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Wormers health and safety warnings

Posted by Wormers-direct on 13th Jan 2020

Wormers health and safety warnings

Safety Issues

Inside every pack or on the packaging of licensed worming products for cat dogs and equines as well as topical applications for flea and tick control, are exhaustive instructions on use and a list of contra-indications and warnings on correct usage.  If you have not used such products previously you must read these details and we recommend that even if you are familiar with such products you should re-acquaint your selves periodically on the advice given.

Precautions and Guidance for Worming and flea/tick control products:

Do not smoke, drink, or eat whilst handling the product.

The use of protective gloves is recommended.

Wash hands or any exposed area after use with soap and water.

Avoid direct contact with skin and eyes.

In the event of eye contact, flush eye with copious amounts of clean water and seek medical advice.

For animal treatment only.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Assess bodyweight as accurately as possible before calculating the dosage.

Precautions and Guidance for Equine Worming products:

Horses that are too thin or prone to colic should be examined by a veterinary surgeon prior to treatment.

Do not use the same syringe to treat more than one animal unless horses are running together or are in direct contact with each other on the same premises.

Dispose of any unused product or oral doses in accordance with guidance from your local waste regulation authority e.g. the local regional office of the Environment Agency or SEPA.

Special precautions with regards to specific equine products:

Avermectins may not be well tolerated in all non-target species (cases of intolerance with fatal outcome are reported in dogs, especially collies, old English sheepdogs and related breeds or crosses, and also in turtles/tortoises).

As Ivermectin is extremely dangerous to fish and aquatic life, treated animals should not have direct access to surface water and ditches during treatment.

Since Ivermectin is highly bound to plasma proteins, special care should be taken in cases of sick animals or in nutritional conditions associated with low plasma-protein levels.

To protect the dung fauna extra stabling may be required for Moxidectin and Praziquantel based wormers.