Rycoben™ SC

Rycoben SC 1-BZ white drench wormer for sheep treats nematodirus

Rycoben™ SC

Rycoben is broad spectrum worm and fluke oral suspension for sheep. It is a group 1 white wormer (or benzimidazole) containing ricobendazole and is effective against roundworms (including Nematodirus battus), tapeworms, lungworms and liver fluke. It is the only white drench licensed as an aid in the prevention of cobalt and selenium deficiency.

Key Features

  • Controls major parasitic roundworms, tapeworms, lungworms and liver fluke
  • Aids in the prevention of cobalt and selenium deficiency
  • Short meat withdrawal of 3 days

Packs available

Rycoben™ SC is available in the following bottle sizes: 0.8L ; 2.2L ; 5L

Rycoben Product Information

Target activity of Rycoben

Rycoben controls a broad spectrum of major gastrointestinal roundworms, tapeworms, lungworms and adult liver fluke in sheep, and treats chronic fascioliasis.

Gastrointestinal roundworms (adult and immature):

Bunostomum, Chabertia spp, Cooperia spp, Haemonchus contortus, Nematodirus spp including N.battus, Oesophagostomum spp, Teledorsagia spp, Strongyloides spp and Trichostrongylus spp. Ovicidal to roundworm eggs.

Tapeworms (including heads and segments): Moniezia spp

Lungworms (adult and immature): Dictyocaulus filaria

Liver fluke (adult): Fasciola hepatica

Aids in the prevention of cobalt and selenium deficiency. 

Special precautions for use in animals

Care should be taken to avoid the following practices because they increase the risk of development of resistance and could ultimately result in ineffective therapy:

Too frequent and repeated use of anthelmintics from the same class, over an extended period of time.

Underdosing which may be due to underestimation of bodyweight, misadministration of the product or lack of calibration of the dosing device (if any).

Suspected clinical cases of resistance to anthelmintics should be further investigation using appropriate tests (eg Faecal Egg Count reduction test). Where the results of the test(s) strongly suggest resistance to a particular anthelmintic, an anthelmintic belonging to another pharmacological class and having a different mode of action should be used.

Resistance to benzimidazoles has been reported in Teladorsagia, Haemonchus, Cooperia and Trichostrongylus species in small ruminants. Therefore, the use of this product should be used upon local (regional, farm) epidemiological information about susceptibility of nematodes and recommendations on how to limit further selection for resistance to anthelmintics 

Special precautions for use in animals

Rycoben should only be used in areas known to be deficient in cobalt and selenium. Do not administer other cobalt and selenium supplements concurrently unless specifically advised by your vet. If in doubt, consult a veterinary surgeon.

Not to be diluted. 

Special precautions to be taken by the person administering Rycoben to sheep

Avoid direct contact with Rycoben. Wash hands after use. In case of accidental eye exposure, flush copiously with water for at least 15 minutes, holding the eye open, and seek medical attention. In the event of accidental skin exposure, wash the affected area with soap and water. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.