice on the use of this or alternative medicine must be sought from the medicine provider. Elanco™, Zolvix® and the Diagonal Bar™ are registered trademarks owned by or licensed to Eli Lilly and Company, its affiliates or subsidiaries. UKSHPZOL00078. ©2017 Eli Lilly and Company. rdp20431 References: †. Wales Against Anthelmintic Resistance Development (WAARD) Final Report 2015 C hoosing the right product and getting the most from it are key factors not only in the fight against anthelmintic resistance but also in ensuring optimum sheep performance. Matt Blyth, flock manager at Didling Farms in West Sussex, says careful choice of wormer for incoming stock at quarantine is essential to avoid bringing in resistant worms that could negatively impact flock productivity. “We try to minimise the number of bought in stock, but there are times when it is necessary, so getting your quarantine process right is essential to protect your farm particularly against bringing in wormer resistance.” “I think a lot of farmers overestimate how effective certain actives and treatments can be, when in reality resistance to the white, clear and yellow wormer groups have reached high levels throughout the UK and NI† . This year, all sheep coming on to our farm will be treated with Zolvix the Group 4 orange wormer, as incorporating the newer actives as strategic doses it’s possible to safeguard the future of worm control on your farm.” Having seen the benefits of proper risk management, Matt urges more farmers to consider their options and seek additional advice. “There’s so much information on the subject that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and become complacent – maybe current performance is just ‘how it is’. In reality, even a small adjustment can make a big difference! My advice is to be mindful of your system and any potential risk areas. All it takes is one ineffective treatment. I recommend speaking to your SQP, sheep consultant, or vet to put together a plan that helps your flock achieve its full potential.” Matt Blyth, flock manager at Didling Farms it’s the only single active with no known resistance in the UK. They will also receive an injectable for scab on arrival and will then be housed for 48 hours, before being turned out onto dirty pasture.” “It is not too late to slow the development of anthelmintic resistance down on most farms. By acting now and