Concentrates for spraying or dipping or ready-to-use dusts represent the oldest formulation types for controlling external parasites in livestock and pets. They have been massively used in the last century up to the 1990s. Later on, they have been widely replaced by ready-to-use pour-onsinjectables and insecticide-impregnated ear-tags with safer and more modern and effective active ingredients.

Nowadays a few such concentrates are still available for some uses, although numerous products have been withdrawn in many countries, mostly for safety and/or environmental reasons.

Where available, they often offer the cheapest option for the control on external parasites of livestock and dogs. However, efficacy is often significantly weakened through resistance of many parasites to these old chemical classes. because many pests have already developed resistance to them.

Since the mid 1980s most Animal Health companies have not introduced new products as concentrates for spraying, dipping or as dusts for treating livestock and/or pets. Innovative ready-to-use delivery forms are mostly preferred over concentrates, also because they are usually more profitable for them.

This section of parasitipedia.net contains articles on commercial antiparasitic brands for for sprayingdipping or dusting livestock and pets most common in English-speaking countries (with focus on USA, UK, Ireland, Australia & New Zealand). Country differences may apply: read the product label!

Many such products are also approved for off-animal use in and around livestock premises, but these uses are not described in detail in this site.

To visit a specific article click the link in the corresponding menu (alphabetic order) or in the table below, which lists these brands sorted by chemical class and active ingredient.

Selection of most used antiparasitic DUSTS
Brand Main Species Main Pests Main Countries
With Synthetic Pyrethroids
Cypermethrin (%) [+ synergist %], all isomer mixtures
Phyton Dusts (0.075%) [0.15%] BoEq, OvCa Fly, Li, Ti US
Permethrin (%), all isomer mixtures
Permectrin (0.25%) Bo, Sw, Po Fly, LiMi US
With Organophosphates
Coumaphos (%)
Coumaphos (1%) Bo, Sw Fly, Li US
Tetrachlorvinphos (%)
Prozap Dust (3%) 
Bo, Sw, Po Fly, LiMi US
Rabon Dust (3%)
Bo, Sw Fly, Li, Gr US

 

