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Privermectin Drench for Sheep

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Privermectin Drench for Sheep

This treatment applies to the following species:
Company: First Priority

Priority Care® 1


0.08% Solution


For the Treatment and Control of Worms and Bots of Sheep

For Animal Use Only • Keep Out of Reach of Children

Approved by FDA under ANADA # ANADA 200-327

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


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Privermectin® 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 lbs body weight.

Privermectin Drench for Sheep Indications

Privermectin® 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

Privermectin® Drench for Sheep may be used in any standard drenching equipment or in any equipment which provides a consistent dose volume. Privermectin® 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.

Do not underdose. Ensure each animal receives a complete dose based on a current body weight. Underdosing may result in ineffective treatment, and encourage the development of parasite resistance.

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

The Safety Data Sheet (SDS) contains more detailed occupational safety information. To report adverse effects in users, to obtain an SDS, or for assistance call 1-800-650-4899.


Privermectin® (ivermectin) Drench for Sheep has been formulated 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.

OTHER WARNINGS: Parasite resistance may develop to any dewormer, and has been reported for most classes of dewormers.

Treatment with a dewormer used in conjunction with parasite management practices appropriate to the geographic area and the animal(s) to be treated may slow the development of parasite resistance.

Fecal examinations or other diagnostic tests and parasite management history should be used to determine if the product is appropriate for the herd/flock, prior to the use of any dewormer. Following the use of any dewormer, effectiveness of treatment should be monitored (for example, with the use of a fecal egg count reduction test or another appropriate method).

A decrease in a drug’s effectiveness over time as calculated by fecal egg count reduction tests may indicate the development of resistance to the dewormer administered. Your parasite management plan should be adjusted accordingly based on regular monitoring.

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.

Priority Care and Privermectin are registered trademarks of First Priority, Inc.

Made in U.S.A.

Manufactured By:

FIRST PRIORITY, INC., Elgin, IL 60123 U.S.A.

Net Contents:


Reorder No.


8 fl oz (240 mL) • 20-100 lb Doses



Rev. 02-20

32.46 fl oz (1 qt 0.46 fl oz) 960 mL • 83-100 lb Doses



Rev. 02-20

CPN: 1139086.7

1590 TODD FARM DRIVE, ELGIN, IL, 60123-1146
Telephone:   847-289-1600
Order Desk:   800-650-4899
Fax:   847-289-1223
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