Zimec Injectable Solution


Zimec Injectable Solution is a clear, colourless or pale yellow coloured solution. Each ml contains 10 mg of ivermectin (80% 22,23-dihydro-avermectin B1a and 20% 22,23-dihydro-avermectin B1b).


It is used in cattle and sheep for the treatment and control of internal and external parasites listed below.


Gastrointestinal roundworms: Haemonchus placei, Ostertagia sp., O. ostertagi (adults, larvae stages, hypobiotic larvae), O. lyrate (adults, L4 larvae), Mecistocirrus digitatus (adults), Trichostrongylus axei, T. colubriformis, Cooperia oncophora, C. punctata, C. pectinata, Cooperia spp., Nematodirus helvetianus (adults), N. spathiger (adults), Oesophagostomum radiatum, Strongyloides papillosus (adults), Bunostomum phlebotomum, Toxocara vitulorum

Lungworms: Dictyocaulus viviparus

Filariasis factors in the skin: Parafilaria bovicola

Eyeworms: Thelezia spp. (adults)

Warble fly larvae (cattle grubs): Hypoderma bovis (larvae), Hypoderma lineatum (larvae), Dermatobia hominis (larvae)

Screw-worm fly (parasitic stages): Chrysomya bezziana, Cochliomyia hominivorax

Mange mites: Psoroptes communis bovis, Psoroptes communis ovis, Sarcoptes scabiei var. bovis, Chorioptes bovis

Louse: Linognathus vituli, Haematophinus eurysternus, Solenopotes capillatus, Damalinia bovis

Ticks (some single stage ticks, soft ticks): Boophilus spp., Ornithodoros savignyi


Gastrointestinal roundworms: Haemonchus sp., Ostertagia sp., Trichostrongylus sp., Cooperia spp., Nematodirus sp., Oesophagostomum sp., Strongylus papillosus, Chabertia ovina, Trichuris ovis

Lungworms: Dictyocaulus filaria

Mange mites: Sarcoptes scabiei var. ovis, Psoroptes ovis, Chorioptes bovis var. ovis

Louse: Bovicola ovis, Linognathus pedalis, L. ovillus, L. stenopsis

Sheep wool fly: Melophagus ovinus

Nasal bot: Oestrus ovis

Screw-worm fly: Chrysomya bezziana

Ticks (single stage): Boophilus spp., Ornithodoros lahorensis


Administration should be done only by subcutaneous injection. It is injected subcutaneously in the neck region or under the loose skin behind the scapula in cattle, in the armpit region or the loose skin behind the armpit in sheep. Asepsis and antiseptic conditions should be provided during the application. A dry, sterile injection needle and syringe must be used.

It is applied at dose of 0.2 mg ivermectin / kg bw; i.e. 1 ml of Zimec Injectable Solution to 50 kg bw, unless recommended otherwise by the veterinarian.

Practical dose table:

Animal species (body weight) Tablet quantity
Lamb (25 kg bw) ½ tablets
Sheep (50 kg bw) 1 tablet
Calf – Heifer (100 kg bw – 200 kg bw) 2 – 3 tablets
Cattle (250 kg bw – 400 kg bw) 4 – 6 tablets

If dose volume exceeds 10 ml, it should be divided and injected into different sites. This product is for subcutaneous administration only. Do not use intramuscularly or intravenously.


Cattle and sheep should not be slaughtered for human consumption during the treatment or for 35 and 42 days after the last treatment, respectively. Do not use in lactating cows and ewes producing milk for human consumption.


20 ml, 50 ml, 100 ml and 250 ml in white coloured glass vials inside cardboard boxes.