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5 Litre Virbac Caprimec

5 Litre Virbac Caprimec

Product ref: 5LCAPRIMEC

Price: $185.00


For the treatment and control of abamectin sensitive strains of internal parasites in goats (including benzimidazole, levamisole and morantel resistant strains).



-      Only ML drench registered for goats

-      Contains abamectin, the responsible ML

-      Broad spectrum worm control

-      Provides rotation away from BZ drenches

-      Only non-BZ drench with meat WHP and ESI for goats



Only macrocyclic lactone (ML) drench registered for goats

The macrocyclic lactone (ML) drench family is widely used in animal health programs. It is a highly effective group of drenches with a broad spectrum of parasite control and a wide safety margin. Until now, no MLs were available for use in goats. Caprimec is the first to be registered for use in goats.


Contains abamectin

Abamectin is a highly potent, short acting member of the ML family of drenches. It achieves high potency without having a long chemical ‘tail’, making it the ML of choice for delaying the onset of drench resistance in goat worms.


Broad spectrum worm control

Caprimec will control all major internal parasites that are susceptible to an ML drench. These include gastrointestinal roundworms and large lungworm.These worms reduce overall productivity especially in young animals.


Provides rotation away from benzimidazole drenches

Caprimec is the first registered non-BZ drench with safety and residue data for goats, making the ideal choice to rotate with traditionally used benzimidazole (BZ) drenches. BZ drenches are the drenches traditionally used in goat farming operations, as no other families of drenches had been registered for worm control. Resistance to BZ drenches is, however, becoming a widespread problem. In NSW, for example, BZ drench resistance is estimated to be present on over 90% of sheep properties.


Only non-benzimidazole drench with meat WHP and ESI for goats

Extensive residue studies have allowed the determination of a meat withholding period (WHP) and export slaughter interval (ESI), providing peace of mind to producers supplying goats to both domestic and export markets.



In animals intended for export

Until now, no ML drenches have had an established ESI or meat WHP for goats. Caprimec is the first ML to have these set, allowing producers to reap the benefits of a highly potent ML, while having peace of mind that they are guided by a withholding period or

export slaughter interval.


In rotation with traditionally used BZ drenches

Rotation of drench families will extend the effective life of drenches. Until now, there have been no registered drenches to rotate with the traditional benzimidazole drenches in goats. Caprimec gives an alternative option that is highly potent and short acting to help delay resistance. Rotate only between drenches that are known to be effective on your property.


In combination with other drenches

Some farms suffer severe resistance issues in worms and need to combine drenches for best worm control. Drenching with a combination of actives from different drench families provides the best tool to fight resistance in worms. Producers wanting an effective combination could use Caprimec (abamectin is the ML of choice for resistance management because it has high potency and is short acting) and then follow this immediately with a dose of Alben (mixing of these products prior to application should only be done under the supervision of a veterinarian).


As a quarantine drench in conjunction with other drenches

Caprimec, preferably used in conjunction with a BZ drench, should be used as part of a quarantine programme for any stock brought onto a farm. This can help avoid the importation of resistant worms onto the property.

Worm testing

Worm egg counts provide valuable information to optimise drench timing. Egg counts will show if a drench is not required because of low worm numbers, but will also reveal production limiting worm infections long before clinical signs such as scouring or wasting are evident. A larval differentiation assay provides identification of the worm species present so that the optimal type of drench can be selected.


Drench resistance testing

It is essential to understand the level of resistance to the various drench families on a particular property. Faecal egg count reduction tests (FECRTs) provide objective measurements of which drenches are working and which fall below the level of efficacy required for good worm control (i.e. 95% efficacy). FECRTs should be conducted every two to three years to monitor any changes in resistance levels.




Caprimec is applied orally using standard drenching equipment. Dose the mob according to the heaviest animal by bodyweight in each group (bucks, does, kids). A representative sample of animals should be weighed before treatment. Do not underdose. Check accuracy of drenching equipment before use.



Caprimec is effective against sensitive strains of the following adult and immature parasites in goats


Do not use in kids less than 6 weeks of age or less than 10kg.



Abamectin - 0.8g/L



Caprimec is given orally at the recommended dose rate of 1mL/4kg bodyweight.



Meat: 14 days

Milk: Milk collected from does within 4 days (8 milkings), following treatment must not be used for human consumption or processing, or fed to bobby kids

ESI: 23days