New broad spectrum combination drench set for release

THE WORLD’S only broad-spectrum combination drench with a registered claim to kill triple-resistant and monepantel-resistant worms, Tridectin, has been given the green light for release in Australia.
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Kristy Moroney

Virbac Australia will launch the new class of combination-drench for sheep on September 25 calling the drench a huge step forward in the fight against worms.

The advanced patented formulation provides a reliable, safe and effective solution against all the major worm species especially barber’s pole worm, small brown stomach worm, and black scour worm. 

Tridectin’s triple action treatment contains three ingredients designed to kill worms fast and ideal to use either as a strategic pre-lamb or summer clean-out treatment, or as needed based on worm egg count results. 

Containing Moxidectin, Levamisole and Albendazole, for a ‘triple-pronged’ approach to worming, its higher kill rate means fewer worms and eggs, as well as less pasture contamination – which reduces the overall requirement for increased drenching and therefore decreases the rate of selection for resistance. 

Tridectin delivers a market leading export slaughter interval (ESI) of just 17 days – eleven days shorter than other combination drenches.

The new drench is the only oral combination drench that continues to kill susceptible barber’s pole worm and small brown stomach worm for 14 days after drenching, delivering a longer period of protection, which helps producers to increase productivity and profit. 

Regional Director for Virbac Australia and Board Member of Animal Medicines Australia, John Embling, said the introduction of safe, more effective ag-vet chemicals can only be a good thing for our farmers, regional communities and environment. 

They boost farm productivity by eliminating damaging pests and diseases, and that’s crucial to the success of our agricultural and livestock industries,” Mr Embling said.

Embling said he credited the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) for its work in getting Tridectin registered. 

“Even though they were in the midst of relocating from Canberra to Armidale, the APVMA were very efficient in registering and bringing this (superior) formulation to sheep producers at exactly the time they’ll need to use it. With this latest addition to a farmer’s arsenal, the situation for Australia’s agricultural and animal health industry looks very encouraging indeed,” he said.

Tridectin follows in the footsteps of Virbac’s drench Cydectin, which has been in the market for 23 years.