Cydectin® (moxidectin) Pour-On

Cydectin® (moxidectin) Pour-On

The industry's #1 selling pour-on deworming brand contains the active ingredient moxidectin, which controls 33 parasite species and stages while remaining dung beetle and earthworm friendly.¹﹐²﹐³ Cattle parasites can cause a host of problems in cattle from reductions in milk production, reproductive performance and growth rate to increased disease susceptibility.⁴ This can occur even with subclinical infection when symptoms may not be noticeable. Researchers have estimated, without dewormers, cow-calf producers would sacrifice more than $165 per head in lost returns.⁵ Overall, for the entire beef production system, the impact of eliminating dewormers on break-even prices totaled $190 per head.⁵

Key Product Benefits: 

  • Cydectin is the only milbemycin cattle dewormer on the market. All other pour-on endectocide dewormers are part of the avermectin chemical group. 
  • Cydectin is dung beetle and earthworm friendly.²﹐³ Dung beetles provide an estimated $380 million of economic benefits annually in the U.S.⁶
  • Moxidectin, the active ingredient in Cydectin, is part of the milbemycin chemical group and has a unique molecular structure. This structure allows for wide distribution in the fat, enabling extended activity to kill key parasites and protect from reinfection.⁷
  • Cydectin Pour-On has a weatherproof formula, allowing for flexibility to treat without the worry of the dewormer washing away.
  • For the treatment of infections and infestations due to internal and external parasites of beef and dairy cattle.

Important Product Information

Learn more about how to properly administer, store and use Cydectin. See label for complete use guidelines, including all cautions and warnings. Always read, understand and follow the label and use directions.


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Cydectin Pour-On when applied at the recommended dosage is effective in the treatment of internal and external parasites. See product label for a full listing of parasites controlled. 

Cydectin Pour-On Dewormer Product Label

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Cydectin Pour-On Dewormer Product Information

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1 Elanco Animal Health. Data on File. 

2 Suarez, V., Lifschitz, A., Sallovitz, J., et al. 2009. “Effects of faecal residues of moxidectin and doramectin on the activity of arthropods in cattle dung.” ScienceDirect.72 1551-1558. 

3 Environmental Assessment. Cydectin® moxidectin 0.5% Pour-On for Cattle. Fort Dodge Animal Health, June 1997.

4 Smith, R., Rogers, K., Huse, S., et al. 2000. "Pasture deworming and (or) subsequent feedlot deworming with fenbendazole. Effects on grazing performance, feedlot performance and carcass traits of yearling steers." Bov Pract. 34(2):104-114. 

5 Lawrence, J., Ibarburu, M. 2007. "Economic analysis of pharmaceutical technologies in modern beef production." Proceedings, NCCC-134 Conference on Applied Commodity Price Analysis, Forecasting, and Market Risk Management; 10. 

6 Losey, J., Vaughan, M. 2006. "The economic value of ecological services provided by insects." BioScience. 56(4):311-323. 

Sallovitz, J., Lifschitz, A., Imperiale, F., Virkel, G., Lanusse, C. "A detailed assessment of the pattern of moxidectin tissue distribution after pour-on treatment in calves." Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2003;26(6):397–404.