Selection of most used antiparasitic brands for SPRAYING, DIPPING & JETTING
Brand Main Species Main Pests Main Countries
With Amidines
Amitraz (%)
Amitik (50%) Bo, OvCa Ti AU
Amitik EC (12.5%) Bo, OvCa, Sw Ti, Mi AU
Taktic EC (12.5%) Bo, OvCa, Sw Ti, Mi AU, IR
Taktic WP (50%) Bo, OvCa Ti AU
Tik Dip (50%) Bo, OvCa Ti AU
Winth Insect Growth Regulators (IGRs)
 Cyromazine (%)
Cyrazin Liquid (50%) Ov Bl NZ
Cyro-Fly 500 (50%) Ov Bl AU,NZ
Cyromax Liquid (50%) Ov Bl NZ
Cyromazine Liquid (50%) Ov Bl NZ
Cyroshield Liquid (50%) Ov Bl NZ
Neporex 2G (2%) Pr Lv US, AU, UK
IO Uranus (50%) Ov Bl AU
Lucifly Liquid (50%) Ov Bl NZ
ProGuard Liquid (50%) Ov Bl AU
Strikeout Liquid (50%) Ov Bl  NZ
Venus Liquid (50%) Ov Bl AU, NZ
Vetrazin Liquid (50%) Ov Bl AU, NZ
WSD Cy-Guard SC (50%) Ov Bl AU, NZ
Diflubenzuron (%)
Fleecemaster (25%) Ov Li, Bl NZ
Saturate Classic (25%) Ov Li, Bl, Ke NZ
Zenith Concentrate (25%) Ov Li, Bl, Ke NZ
Triflumuron (%)
Zapp (48%) Ov Li, Bl  NZ
With Synthetic Pyrethroids
Cypermethrin (%) all isomer mixtures
Cypafly (23.75%) Bo Fly AU
Cyperguard Dip (10%) Ov Ti, Mi, Li, Bl, Ke IR
Ecofleece Dip (10%) Ov Ti, Mi, Li, Bl, Ke IR
Fenvalerate (%)
Sumifly (20%) Bo, Eq Fly AU
Flumethrin (%)
Bayticol (7.5%) Bo, Eq, Do Ti AU
Permethrin (%) [+ synergist %], all isomer mixtures
Atroban 11% EC (11%) Bo, Eq, Ov, Sw, Po, Pr Fly, Li, Ti, Mi, Mo US
Country Vet Permethrin (13.3%) Bo, Eq, Ov, Sw, Po, Do, Pr Fly, Li, Ti, Mi, Mo US
Deosect (5%) Eq Fly, Li UK
Durvet Permethrin (10%) Bo, Eq, Ov, Sw, Po, Do, Pr Fly, Li, Ti, Mi, Mo US
Gardstar (40%) Bo, Eq, Ov, Sw, Po, Do, Pr Fly, Li, Ti, Mi, Mo US
Martins's Stock Tox X (10%) Bo, Eq, Ov, Sw, Po, Do, Pr Fly, Li, Ti, Mi, Mo US
Permectrin II  (10%) Bo, Eq, Ov, Sw, Po, Do, Pr Fly, Li, Ti, Mi, Mo US
Permethrin E-Pro (36.8%) Bo, Eq, Ov, Sw, Po, Do, Pr Fly, Li, Ti, Mi, Mo US
Prozap Insectrin X (10%) Bo, Eq, Ov, Sw, Po, Do, Pr Fly, Li, Ti, Mi, Mo US
Pyranha 1-10 PX (10%) [10%] Bo, Eq, Ov, Sw, Po, Do, Pr Fly, Li, Ti, Mi, Mo US
With Organophosphates
Chlorfenvinphos (%)
Supona (20%) Bo Fly AU
Coumaphos (%)
Co-Ral Spray (6.15%) Bo, Eq, Sw Fly, Li, Ti US
Diazinon = Dimpylate (%)
Coopers Diazinon (20%) Bo, OvCa, Sw Fly, Li, Mi, Bl AU
Eureka Gold OP (9.93%) Ov Li AU
Nucidol (20%) Bo, OvCa, Sw Fly, LiMi, Bl AU
Osmonds Gold Fleece (60.8%) Ov Mi, LiBl, Ti UK, IR
Paracide 62 (62%) Ov Mi, LiBl, Ti UK  
Summer Dip (10%) Ov Bl, Ti IR
Winter Dip (10%) Ov Bl, Ti IR
WSD Diazinon (20%) Bo, Ca, Sw LiMi, Bl AU
Dichlorvos = DDVP (%)
Vapona (40.2%) Bo Fly, Mo US
Phosmet (%)
Paramite LA Spray (11.75%) Bo, Sw Fly, Li, Ti, Mi US
Prolate/Lintox HD (11.75%) Bo, Sw Fly, Li, Ti, Mi US
Temephos (%)
Assassin (35%) Ov Li AU
Dichlorvos (%)+ tetrachlorvinphos (%)
Ravap E.C. (5.3%) ( 23%) Bo, Eq, Sw, Po, Do Fly, Li, Ti, Mi US
With Spinosyns
Spinosad (%)
Elector PSP (44.2%) Po Mi, Fly US, EU
Extinosad Eliminator (2.5%) Ov LiBl AU, NZ
With other CHEMICAL CLASSES
Thiacloprid (%)
Piranha Ov Li AU
Rotenone (%)
WSD Flockmaster MKII (1.3%) Ov Li, Mi AU
Ivermectin (%)
Coopers Blowfly & Lice (1.6%) Ov Li, Bl AU
IO Jet Away Blowfly & Lice (1.6%) Ov Li, Bl AU
Jetgard Blowfly & Lice (1.6%) Ov Li, Bl AU
Paramax MCS (1.6%) Ov Li, Bl AU
Zinjet (1.6%) Ov Li, Bl AU

 

With Mixtures
Brand Composition Species Pests Countries
Organophosphates (%) + Pyrethroids (%) + Synergist [%]
Barricade 'S' Chlorfenvinphos (13.8%) + cypermethrin (2.5%) Bo, Eq, Ca, Do Ti, Fly, Li AU
Blockade 'S' Chlorfenvinphos (13.8%) + cypermethrin (2.5%) Bo, Eq, Ca, Do Ti, Fly, Li AU
Cyrazin KO Cyromazine (50%) + ivermectin (1.5%) Ov Bl NZ
Cyrex Liquid Cyromazine (50%) + spinosad (1.25%) Ov Li, Bl NZ
Prozap VIP Dichlorvos (0.465%) + pyrethrins (0.025) [0.25%] Bo Fly, Mo US
Saturate Gold Cyromazine (25%) + diflubenzuron (20%) Ov Li, Bl, Ke NZ
Tixafly Ethion (12.5%) + deltamethrin (2.5%) Bo Ti, Fly, Li AU

Country differences may apply: read the product label!

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