Using Alpheus

Alpheus is a once a year preventative treatment for parasites in R1 cattle. Using Alpheus along with a farmwide parasite management programme is your best line of defence.

Using Alpheus

Alpheus anti-parasitic capsule and primer are designed to be used over the autumn when the larval flush on pasture is at its peak and the parasite challenge is highest. Treatment could be anytime between late January and early March to ensure maximum protection through critical periods.

Recommendations for use

The Alpheus antiparasitic capsule has been developed to protect the R1 calf during a specific period of their lives.It is recommended that the use of Alpheus anti parasitic capsules is incorporated into a parasite management programme that has been developed to meet the needs of the property and stock, to ensure the best possible production results.

It is recommended that the capsule is only used once a year at the start of Autumn. In irrigated areas it may be wise to use the capsule earlier.

Consider implementing refugia either through leaving a percentage of stock (10%) untreated or by having older animals graze the pasture after the young animals have been through.

Where the resistance status of a property is unknown it is recommended that faecal egg counts are monitored at 50 and 100 days. If there is any evidence of infection an exit dose is recommended.


Cattle 120 to 150kg: 1 capsule and 1 primer dose tablet
Cattle 151 to 300kg: 1 capsule and 2 primer dose tablets

Doses of three or more times those recommended can cause symptoms of Levamisole toxicity, so estimate liveweights carefully. Dehydrated animals may be more susceptible to toxicity.

How to use Alpheus

Using Alpheus - Antiparasitic Capsules

Using Alpheus

Using Alpheus

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

Read more


125 days’ cover

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

Read More


Alpheus Safety

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

Read More