Panacur Small Animal 10% Oral Suspension

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Panacur Small Animal 10% Oral Suspension Data Sheet

Presentation

A white oral suspension of fenbendazole as a ready to administer oral anthelmintic for domestic dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. 1ml contains 100mg active ingredient fenbendazole.

 

Uses

A broad spectrum anthelmintic for the treatment of domestic dogs and cats infected with immature and mature stages of nematodes of the gastro-intestinal and respiratory tracts.

 

Adult dogs and cats:

For the treatment of adult dogs and cats infected with gastro-intestinal nematodes and cestodes:

Ascarid spp. (Toxocara canis, Toxocara cati and Toxascaris leonina)

Ancylostoma spp.

Trichuris spp.

Uncinaria spp.

Taenia spp.

Puppies and kittens:
For the treatment of puppies and kittens infected with gastro-intestinal nematodes and puppies infected with protozoa (Giardia spp.).

Pregnant dogs:
For the treatment of pregnant dogs to reduce prenatal infections with Toxocara canis and the transfer of T. canis and Ancylostoma caninum to the pups via the milk.


Other:
Also for the treatment of dogs infected with lungworm Oslerus (Filaroides) osleri or protozoa Giardia spp. and cats infected with lungworm Aelurostrongylus abstrusus.

Also has an ovicidal effect on nematode eggs.

 

Dosageand administration

Routine treatment of adult cats and dogs:1ml per 1kg bodyweight as a single oral dose.

(= 100mg fenbendazole/kg bodyweight).

 

Practical dosage recommendations:

2 to 4kg 4ml

4 to 8kg 8ml

8 to 16kg 16ml

16 to 24kg 24ml

24 to 32kg 32ml

32 to 64kg 64ml

 

For dogs weighing over 64kg an extra 1ml is required for each additional 1kg bodyweight.

The dose should be mixed with feed, or administered orally directly after feeding.

Treatment should be repeated when natural re-infestation with parasitic worms occurs. Routine treatment of adult animals with minimal exposure to infection is advisable 2 to 4 times per year. More frequent treatment at 6 to 8 weekly intervals is advisable for dogs in kennels.

 

Puppies and kittens under six months of age:
0.5ml per kg bodyweight daily for 3 consecutive days given by mouth after feeding to unweaned animals or mixed with food for weaned animals.

(= 50mg fenbendazole/kg bodyweight daily for 3 days).

 


Practical dosage recommendations:

Up to 1kg 0.5ml daily for 3 days

1 to 2kg 1ml daily for 3 days

2 to 4kg 2ml daily for 3 days

4 to 6kg 3ml daily for 3 days

6 to 8kg 4ml daily for 3 days

8 to 10kg 5ml daily for 3 days

For puppies weighing over 10kg, an extra 0.5ml is required daily for each additional kg bodyweight.

Puppies should be treated at 2 weeks of age, 5 weeks of age and again before leaving the breeders premises. Treatment may also be required at 8 and 12 weeks of age. Thereafter, frequency of treatment can be reduced unless the pups remain in kennels where reinfestation occurs more readily.

 

Pregnant dogs:
1ml per 4kg bodyweight daily from day 40 of pregnancy continuously to 2 days post-whelping (approximately 25 days).

(= 25mg fenbendazole/kg bodyweight daily).

 

Practical dosage recommendations:

4kg 1ml daily for approx. 25 days

8kg 2ml daily for approx. 25 days

12kg 3 ml daily for approx. 25 days

20kg 5ml daily for approx. 25 days

40kg 10ml daily for approx. 25 days

For dogs weighing over 40kg, an extra 1ml is required for each additional 4kg bodyweight.

As treatment of pregnant dogs is 98% effective, puppies from these dogs should themselves be treated with a three day course at 2 and 5 weeks of age.

 

Pregnant cats:
Pregnant cats can be safely treated with this product but only require a single treatment at the routine adult dose rate. Administer 1ml per 1kg bodyweight as a single dose.

(= 100mg fenbendazole/kg bodyweight).

 

Increased dosing for specific infections:
For the treatment of clinical worm infestations in adult dogs and cats or Giardia spp. infections in dogs, administer 1ml per 2kg bodyweight daily for 3 consecutive days.

(= 50mg fenbendazole/kg bodyweight daily for 3 days).

 

For the control of lungworm Oslerus (Filaroides) osleri in dogs administer 1ml per 2kg bodyweight daily for 7 consecutive days.

(= 50mg fenbendazole/kg bodyweight daily for 7 days).

A repeat course of treatment may be required in some cases.

 

For the control of lungworm Aelurostrongylus abstrusus in cats administer 1ml per 2kg bodyweight daily for 3 consecutive days.

(= 50mg fenbendazole/kg bodyweight daily for 3 days).

 

Benzimidazoles have a wide safety margin and even overdose is unlikely to cause reactions.

 


Contra-indications, warnings, etc.

Direct contact with the skin should be kept to a minimum. Wash hands after use.

Assess bodyweight as accurately as possible before calculating the dosage.

 

FOR ANIMAL TREATMENT ONLY. KEEP OUT OF REACH AND SIGHT OF CHILDREN.

 

Pharmaceutical precautions

Do not freeze. Shake container well before use.

Wear impermeable rubber gloves.

Dispose of empty packaging and any remaining product in the household refuse.

 

Legal category

NFA-VPS

 

Package quantities
100ml multidose bottle.

 

Further information

Nil.

 

Marketing Authorisation number

Vm 01708/4436 UK authorised veterinary medicinal product