Dectomax™ Pour On

Dectomax Pour On for cattle

Dectomax™ Pour On

Dectomax™ Pour On delivers broad spectrum parasite control in cattle. Containing doramectin, it controls gastrointestinal roundworms, lungworms, eyeworms, warbles, sucking and biting lice, mange mites and hornfly in cattle. Dectomax can be used strategically at both housing and turnout, to manage parasite burdens and improve animal productivity and growth rates of youngstock.

Key features

  • Treat adults for mange mites & lice at housing at turnout and 8 weeks later
  • For worms, mange mites & lice in housed youngstock
  • Treat for worms at turnout, especially youngstock

Packs available

Dectomax Pour On is available in the following bottle sizes: 1L, 2.5L, 5L

Dectomax Pour On Product Information

Target activity of Dectomax Pour On

Dectomax Pour On targets infections due to gastrointestinal roundworms, lungworms, eyeworms, warbles, sucking and biting lice, mange mites and hornflies.

  • Gastrointestinal roundworms (adults and fourth stage larvae)
  • Ostertagia ostertagi (inc. inhibited larvae)
  • O. lyrata (adults)
  • Haemonchus placei
  • Trichostrongylus axei
  • T. colubriformis
  • Cooperia oncophora
  • C. punctata (adults)
  • C. surnabada (adults) (syn. mcmasteri)
  • Bunostomum phlebotomum (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

Biting lice

  • Damalinia (Bovicola) bovis

Sucking lice

  • Haematopinus eurystemus
  • Linognathus vituli
  • Solenopotes capillatus

Mange mites

  • Psoroptes bovis
  • Sarcoptes scabiei
  • Chorioptes bovis

Horn fly

  • Haematobia irritans

Special precautions for use in animals

Avermectins may not be well tolerated in all non-target species. Cases of intolerance with fatal outcome are reported in dogs, especially Collies, Old English Sheepdogs and related breeds or crosses, and also in turtles/tortoises. Care should be taken to avoid ingestion of spilled product or access to containers by these other species.

To avoid secondary reactions due to death of Hypoderma larvae in the oesophagus or the spine, it is recommended to administer Dectomax Pour On at the end of the period of warble fly activity and before the larvae reach their resting sites. Consult your vet on the correct timing of treatment

Special precautions to be taken by the person administering Dectomax Pour On to animals.

Dectomax Pour On may be irritating to human skin and eyes, and users should be careful not to apply it to themselves or to other persons. Operators should wear rubber gloves and boots with a waterproof coat when applying the product. Protective clothing should be washed after use. If accidental skin contact occurs, wash the affected area immediately with soap and water. If accidental eye exposure occurs, flush the eyes immediately with water and get medical attention.

Do not eat, drink or smoke whilst handling the product. Wash hands and exposed skin after use.

Dectomax Pour On is highly flammable – keep away from heat, sparks, open flame or other sources of ignition. 

Other precautions

Doramectin is very toxic to dung fauna and aquatic organisms and may accumulate in sediments. The risks to aquatic organisms and dung fauna can be reduced by avoiding too frequent and repeated use of doramectin (and products of the same anthelmintic class) in cattle.

The risk to aquatic ecosystems will be reduced by keeping treated cattle away from water bodies for two to five weeks after treatment.