Scorpius Elite is a world first, double-active spot-on for cross-bred sheep. This ground-breaking technology means faster, more effective drenching, saving you time, labour costs and leaving you with happier, healthier sheep.

Drenching is a necessary part of farm life but it’s tough on the body, time consuming and a long way from being 100% effective.

Donaghy’s wanted to change that and have now delivered the biggest development in sheep-health in the last decade, available exclusively through Farmlands.

     
     

Cost excluding GST as at March 2021 for a 35 kg lamb. Based on the results from 5 studies below, comparing the effects of drench resistance on lamb growth rates in a 28 day preventative drenching program. Based on Heartland Livestock fortnightly update 29 March 2021. Male lamb $2.90 per kg Macchi et. Al. 2001 NZVJ Consequences of anthelmintic resistance on liveweight gain of lambs on commercial sheep farms Mulvaney 1995 Society of Sheep and Beef Cattle Veterinarians Proceedings An estimation of the on-farm cost of drench resistance in growing lambs. Miller et. Al. 2012 Veterinary Parasitology The production cost of anthelmintic resistance in lambs.Sutherland et al. 20120 Veterinary Parasitology The production costs of anthelmintic resistance in sheep managed within a monthly preventative drenching program.Leathwic et. Al. 2008 NZVJ Managing anthelmintic resistance: Untreated adult ewes as a source of unselected parasites, and their role in reducing parasite populations.

 

THE TOP-LINE

  • World first combination spot-on technology for cross-bred sheep
  • Tested in New Zealand across a wide variety of wool lengths > 30 mm
  • Demonstrated excellent efficacy against sheep parasites including parasites resistant to oral, triple combination products
  • Meets new regulatory standards using world first technology 
  • Increases farm productivity by decreasing time in the stock yards and stress to the animal 
  • Safe, highly efficacious and easy to use anthelmintic for all classes of crossbred sheep
  • 35-day milk withholding, 16-day meat withholding period. 

 

DOSE RATE AND APPLICATION

Scorpius Elite is administered as a spot-on between the shoulder blades with a dose rate of 1mL/2.5kg. The drench nozzle is pushed through the fleece and the product is applied directly to the skin. The active ingredients are then absorbed into the blood stream.

Scorpius Elite is effective against the following gastrointestinal roundworms at both adult and immature stages in sheep: 

  • Haemonchus contortus *
  • Teladorsagia spp.* 
  • Trichostrongylus spp. 
  • Cooperia curticei* 
  • Nematodirus spp. 
  • Strongyloides papillosus 
  • Oesophagostomum venulosum 
  • Chabertia ovina 
  • Trichuris ovis 
  • Dictyocaulus filaria (lungworm)
  • *including inhibited immatures

Scorpius Elite is for topical application only.

Registered pursuant to the ACVM Act 1997 No. A011728. Patent pending 619027.