Noromectin Injection for Cattle and Pigs (AUS)
NOROMECTIN Injection for Cattle and Pigs is available in a
500 mL pack size.
NOROMECTIN Injection for Cattle and Pigs is a solution for
subcutaneous administration containing 1% w/v
ivermectin. It is to be used to control gastrointestinal
nematodes, lungworms, eyeworms, ticks, mites and lice of
beef, non-lactating dairy cattle and pigs.
NOROMECTIN Injection for Cattle and Pigs is a ready to use,
sterile solution, packaged in high-density, polyethylene
containers. The active constituent, ivermectin and other
avermectins belong to a group of compounds known as
macrocyclic lactones, which are fermentation products
produced by Streptomyces avermitilis. Ivermectin is active in
single low doses.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Restraint: DO NOT USE in lactating cows or within 28
days of calving where milk or milk products may be
used for human consumption.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION:
NOROMECTIN Antiparasitic Injection for Cattle and Pigs is
to be given by subcutaneous injection only.
Dose the mob according to the heaviest animal by
liveweight in each group (cows, bulls, calves, heifers etc).
Do not under dose. A representative sample of cattle
should be weighed before treatment either with scales or
with a weighband. The recommended dose is 1 mL per 50
kg bodyweight (200 μg ivermectin / kg bodyweight) by
subcutaneous injection. Where there is a large variation in
size within the group, draft into two or more lines based on
bodyweight to avoid excessive overdosing.
Dose animals according to the heaviest animal by
liveweight in each group (sows, gilts, boars, etc). Do not
underdose. Pigs should be weighed. In young pigs,
especially those below 16 kg, dosing accurately is
important. The recommended dose is 1 mL per 33 kg
bodyweight (300 μg ivermectin/kg bodyweight) by
subcutaneous injection in the neck. Do not use
intravenously or intramuscularly.
NOT TO BE USED FOR ANY PURPOSE, OR IN ANY
MANNER, CONTRARY TO THIS LABEL UNLESS
AUTHORISED UNDER APPROPRIATE LEGISLATION
Dosage & Administration
For the treatment and control of ivermectin sensitive
parasites of cattle and pigs.
Gastrointestinal nematodes: Adult and immature –
Ostertagia ostertagi (including third and fourth stage larvae
and inhibited immatures) O. lyrata, Haemonchus placei
(including third and fourth stage larvae), Trichostrongylus
axei, T. colubriformis, Cooperia spp (including third and
fourth stage larvae), Bunostomum phlebotomum (including
third and fourth stage larvae), Oesophagostomum radiatum
(including third and fourth stage larvae) and adults of
Nematodirus spathiger, N. helvetianus, Strongyloides
papillosus, Toxocara vitulorum and Trichuris spp.
Lungworms: (adult and immature) Dictyocaulus viviparus
(including inhibited stages).
Eyeworms: (adult) Thelazia spp.
Screw Worm Fly: parasitic larval stages of Chrysomya
bezziana (not reported in Australia but present in
Sucking Lice: Linognathus vituli, Haematopinus eurysternus
and Solenopotes capillatus. Does not provide full control of
the cattle biting louse Bovicola bovis.
Mites: Sarcoptes scabiei var bovis.
Cattle Tick: Boophilus microplus including organophosphate,
synthetic pyrethroid and amidine resistant strains.
Maximum ecacy is reached 4-5 days after treatment.
NOROMECTIN Injection for Cattle and Pigs should be
alternated with dips or pour-ons when the program
requires repeat treatment. Do not re-treat with
NOROMECTIN Injection for Cattle and Pigs in less than the
meat withholding period of 42 days.
NOROMECTIN Injection for Cattle and Pigs, at the
recommended dose rate, eectively controls infections with
Ostertagia spp and Cooperia spp acquired up to 7 days after
treatment, and Dictyocaulus viviparus and Chrysomya
bezziana acquired up to 14 days after treatment. When used
as directed, NOROMECTIN Injection for Cattle and Pigs
concurrently aids in the control of Chorioptes bovis (mite).
Gastrointestinal nematodes: Adults and fourth-stage larvae
of Ascaris suum, Hyostrongylus rubidus, Oesophagostomum
spp (Nodule worm) and adults of Strongyloides ransomi*
(Intestinal threadworm) and Trichuris suis.
Kidney worms: Adults and fourth-stage larvae of
Lungworms: Adult Metastrongylus spp
Lice: Haematopinus suis
Mites: Sarcoptes scabiei var suis
*NOROMECTIN Antiparasitic Injection for Cattle and Pigs,
given to pregnant sows 7 to 14 days before farrowing
eectively controls transmission via the milk of
Strongyloides ransomi to piglets.
MEAT: DO NOT USE less than 28 days (pigs) 42 days
(cattle) before slaughter for human consumption.
MILK: DO NOT USE in lactating cows or within 28 days
of calving where milk or milk products may be used
for human consumption.
EXPORT SLAUGHTER INTERVAL (cattle): DO NOT
slaughter cattle for export less than 42 days after
EXPORT SLAUGHTER INTERVAL (pigs): DO NOT
slaughter pigs for export less than 35 days after nal
Note to User: A low incidence of soft tissue swelling at the
injection site has been observed. These reactions have
disappeared without treatment.
Caution: avoid carcass damage
1. Sterilise all injection apparatus by boiling (or equivalent)
before use. Avoid use of strong disinfectants on
2. Maintain cleanliness at all times.
3. Keep needles sharp and clean. Replace frequently.
4. Use shortest needle possible, certainly not exceeding
5. As far as possible avoid injection of animals during wet
weather or under dusty conditions.
6. This product must be injected only under the skin.
7. If possible inject high on the neck, behind the ear.
For detailed advice on a program of parasite control you
should consult your veterinarian.
Dispose of empty container by wrapping with paper and
putting in garbage. Discarded needles/sharps should
immediately be placed in a designated and appropriately
labelled ‘sharps’ container.
Consult a veterinarian for a parasite control program
appropriate to individual piggery management. The
following general principles will apply:
BREEDING ANIMALS – PIGS:
At the time of initiating any parasite control program, it is
important to treat all animals in the herd. After the initial
treatment, use NOROMECTIN regularly as follows:
Treat prior to farrowing, preferably 7-14 days to minimise
infection of piglets.
Treat 7-14 days prior to breeding.
Treat 7-14 days prior to farrowing.
Treat at least 2 times per year.
Frequency of and need for treatments are dependent upon
FEEDER CATTLE AND PIGS (FINISHERS):
All cattle or pigs received for nishing should be treated
before placement in clean quarters. Pigs exposed to soil
may need re-treatment if reinfection occurs.
Safety to Cattle and Pigs: Studies have demonstrated a
wide safety margin. Pregnant and breeding cattle and pigs
may be safely treated provided normal care is taken in
Poisonous if swallowed. Avoid contact with eyes, skin and
If poisoning occurs contact a doctor or Poisons Information
Centre (Phone Australia 13 11 26).
PROTECTION OF WILDLIFE, FISH, CRUSTACEANS AND
Ivermectin is extremely toxic to aquatic species. Do not
contaminate dams, rivers, streams or other waterways with
the chemical or used container.
Store below 30°C (Room temperature) away from light.
Once broached, the product must be used within 6