Product Details - TAKTIC® CATTLE SPRAY

CattleGoatsSheep

Product Class


FOR EXTERNAL AN MAL USE ONLY

Taktic® Cattle Spray
Reg. No.G2535 (Act 36/1947)
Namibia Reg. No. V02/18.3.4/781 NS0

INDICATIONS

  • For the control of ticks on cattle.
  • For the treatment and control of ticks on ostriches.
  • For the treatment and control of mange mites and lice on goats.
  • Kills lice and mange mites on cattle.
  • For the treatment and control of sheep scab mites (Psoroptes ovis), itch mites, sheep lice
  • (Bovicola ovis) and keds.

STORAGE
Store in a cool dry place.
Protect product from extreme heat and cold and from dampness.

HARMFUL

COMPOSITION
Contains: 12,5% m/v Amitraz

WARNINGS

Withdrawal periodMeatWool
Cattle7 days-
Sheep7 days60 days
Ostriches14 days-

 

  • Do not dip tired or thirsty animals.
  • Do not treat animals suffering from heat stress.
  • Do not use on horses.
  • Mild transient sedation may occur. Recovery is spontaneous.
  • KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN, UNINFORMED PERSONS AND ANIMALS.
  • 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, seek veterinary advice and notify the registration holder.

PRECAUTIONS

  • Wear rubber gloves, boots and a waterproof coat when mixing the dip and when handling animals that have just been treated.
  • Avoid contact with dip and wash immediately and thoroughly with soap and hot water after accidental contamination.
  • Wash all protective clothing thoroughly after use, especially the inside of gloves.
  • Tightly reseal the container if all the contents have not been used.
  • Destroy empty containers and unused dip as per local waste disposal regulations.

GUIDE TO DOCTOR
Amitraz is NOT an organophosphorous compound. If poisoning is suspected treatment should be symptomatic and supportive, paying particular attention to monitoring of respiratory and cardiac function. However, recovery is normally spontaneous. Do NOT use Atropine. Do NOT induce vomiting.

USE DURING PREGNANCY AND LACTATION
Studies reveal no adverse effects.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE - USE ONLY AS DIRECTED
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY
Taktic® Cattle Spray should not be mixed with any other dip.

Note:

  • Start with fresh dip at each day's dipping / spraying.
  • Empty plunge dips and sumps at completion of day's dipping and destroy as per local waste disposal regulations.

CATTLE

i)  Ticks
Application: Only for use by spraying (hand spraying or spray races).
Initial dilution rate: 1 ℓ Taktic® Cattle Spray per 500 ℓ water.   Pre-mix the required amount of Taktic® Cattle Spray with a suitable amount of water in a container. Once mixed thoroughly, add to the measured bulk water in the spray sump and stir thoroughly.
Replenishment: It is recommended that not more than 500 head of cattle be sprayed in the spray race at one time, especially where fouling is a problem. If however, this figure is exceeded, boosting at a rate of 100 mℓ of Taktic® Cattle Spray 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.
Intensive tick control is provided by use as directed at weekly intervals.
All animals should be treated and interruption of the programme should be avoided as they will then, if not vaccinated, be susceptible to various tick-borne diseases.
Under circumstances of low tick challenge, it may be used, at the user's discretion, at intervals greater than 7 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.

ii)  Mange
Application, initial dilution rate and replenishment:  See directions for use for ticks.
For effective control, spray weekly.

iii)  Lice
Application, initial dilution rate and replenishment: See directions for use for ticks.
Spray twice, with a 7 day interval.

SHEEP
Sheep scab mites
Note: When treating an outbreak of sheep scab mite it is essential that:

  • All sheep on farm are correctly treated and marked after treatment.
  • All animals must be checked 7 to 10 days after treatment and any animals not marked must be treated.
  • Sheep scab is a notifiable disease, contact the State Veterinarian.

Application: For plunge dips and continuous replenishment showers only
Initial dilution rate: 1 ℓ Taktic® Cattle Spray per 250 ℓ of water
Topping up: As this dip wash does strip, top up after dip or sump falls by 20% of the initial volume. Replenish at 1.5 ℓ Taktic® Cattle Spray per 250 ℓ of water added.
Dip the animal long enough to ensure that the animal is properly soaked and that it's head was submerged at least three times.
Only a once off treatment is necessary for the treatment of sheep scab mites.

SHEEP LICE, ITCH MITES AND KEDS
Note:

  • For effective control of lice in an infested flock, all sheep on the property must be treated.
  • Taktic® Cattle Spray can be used 60 days prior to shearing as it has a degradation time of 35 to 45 days after which wool residues will no longer be a concern.

Application: For plunge dips and continuous replenishment showers only
Initial dilution rate: 1 ℓ Taktic® Cattle Spray per 500 ℓ of water
Topping up: As this dip does strip, top up after dip or sump falls by 25% of the initial volume. Replenish at 1.5 ℓ Taktic® Cattle Spray per 500 ℓ of water added.
Two dippings, 14 days apart, are necessary for the treatment of lice on sheep, itch mites and keds.

Prevention of lumpy wool:
Add 1 kg zinc sulphate crystals to 400 ℓ dip wash.

OSTRICHES
Application: Spray formulation
Dilution rate: 1 part Taktic® Cattle Spray in 1 000 parts of water (see table).

 

Taktic® Cattle SprayWater
1 ℓ1 000 ℓ
5 ℓ5 000 ℓ

 

GOATS

i)  Goat mange mites
Application: For plunge dips and continuous replenishment shower
Initial dilution rate: 1 ℓ Taktic® Cattle Spray per 250 ℓ water
Topping up: As this dip wash does strip, top up after dip or sump falls by 20% of the initial volume. Replenish at 1.5 ℓ Taktic® Cattle Spray per 250 ℓ of water added.
Only a once off treatment is necessary for the treatment of goat mange mites.

ii)  Goat lice
Application: For plunge dips and continuous replenishment showers
Initial dilution rate: 1 Taktic® Cattle Spray per 500 ℓ water
Topping up: As this dip was does strip, top up after dip or sump falls by 25% of the initial volume. Replenish at 1.5 ℓ Taktic® Cattle Spray per 500 ℓ of water added.
Two dippings, 14 days apart, are necessary for the treatment of lice on goats.
For the eradication and control of Red Lice on goats, Taktic® Cattle Spray can be used simultaneously (in dip tank mixing) with Fleececare (G1743 Act 36/1947, Namibia V93/18.3.8/515 NS0) as a once-off treatment. The following dilution table must be used:


ProductChargingReplenishmentResidual action
Taktic Cattle Spray1 ℓ per 250 ℓ water1.5 ℓ per 250 ℓ water added} 42 days
Fleececare1 ℓ per 400 ℓ water1 ℓ per 400 ℓ water added


PRESENTATION
100 mℓ, 200 mℓ, 500 mℓ, 1 ℓ, 5 ℓ and 20 ℓ high density polyethylene containers.

MANUFACTURER
Plaaskem (Pty) Ltd.
14 – 20 Field Street,
Lilianton, Boksburg,
Gauteng, South Africa

REGISTRATION HOLDER
Intervet SA (Pty) Ltd.
20 Spartan Road, Spartan
1619, RSA
Tel: +27 (0) 11 923 9300
Fax: +27 (0) 11 392 3158
www.msd-animal-health.co.za

Zimbabwe Reg. No.: E 90/80.16.12/9247
Veterinary Classification: 801612
Distribution Category: V.M.G.D.