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IVOMEC Drench for Sheep

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IVOMEC Drench for Sheep

This treatment applies to the following species:
Company: Merial


0.08% Solution


For the Treatment and Control of Worms and Bots of Sheep

NADA 131-392, Approved by the FDA

Consult your veterinarian for assistance in the diagnosis, treatment, and control of parasitism.


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: IVOMEC Drench for Sheep is a ready-to-use, free-flowing solution of ivermectin. It is formulated to deliver the recommended dose rate of 0.2 mg ivermectin per 1 kg body weight given orally at a volume of 3.0 mL per 26 lb body weight.

IVOMEC Drench for Sheep Indications

IVOMEC Drench for Sheep provides treatment and control of adult and fourth-stage larvae of the following parasites: Gastrointestinal Roundworms - Haemonchus contortus, Ostertagia circumcincta, Trichostrongylus axei, T. colubriformis, Cooperia curticei, Nematodirus spathiger, N. battus, and Oesophagostomum columbianum; Lungworms - Dictyocaulus filaria; and all the larval stages of Nasal Bot - Oestrus ovis. It also provides treatment and control of adult forms only of the following Gastrointestinal Roundworms - Haemonchus placei, Cooperia oncophora, Strongyloides papillosus, Oesophagostomum venulosum, Trichuris ovis, and Chabertia ovina.

Dosage and Administration

IVOMEC Drench for Sheep may be used in any standard drenching equipment or in any equipment which provides a consistent dose volume. IVOMEC Drench for Sheep is administered orally at a dose of 3.0 mL (2.4 mg ivermectin) per 26 lb body weight or 200 mcg ivermectin per kilogram of body weight.

Coughing may be observed in some animals during and for several minutes following drenching.

RESIDUE WARNING: Do not treat sheep within 11 days of slaughter.

The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) contains more detailed occupational safety information. To report adverse effects in users, to obtain an MSDS, or for assistance call 1-888-637-4251.


IVOMEC Drench for Sheep has been formulated specifically for use in sheep only. This product should not be used in other animal species as severe adverse reactions, including fatalities in dogs, may result.

Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children.

Refrain from smoking and eating when handling. Avoid contact with eyes. Immediately wash hands and any spills on the skin with plenty of soap and water following use.

Restricted Drug (California) - Use only as directed.

Environmental Safety: Studies indicate that when ivermectin comes in contact with the soil, it readily and tightly binds to the soil and becomes inactive over time. Free ivermectin may adversely affect fish and certain water-borne organisms on which they feed. Do not permit water runoff from feedlots to enter lakes, streams or ground water. Do not contaminate water by direct application or by the improper disposal of drug containers. Spills should be contained and soaked up with absorbent towels or into loose soil. Gloves should be worn to prevent skin exposure. All the collected materials (contaminated towels and soil), as well as all empty drug containers should be placed in an impervious film (plastic) bag and disposed of by incineration or in an approved landfill.

STORAGE INFORMATION: Store at 68° - 77° F (20° - 25° C). Excursions between 59° - 86° F (15° - 30° C) are permitted.

®IVOMEC and Sheep Head Logo are registered trademarks of Merial.

©2016 Merial. All rights reserved.

Marketed by: Merial, Inc., Duluth, GA 30096, U.S.A.

Made in New Zealand





1 liter (1.06 qt) 33.9 fl oz

86-100 lb Doses



Rev. 02/2010


Rev. 5/2016

5 L (169 fl oz)

433-100 lb Doses



Rev. 02/2010


Rev. 5/2016

CPN: 1111039.5

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