Saturday, February 23, 2013

Alpaca Medicines & Dewormers

Here is a general guide for alpaca medications and dewormers:


Active IngredientStrengthDespenseDosageDurationTreats
De-worming:
Albon SuspensionSulfadimethoxine12.5% (125 mg / mL)Oral DrenchDay 1: 25 mg / lb.   Days 2-5: 12.5 mg / lb.5 days (For extreme cases, do another 5 days after a 5 day break)Coccidia
BaycoxToltrazuril50 mg / mLOral20 mg/kg1 DayCoccidia,  E. Mac (Eimeria Macusaniensis)
CoridAmprolium96 mg / mLOral10 mg / 2.2 lbs.5 DaysCoccidia
Cydectin Oral Sheep DrenchMoxidectin.1% (1 mg / mL)             or (5 mg / mL)Oral Drench1 mL / 11 lbs.                    (1 mL / 22lbs.)1 DayStrongyles (including Haemoncus)
DectomaxDoramectin10 mg / mLSQ (Subcutaneous)1 cc / 70 lbs.3-5 Days  (Prevention - monthly)Strongyles (including Haemoncus)
DroncitPraziquantel50 mg/tabletOral1.5 mg / lb.1 Day               Tapeworm (Whipworm and Nematodirus give 3 days.) (Tapeworm repeat in 10 days.)
Equimax PasteIvermectin and Praziquantel1.87% and 14.03%OralDial 2 times the body weight1 DayStrongyles, Tapeworms
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Medications
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Ivermectin1%SQ (Subcutaneous)1 cc / 70 lbs.Monthly / Quarterly/ Annually Meningeal protection
LevamisoleLevamisole Hydrochloride13.65% (136.5 mg/mL)Oral2 mL / 100 lbs.1 DayStrongyles
MarquisPonazuril150 mg / gOral20 mg/kg3 DaysE. Mac (Eimeria Macusaniensis)
PanacureFenbendazole100 mg / gOral20 mg / kg                       or 40 mg / kg1 Day (Strongyles)                   or 3-5 daysStrongyles (Nematodirus & Tapeworm - 2 x BW [20 mg/kg]. Whipworm-  4 x BW [40mg/kg].) (Whipworm and Nematodirus give 3-5 consecutive days.) 
Paravac(Herbs)Top Dress on Grain2 mL / 100 lbs.14 DaysCoccidia,  E. Mac (Eimeria Macusaniensis)
Quest Plus Gel Moxidectin / Praziquantel20 mg / mL                and 125 mg / mLOralDial body weight to nearest 50 lbs.1 DayStrongyles, Tapeworms
Safe-Guard Paste              (Not very effective in the SE)Fenbendazole10% (100 mg / g)Oral20 mg / kg                       or 40 mg / kg1 Day (Strongyles)                   or 3-5 daysStrongyles (Nematodirus & Tapeworm - 2 x BW [20 mg/kg]. Whipworm-  4 x BW [40mg/kg].) (Whipworm and Nematodirus give 3-5 consecutive days.) 
Safe-Guard SuspensionFenbendazole10% (100 mg /mL)Oral10 mL / 110 lbs.3- 5 DaysStrongyles
SMZ/TMP         (Sulfa Trim)Sulfamethoxazole / Trimethoprim 960 mg / tabletOral, BID1 Tablet / 50 lbs.Twice a Day for 5 DaysCoccidia (More gentle on the Cria/Juvi gut)
SMZ/TMP Suspension         (Sulfa Trim)Sulfamethoxazole / Trimethoprim 240 mg / mLOral, BID1 cc / 5 lbs.Twice a Day for 5 DaysCoccidia (super for crias)
SynanthicOxfendazole22% (220 mg/mL)         ( 9.06% 90.6 mg/mL)Oral4 mL / 100 lbs.          (8.5 mL / 100 lbs.)1-3 DaysLungworms,  Barberpole worms, Hookworms, Tapeworms (Including Haemoncus and Strongyles)
ValbazenAlbendazole113.6 mg/mLOral6 mL / 100 lbs.1-3 DaysStrongyles, Tapeworms (Whipworms and Nematodirus give 3 days.)