World’s first dual active cattle drench
Cydectin® Platinum dual active LV pour-on for cattle from Virbac – world first development for Australia
Australian cattle producers require more than just highly effective Animal Health products. They need reliability, trust and peace-of-mind that the products they choose work the way they’re intended. They need healthier, more productive cattle as well as safer pastures. Most are strapped for time and need to be ready to move when the market does. But most importantly, they need products that are safe to use and are well tolerated by their animals.
The next generation has arrived
Cydectin® Platinum is the world’s first dual active cattle drench containing moxidectin and levamisole that ticks the boxes for Australian cattle producers. Virbac’s latest addition to the Cydectin® franchise, Cydectin® Platinum, offers the potency and the persistency of Moxidectin as well as the broad spectrum activity of dual actives. It delivers reduced pasture contamination for 21-35 days, a short meat WHP and ESI and is non-irritant, all in the convenience of a low volume pour-on1
The most recently trialled cattle drench in Australia
Cydectin® Platinum is the most recently developed and trialled drench to hit the Australian market. It has been rigorously tested in registration trials around Australia against current worm strains from key cattle regions.
You can be confident in recommending Cydectin® Platinum as a product that will perform under current Australian field conditions.
|Product||Registered*||Age of product|
|Ivomec® Pour-on||1994||26 years|
|Cydectin® Pour-on||1996||24 years|
|Dectomax® Pour-on||1997||23 years|
|Eprinex® Pour-on||1998||22 years|
|Eclipse® Pour-on||2011||9 years|
Innovation to the core
INNOVATIVE DMI-SorbTM Technology provides a pour-on that stays-on. Although it’s the first veterinary use of its kind in Australia, DMI (dimethyl isorbide) is well known and widely used in the human cosmetic industry. DMI-Sorb™ keeps the product concentrated to the areas where it is applied, with less run-off or spread, it enhances absorption of the actives into the body and reduces absorption variability between animals. Cydectin® Platinum is rainfast and does not cause irritation to the skin or damage the hide when used as directed.
What the experts say about productivity and efficacy
Leaving worms behind in cattle can lead to significant productivity losses. A number of studies have shown that the use of dual active drenches against resistant worms increased productivity compared to popular single active endectocide drenches.23 To protect productivity, producers should always use a drench with the highest efficacy.
The research behind dual actives and ‘combination theory’ support the use of Cydectin® Platinum as the choice for all treatment points.4 Cydectin® Platinum should be used wherever a single active drench (including Cydectin Pour-on) is currently used.
Switching to a dual active cattle drench has never been easier
Farmers can now move to a combination drench to improve worm control, delay resistance AND keep the benefits they’ve come to expect – potency, persistency, short WHPs with no known impact on dung beetles.
Cydectin® Platinum is proudly Australian made at Virbac’s manufacturing facility at Penrith, NSW and supports Australian jobs.
For more information visit the Virbac website or call 1800 242 100.
1 Refer to registered label
2 Canton et., al. (2019) Impact on beef cattle productivity of infection with anthelmintic-resistant nematodes, New Zealand Veterinary Journal, 68:3, 187-192.
3 Fazzio et., al, (2014). The effect of anthelmintic resistance on the productivity in feedlot cattle. Veterinary Parasitology, 206.
4 Kaplan (2020) Biology, Epidemiology, Diagnosis,and Management of Anthelmintic Resistance in Gastrointestinal Nematodes of Livestock,Veterinary Clinics of North America Food Practice, Vol 36, Issue 1 17-30 5Leathwick and Besier (2014), The management of anthelmintic resistance in grazing ruminants in Australasia – strategies and experiences. Veterinary Parasitology, 204(1):44-54
Article written by Virbac for the Autumn edition of Seasons Magazine.
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