Bimectin® Injection is a ready-to-use sterile solution containing 10 mg per mL of ivermectin formulated to deliver the recommended dose level of 200 µg ivermectin per kg of body weight in cattle when given subcutaneously at the rate of 1 mL per 50 kg.
In swine, Bimectin® Injection is formulated to deliver the recommended dose level of 300 µg ivermectin per kg body weight when given subcutaneously at the rate of 1 mL per 33 kg.
Ivermectin is the first in a series of antiparasitic agents derived from the avermectin family of compounds. The avermectins are highly active, broad-spectrum antiparasitic agents isolated from fermentation of the soil organism Streptomyces avermitilis.
Dosage and administration
Bimectin® Injection should be given only by subcutaneous injection at the recommended dosage level of 200 µg of ivermectin per kg of body weight. Each mL contains 10 mg of ivermectin, sufficient to treat 50 kg of body weight (maximum 10 mL per injection site). Bimectin® Injection should be given subcutaneously only. Inject in the loose skin in front or behind the shoulder. Use of a 16 gauge, 15 to 20 mm (3/4 inch) needle is suggested. Use sterile equipment.
The recommended dose level is 1 mL of Bimectin® Injection per 33 kg of body weight (each mL contains 10 mg of ivermectin). The recommended route of administration is by subcutaneous injection in the neck. The solution may be given with any standard automatic single dose equipment. In young pigs, especially those below 16 kg for which less than 0.5 mL of Bimectin® Injection is indicated, dosing accuracy is important. The use of a syringe that can accurately deliver as little as 0.1 mL is recommended. Use aseptic technique.