Aludex Mite Wash is a clear concentrate for dilution and topical application containing 5% w/v amitraz as Amitraz technical, BP (Vet). For the treatment of local and generalised demodectic mange and sarcoptic mange in dogs.
Use 50 ml Aludex per 5 litres of water for small dogs or 100 ml Aludex per 10 litres of water for larger dogs. Whatever the quantity of wash required, it is essential that the initial concentration is not varied from 1 part Aludex to 100 parts water (0.05% amitraz). Repeat the treatment at intervals of 5 to 7 days until neither live mites or viable eggs can be identified microscopically in skin scrapings. In the absence of facilities to determine the degree of control by skin scrapings, continue treatment for at least 3 weeks after all overt symptoms have subsided.
Use 25ml Aludex per 5 litres of water for small dogs, or 50ml Aludex per 10 litres of water for larger dogs. Do not vary the concentration from 1 part Aludex to 200 parts water (0.025% amitraz). Repeat treatment at weekly intervals for 2 to 6 weeks.
- If necessary, shampoo the dog to remove dirt and grease. Long-haired animals can be clipped prior to treatment if required.
- Prepare the dog wash outdoors, or in a well ventilated area, by adding the appropriate amount of Aludex to the required volume of clean warm water, stirring to ensure complete mixing. Prepare only the required amount of wash for each individual treatment. Fouled wash becomes unstable after 6 hours and must be safely discarded. Sufficient wash should be prepared to allow complete immersion of the dog's paws and to enable complete wetting of the animal. 5 litres of the wash is normally a minimum requirement and up to 10 litres may be required for larger dogs.
- In the well-ventilated area, stand the dog in a bath or sink and pour the wash over the animal, gently working into the skin and hair with a soft brush or sponge to ensure the dog is thoroughly wetted to the skin in all areas. Avoid excessive contact with mucosal membrane.
- Do NOT rinse the dog but remove it from the bath and allow it to dry naturally in a warm, draught-free place. Alternatively, it can be a good idea to take the dog for a short walk after treatment to allow it to start to dry. This also helps to disperse the solvent fumes and stops the dog licking itself and ingesting the wash. Using an Elizabethan collar to prevent licking can also be helpful on some dogs. Do not use a hair dryer.
- Avoid handling the dog after treatment until the coat is dry.
Amitraz has been used for the treatment of other ectoparasitic infestations such as mange mites in other small animal species (rabbits, guinea pigs, rats and hamsters etc). A more dilute concentration of Aludex is required.
Legal Category: POM-V
IMPORTANT LEGAL INFORMATION: this is a Veterinary Prescription Only Medicine (POM-V), which can only be prescribed by a veterinary surgeon, but may be dispensed by another veterinary surgeon or pharmacist. You will need to post us the original signed prescription before we can send you the medicines.
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