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Avitrol Plus Bird Worming Syrup Concentrate. See more information tab for dosages !
For pigeons and most other birds parrots, finches etc. Do not use on Gouldian Finches. Read directions before use.
Active constituents : Levamisole hydrochloride 10mg/mL - Praziquantel 2mg/mL.
- A convenient and broad spectrum bird wormer.
- Controls Thread, Caecal, Round, Gape, Gizzard and Tape Worms in caged birds.
- Added to the drinking water.
Note : The 2 litre size must be pre-ordered before in-store purchase.
ACTIONS: Anthelmintic. The major mode of action of Levamisole is on the cholinergic receptor of the neuromuscular junction, causing paralysis of the parasite. Levamisole has been shown toinhibit fumarate reductase and to affect the rate of incorporation of glucose into glycogen.Praziquantel is a highly specific cestocidal drug that acts by damaging the tegument, inhibitingglucose uptake and stimulating lactate release. Tapeworms are destroyed in situ.
INDICATIONS: Threadworm (Capillaria sp.), Caecal worm (Heterakis sp.), Roundworm (Ascaridia sp.), gape worm (Syngamus sp.), gizzard worm (Acuaria sp.) and Tapeworm (Raillietinasp.) in ornamental cage birds.
CONTRAINDICATIONS: Administration to species or strains of birds known to be sensitive to the effects of levamisole. Not recommended for use in Gouldian finches.
PRECAUTIONS: Parrots appear to be less tolerant than pigeons to levamisole. Do not dose in extremely hot, dry weather or treat stressed birds, or birds that are feeding young.
SAFETY DIRECTIONS: Harmful if swallowed. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Wash hands after use.
FIRST AID: If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 131 126.
DISPOSAL: Dispose of empty container by wrapping in paper and placing in garbage.
WITHHOLDING PERIODS: Meat: 7 Days
ADVERSE REACTIONS: Side effects include regurgitation (which is not considered to be harmful), incoordination, leg and wing paresis; atropine has been used as an antidote. Deaths of birds up to 2 days after dosing have been attributed to obstruction from massive roundworm infestation.