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COLUMBO SPOT

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Columbo-Spot-10-ml
  • Active substances: Ivermectin
  • External solution for the treatment and control of external parasites: hematophagous and biting lice, mites of the skin and feathers, mites of the respiratory system, bed bugs, fleas, hippoboscid flies and internal parasites (ring worms)
  • Target species: pigeons and cage birds
  • Administration: external
  • Packaging: 5 ml, 10 ml, 25 ml

 

COMPOSITION

1 ml solution contains:

Ivermectin …….…………………………………………… 5 mg

Excipients:

Methylparahydroxybenzoate ………………….…….. 2 mg

Propylparahydroxybenzoate ………………….…… 0,2 mg

Glycerol formal, Propylene glycol, Isopropyl myristate, Povidone K30.

 

PHARMACOTHERAPEUTIC ACTION

Ivermectin is a macrocyclic lactone antibiotic, obtained as a result through the fermentation of the Stretomyces avermilitis terrestrial microorganism, subsequently chemically hydrogenated. The antiparasitic mechanism is done both by stimulating the presynaptic release of gamaaminobutiric acid (GABA) and by increasing the affinity of GABA receptors, disrupting nerve impulses.
GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter and plays an important role in the development of the mammalian brain processes and the functioning of peripheral neurons in nematodes and of the neuromuscular synapses in arthropods, producing a flaccid paralysis of the parasite. Compared to cestodes and nematodes, where GABA has no role, ivermectin is not active. Ivermectin is active against larvae (Hypoderma, Gastrphylus, Oestrus) and against insects that feed on blood and cellular debris (lice, ticks etc).

 

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TARGET SPECIES

Pigeons and cage birds.

 

INDICATIONS

COLUMBO SPOT – external antiparasitic solution, is recommended for the treatment and control of external parasites: hematophagous and biting lice, mites of the skin and feathers, mites of the respiratory system, bed bugs, fleas, hippoboscid flies and internal parasites (ring worms) in pigeons and cage birds.

 

POSOLOGY, MODE AND ROUTE OF ADMINISTRATION

COLUMBO SPOT is used for:

  • treatment of internal and external parasites

 

Administer according to the dosing chart

Category Body weight Quantity given
cage birds under 400 g 1 drop (0,1 mg a.s.)
young pigeons 200-400 g 1 drop (0,1 mg a.s.)
adult pigeons 400-600 g 2 drops (0,2 mg a.s.)
large birds(eg. Ara ararauna parrot) over 600 g 3 drops (0,3 mg a.s.)

 

  • control of internal and external parasites:

 

COLUMBO SPOT – external antiparasitic solution, is administered 3 weeks prior to mating and regularly every 1 – 2 months depending on the degree of infestation.

COLUMBO SPOT – external solution, is administered on the skin on the neck (the back) or between the shoulders (wings); treatment should be repeated after 12-15 days.

For rapid recovery of treated birds, they will be fortified (with vitamins) before and after Columbo-Spot.

For the success of these actions, periodical sanitation measures will have to be applied, through disinsection and mechanical cleaning of the shelters and cages in which the birds are housed;

If animals do not show an improvement in health a veterinarian should be consulted for a reevaluation of the diagnosis.

 

CONTRAINDICATIONS, PRECAUTIONS AND SIDE EFFECTS

Do not use during moulting or for birds under 8 weeks old. Do not use in the mating season. After administration the bathing of birds is prohibited for a minimum of 6 hours. To avoid poisoning the indicated doses will not be exceeded. Administered at the recommended dose the product has no side effects. It may be used during the laying period. Intolerance manifested by parasympathetic symptoms (lethargy, ataxia, muscle tremor and mydriasis) may occur.

 

WITHDRAWAL TIME

Do not use in birds intended for human consumption.

 

STORAGE

Store at temperatures below 25°C. Protect from direct sunlight and frost. Store in a dry place.

 

PACKAGING

The product is packed in polyethylene vials with dropper containing 5 ml, 10 ml and 25 ml of antiparasitic solution.

 

MANUFACTURER: S.C. PASTEUR – FILIALA FILIPESTI

PRODUCTS FROM THE CATEGORY: Antiparasitic for birds