Alpheus Safety

Alpheus Anti-parasitic capsule has been shown to be safe even if mistakenly double dosed to 120kg calves.

To maintain safety of treatment and to control and prevent infection by susceptible parasites for +/- 125 days, the recommended weight range of cattle at dosing is 120-300kg.

The risk of under or overdosing is minimal when label recommendations are adhered to.

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Withholding periods

  • Meat – Cattle producing meat or offal for human consumption must not be sold for slaughter either during treatment or within 180 days of the last treatment.
  • Milk – Milk intended for sale for human consumption must be discarded during treatment
    and for not less than 180 days following the last treatment.

Safety standards

Alpheus anti-parasitc capsules are approved pursuant to the HSNO Act 1996, approval code HSR100758, and registered pursuant to the ACVM Act 1997, No A11121.

See www.epa.govt.nz for approval controls and www.foodsafety.govt.nz for registration conditions.

Cattle Safety

Safety trials

During the capsule’s safety trials cattle were overdosed. Three groups of animals weighing  145-165kg were treated:

  • Group one: 5 animals, no treatment
  • Group two: 5 animals, one Abamectin capsule and two primer tablets
  • Group three: 10 animals, two Abamectin capsules and four primer tablets

All animals were monitored hourly on day 1, daily on days 3, 5, 7 and weekly to day 119. Clinical assessment included heart rate, tempreature, weight, haematology and biochemistry.

No abnormal clinical or behavioural symptoms were observed over the entire period.

Caution: Fatal interactions may occur between Levamisole and organophosphate dips.

Using Alpheus

Using Alpheus

Alpheus Anti-Parasitic Capsules is a once a year preventative treatment for parasites in R1 cattle.

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125 days’ cover

Alpheus anti-parasitic capsules protect cattle for +/- 125 days from a wide range of endoparasites and ectoparasites.

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Alpheus Safety

Alpheus Anti-parasitic capsule has been shown to be safe even if mistakenly double dosed to 120kg calves.

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