Product Details - TAKTIC® 25% CATTLE DIP

Cattle

Product Class

Reg. No. G3242 Act 36/1947

INDICATION
Taktic® 25% Cattle Dip is indicated for the control of ticks, as well as to kill lice and mange mites on cattle.

COMPOSITION
Contains 250 gram Amitraz per litre

WARNINGS
DO NOT USE ON HORSES.
Do not slaughter animals for human consumption within 7 days of last dipping.
Milk from treated cows can be used for human consumption immediately after application.
Handle with care.
Keep out of reach of children, uninformed persons and animals.
In cases of poisoning call a doctor and make the label available to him.
The use of this product, when stabilized with lime, may lead to a slight bleaching effect giving rise to a red tinge of the hair-tips of black, and black and white cattle without any harmful effects.
Although this remedy has been extensively tested under a large variety of conditions, failure thereof may ensue as a result of a wide range of reasons. If this is suspected, notify the registration holder.

PRECAUTIONS
Protect product from extremes of heat and cold and from dampness.
Tightly reseal the container if all the contents have not been used.
Destroy empty containers.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE
USE ONLY AS DIRECTED
This product can be used for spraying of cattle (hand spraying or spray races), or in a plunge tank stabilized with hydrated lime [Ca(OH)2] or slaked lime.
Taktic® 25% Cattle Dip should not be mixed with any other dip.
When used as a spray, dipwash must be freshly prepared for each spraying.

Mixing Instructions as a Spray
i) Premix the required amount of Taktic® 25% Cattle Dip with water in a suitable container.
ii) When well mixed, add to the measured bulk water in the spray sump and stir thoroughly.
iii) Use at the rate of 1 part Taktic® 25% Cattle Dip to 1000 parts water as tabulated.

Taktic® 25% Cattle Dip

Water

1 Lt

100 ml

1 000 Lt

100 Lt



Boost
It is recommended that not more than 500 head be sprayed in the spray race at one time, especially where fouling is a problem. If, however, this figure is exceeded, boosting at the rate of 100 mℓ per 100 head commencing at 500 head can be undertaken to maintain a satisfactory deposit of active ingredient, especially where tick-borne diseases are a problem.

Mixing instructions as a Total Replenishment Plunge Tank

Initial Fill
i) Use at a rate of 1 part Taktic® 25% Cattle Dip to 5 000 parts of water.
ii) Premix the required amount of Taktic® 25% Cattle Dip with water in suitable containers and then when well mixed, add to the measured bulk in the plunge tank and stir thoroughly.

Replenishment during dipping
i) Use at a rate of 1 part Taktic® 25% Cattle Dip to 2 500 parts of water.

Mixing instructions as a Stabilized Plunge Tank

Initial Fill
i) Use at a rate of 1 part Taktic® 25% Cattle Dip to 1 000 parts of water.
ii) Premix the required amount of Taktic® 25% Cattle Dip with water in suitable containers and then when well mixed, add to the measured bulk in the plunge tank and stir thoroughly.

For example, a 15 000 Lt plunge tank will require 15 litres of Taktic® 25% Cattle Dip. These 15 litres should be mixed with about 40 litres of water and this added to the plunge tank at differing points along the tank and then the whole volume of water must be well hand stirred. When well mixed, a small group of cattle (about 30 adults) should be dipped to remix the tank and be brought back to be redipped, before the rest of the animals are dipped.
At the end of the first dipping add 5 x 25kg bags of hydrated lime [Ca(OH)2] or slaked lime to the 15 000 ℓ dip tank by sprinkling it along the length of the dip tank.

Replenishment of Plunge Tanks
i) Top up with water when necessary to provide a suitable dipwash level. Measure the volume added.
ii) Add Taktic® 25% Cattle Dip to the plunge tank at a rate of 2,0 litres dip per 1 000 litres of water added to the tank.
iii) At the end of dipping add about 10 kg of hydrated lime to plunge tank by sprinkling it along the length of the dip tank.

The following table is a guideline to requirements for initial filling and subsequent replenishment.

Initial filling Taktic® 25% Cattle Dip (Lt)

Volume of Water

Replenishment Rate

Taktic® 25% Cattle Dip (Lt) + Lime (kg)

10,0 plus 75 kg lime [Ca(OH)2]*

15,0 plus 125 kg lime [Ca(OH)2]*

20,0 plus 150 kg lime [Ca(OH)2]*

25,0 plus 150 kg lime [Ca(OH)2]*

10 000

15 000

20 000

25 000

2,0 Lt/1 000 Lt water + 6 kg *

2,0 Lt/1 000 Lt water + 10,0 kg *

2,0 Lt/1 000 Lt water + 12,0 kg *

2,0 Lt/1 000 Lt water + 15,0 kg *


* At the end of dipping – sprinkle along length of dip tank.

Frequency of Use

Intensive tick control
When used as directed at weekly intervals, it will provide intensive tick control. All animals should be treated and interruption of the program should be avoided, as they will then, if not vaccinated, be susceptible to various tick-borne diseases.

Extended Treatment Intervals
Under circumstances of low tick challenge, it may be used, at the user’s discretion, at intervals greater than seven days. In these circumstances, users are advised to make use of relevant vaccines to obtain optimal protection of their cattle against prevalent tick-borne diseases.

Mange - spray weekly.
Lice - spray twice with a seven-day interval.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS
Store in a cool dry place, below 25 ºC.

PRESENTATION
500 ml, 1 Lt, 5 Lt, and 20 Lt.


REGISTRATION HOLDER
Intervet S.A. (Pty) Ltd
Co. Reg. No. 1991/006580/07