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Levafas Diamond 10.5L (Promo pack)

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Levafas Diamond fluke and worm drench for sheep and cattle is a broad spectrum anthelmintic that is used as an oral drench in the treatment and control of gastro-intestinal and pulmonary roundworm infections and adult liver fluke infections. The active ingredient in Levafas Diamond is Levamisole hydrochloride. Levamisole is highly effective in the treatment of mature and developing immature stages of a wide range of important roundworm species in sheep and cattle.

Active Ingredient: Levamisole hyrochloride, Oxyclozanide

Target Species: Cattle, sheep

Treats and Controls: Liver fluke, roundworms

Administration Method: Oral drench

Withdrawal Time: 28 days for cattle intended for meat and offal, not permitted for use on cattle producing milk for human consumption. 10 days for sheep intended for meat and offal, not permitted for use on sheep producing milk for human consumption.

Dosage for cattle: 12.5 ml per 50 kg of bodyweight

Dosage rates for cattle
Body Weight Dose Volume Number of full doses per pack:
1 Litre 2.5 Litre 5 Litre
50kg 12.5 ml 80 200 400
100kg 25.0 ml 40 100 200
150kg 37.5 ml 26 66 133
200kg 50.0 ml 20 50 100
250kg 62.5 ml 16 40 80
300kg 75.0 ml 13 33 66
350kg 87.5 ml 11 28 57
400kg 100 ml 10 25 50
450kg 112.5 ml 8 22 44
500kg 125.0 ml 8 20 40
550kg 137.5 ml 7 18 36
600kg 150.0 ml 6 16 33

Dosage for sheep: 2.5ml per 10kg Bodyweight

Dosage rates for sheep
Body Weight Dose Volume Number of full doses per pack:
1 Litre 2.5 Litre 5 Litre
10kg 2.5 ml 400 1000 2000
20kg 5.0 ml 200 500 1000
30kg 7.5 ml 133 333 666
40kg 10.0 ml 100 250 500
50kg 12.5 ml 80 200 400
60kg 15.0 ml 66 166 333
70kg 17.5 ml 57 142 285

Always read the label and all enclosed information for Levafas Diamond before administering to animals!

What is the financial cost of fluke infections?

According to "Liver Fluke - the Facts", a paper published by Animal Health Ireland (AHI), liver fluke costs the worldwide livestock and food industries an estimated €2.5 million per year. These financial losses associated with liver fluke are mainly due to a reduction in the amount of milk and meat produced. Liver fluke can cause a loss of up to 20% in cattle, 30% in sheep and a loss of up to 8% in the milk production of dairy cows.

Animals become infected with liver fluke by ingesting encapsulated Larvae (metacercariae). These larvae are picked up when the animal grazes on contaminated grass. It is very common that farms have a wet and "flukey" area that shouldn't be used for grazing at times of year when the metacercariae are present. Nonetheless, cattle and sheep still graze on these areas so we must accept that liver fluke is still a problem in the livestock industry.

What are the signs and effects of livestock infected with other parasites?

Signs and effects of infected livestock

Infection: Gut Worm

Symptoms: Diarrhoea, decreased appetite, loss of weight

Effects: Gutworm can cause severe damage to the stomach and small intestine which will cause parasitic gastroenteritis, this will not only negatively affect the health of the animal but will affect the profitability for the farmer.

Infection: Lungworm

Symptoms: Short, sharp cough that becomes worse with exercise, in severe cases the animal will have obvious difficulty breathing.

Effects: Lungworm infections cause a high susceptibility to respiratory viruses and bacteria. Infected cattle are prone to contracting severe bronchial pneumonia which if left untreated can lead to death.