No Atgard? Now What?

For years we sold the Atgard brand parasiticide that was very popular for deworming show pigs. It has been on back order now for a number of months, and we don’t anticipate getting it back soon. So what are the other options?

Safe-Guard-5-132x140_tcm96-87116SafeGuard .5% alfalfa based pellets.

The active ingredient is Fenbendazole which is approved for:
Growing pigs, gilts, pregnant sows, and boars
For The Removal And Control Of: Lungworms
(Metastrongylus apri, Metastrongylus pudendotectus).
Gastrointestinal Worms
Adult and larvae (L3, L4 stages, liver, lung, intestinal forms) large roundworms (Ascaris suum); nodular worms (Oesophagostomum dentatum, O. quadrispinulatum); small stomach worms (Hyostrongylus rubidus); whipworms, adult and larvae (L2, L3, L4 stages – intestinal mucosal forms, (Trichuris suis)

Safeguard swine
Feeding rates from label information on Drugs.com

Link to complete label on Drugs.com

ivomecIvomec  injectable Ivermectin 1%

IVOMEC Injection is indicated for the effective treatment and control of the following harmful species of gastrointestinal roundworms, lungworms, lice, and mange mites in swine:
Gastrointestinal Roundworms
Large roundworm, Ascaris suum (adults and fourth-stage larvae)
Red stomach worm, Hyostrongylus rubidus (adults and fourth-stage larvae)
Nodular worm, Oesophagostomum spp. (adults and fourth-stage larvae)
Threadworm, Strongyloides ransomi (adults)
Somatic Roundworm Larvae
Threadworm, Strongyloides ransomi (somatic larvae)
Sows must be treated at least seven days before farrowing to prevent infection in piglets.
Lungworms
Metastrongylus spp. (adults)
Lice
Haematopinus suis
Mange Mites
Sarcoptes scabiei var. suis

Dosages on Label:

Swine: IVOMEC Injection should be given only by subcutaneous injection in the neck of swine at the recommended dose level of 300 mcg of ivermectin per kilogram (2.2 lb) of body weight. Each mL of IVOMEC contains 10 mg of ivermectin, sufficient to treat 75 lb of body weight.

Body Weight (lb)

Dose Volume (ml)

Growing Pigs 19 1/4
38 1/2
75 1
150 2
Breeding Animals(Sows, Gilts, and Boars) 225 3
300 4
375 5
450 6

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