Abamectin in the product Caprimec Broad Spectrum Oral Antiparasitic Solution for Goats

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has before it an application from Virbac (Australia) Pty Limited for the registration of a new product, Caprimec Broad Spectrum Oral Antiparasitic Solution for Goats, which contains 0.8 mg/mL of abamectin. The product is an oral drench that is to be used for the treatment and control of abamectin-sensitive strains of internal parasites of goats (including benzimidazole-, levamisole- and morantel-resistant strains).

The application involves consideration of the proposal to extend the use of abamectin to a new food-producing animal species (goats), along with the establishment of Australian Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for abamectin in goat commodities (meat, offal and milk). Additionally, the application requires the setting of meat and milk withholding periods (WHPs), establishment of an export slaughter interval (ESI), and approval of the proposed product label. 

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