There are many different kinds of drugs you can deliver using our remote injection systems.
Any drug that you would usually administer to your stock in a liquid form can be loaded into the dart and dispensed into the target animal – even mineral supplements, vaccines or vitamins in liquid form can be dispensed this way.
You should always consult and discuss with your vet what drugs and dosages are appropriate for your stock before injecting them.
Bovine Health Australia does not supply any drugs whether they are medicinal or tranquilizers etc – we are happy to provide limited information and help about these but you really need to deal with your vet about this.
Below are some common drugs that farmers use to inject cattle – this is intended only as a rough guide to give you an idea of what can be accomplished via Remote Injection.
IVOMEC® (ivermectin) is an injectable parasiticide for cattle and swine. One low-volume dose effectively treats and controls the following internal and external parasites that may impair the health of cattle and swine: gastrointestinal roundworms (including inhibited Ostertagia ostertagi in cattle), lungworms, grubs, sucking lice, and mange mites of cattle; and gastrointestinal roundworms, lungworms, lice, and mange mites of swine. Discovered and developed by scientists from Merck Research Laboratories, ivermectin is a novel chemical entity. Its convenience, broadspectrum efficacy, and safety margin make Ivomec Injection a unique product for parasite control of cattle and swine.
Ivomec Injection is to be given subcutaneously only, to reduce risk of potentially fatal clostridial infection of the injection site. Use of a 16-gauge, 1/2 to 3/4" needle is suggested. Inject under the loose skin in front of or behind the shoulder
Naxcel is used for treatment of Bovine Respiratory Disease (Shipping fever, Pneumonia) and is also used to treat Acute Bovine Interdigital Necrobacillosis, Foot Rot and Pododermatitis.
Administer to cattle by intramuscular or subcutaneous injection at the dosage of 0.5 to 1.0 mg ceftiofur per pound (1.1 to 2.2 mg/kg) of body weight (1-2 mL reconstituted sterile solution per 100 lbs body weight). Treatment should be repeated at 24-hour intervals for a total of three consecutive days. Additional treatments may be given on days four and five for animals which do not show a satisfactory response (not recovered) after the initial three treatments. Selection of dosage (0.5 to 1.0 mg/lb) should be based on the practitioner’s judgement of severity of disease (i.e., for respiratory disease, extent of elevated body temperature, depressed physical appearance, increased respiratory rate, coughing and/or loss of appetite; and for foot rot, extent of swelling, lesion and severity of lameness).
Nuflor Gold™ is indicated for treatment of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) associated with Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida, Histophilus somni, and Mycoplasma bovis in beef and non-lactating dairy cattle.
Nuflor Gold Dosage and AdministrationNuflor Gold™ should be administered once by subcutaneous injection at a dose rate of 40 mg florfenicol/kg body weight (6 mL/100 lb).
Do not administer more than 15 mL at each site. The injection should be given only in the neck. Injection sites other than the neck have not been evaluated.
Tetradure™ 300 is used for the treatment of Pneumonia and Shipping Fever Complex, also used for the treatment of Pink Eye, Foot Rot, Diptheria, Bacterial Enteritis, Wooden Tounge. It is also indicated for the control of respiratory disease in cattle at high risk of developing BRD.
Banamine Injectable Solution Is Indicated For The Control Of Pyrexia Associated With Bovine Respiratory Disease, Endotoxemia And Acute Bovine Mastitis. Banamine Injectable Solution Is Also Indicated For The Control Of Inflammation In Endotoxemia.
Draxxin used for the treatment of Foot Rot, Bovine Respiratory Disease and treatment of cattle at risk of developing BRD.
Micotil is indicated for the treatment of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) and for the treatment of ovine respiratory disease (ORD). Micotil is indicated for the control of respiratory disease in cattle at high risk of developing BRD.
Baytril® 100 is indicated for the treatment of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in beef and non-lactating dairy cattle.
Xylazine, Ketamine, Zoletil etc.
This is only intended as a rough guide, in reality any kind of medication, vaccines or vitamins can be used to dart cattle.