New formula treats long wool for long term
THE Avenge pour-on lousicide for sheep now also protects against blowfly strike in long wool.
Avenge, containing imidacloprid, is the market leading sheep lousicide pour-on in Australia.
Now when used as directed Avenge pledges also to give producers up to 14 weeks protection against blowfly strike.
The lousicide should be applied six weeks to eight months after shearing or up to 10 weeks when applied off-shears.
“This is an exciting development for the fly prevention market as it has been a long while since a new active has become available to prevent flystrike on both long wool and off-shears” said Domenic Dell’Osa, technical services veterinarian with Bayer Animal Health which manufactures Avenge.
Dr Dell’Osa were cautious said farmers of resistance emerging with a broad range of parasites on farm and having a new alternative was expected to be welcomed by producers to address this concern.
He said there was no known resistance with Avenge and as it now offered long lasting protection against flystrike, farmers could eliminate double handling through the convenience of one dual-action product.
Dr Dell’Osa said the new flystrike claim relating to long wool had been comprehensively trialled with outstanding results.
“The product’s efficacy has been confirmed in an extensive trial program on working properties throughout Australia,” Dr Dell’Osa said.
“The field trials demonstrated outstanding prevention of flystrike when compared against current actives in the market.”
Studies were conducted in various regions around Australia and included pen studies with artificial larval implants placed directly on to the fleece and field studies with natural fly exposure.
In these studies Avenge was compared to sheep treated with a well-known blowfly preventative, dicyclanil.
Veronica Smith, clinical studies manager with Bayer Animal Health, said the results demonstrated not only a highly effective prevention of flystrike, but also the knockdown of blowfly maggots.
“The product was easy to apply with a new customised fly nozzle to ensure a high volume treatment in long wool.”
Avenge is available through accredited Bayer agents. For details visit www.farmadvisor. com.au or call 1800 678 368. DUAL PURPOSE: Avenge lousicide is now also proven against flystrike.