DR TIM ELLIOTT
Dip.Lab Tech, BTech, PhD (Parasitology)
I was involved with some of the initial testing of this drench prior release and also after its release to the market via on Faecal Egg Count Reduction Tests (FECRTs).
Tridectin has performed very well even when tested on farms with high levels of drench resistance present and obtains higher efficacies then the sum of the three actives combined which indicates that the micellar formulation contained in Tridectin is increasing the efficacy of the moxidectin, albendazole and levamisole actives.
The fact that the Tridectin is the only triple active drench that contains the most potent macrocyclic lactone of moxidectin, puts it ahead of other triple active drenches as moxidectin will always obtain higher efficacy when compared to abamectin.
The short WHP and ESI is another major draw card for Tridectin as it allows the drench to be used in prime lambs or stock that maybe sold soon without the concern of long WHP or ESI forcing the animals to stay on farm longer than desired.
Drenching is an investment in the health and welfare of the animal and the major consideration that should be taken into account is the return on investment.
Using a cheap drench that doesn’t work turns the drench into a cost however using a more expensive drench that works makes the drench an investment which will lead to more profit from the animals.