Virbac introduces dual-active worm control for cattle

Cydectin Platinum is highly effective against major current worm strains in cattle. (Image source:

Animal health company Virbac Australia has launched Cydectin Platinum, the next generation of cattle pour-on drenches

The company stated that it is the world’s first dual active moxidectin and levamisole cattle pour-on powered by DMI-SorbTM technology to offer unrivalled worm control to cattle producers.

Cydectin Platinum was developed, tested and manufactured locally in Australia, and is the second innovative drench combination of Virbac in just three years after Tridectin’s success for sheep. Cydectin Platinum’s development took seven years to complete and involved Australian farmers, veterinarians, formulation experts, parasitologists and market experts.

Cydectin Platinum is the only drench combination with claims of persistence and also has the shortest WHP and ESI of any drench combination on the market, ensuring that cattle producers never miss a market opportunity.

Dr Matt Ball, tech services manager at Virbac, said Cydectin Platinum is highly effective against major current worm strains in cattle including those that are highly resistant. 

“Dual actives allow worms to be attacked in different ways, killing the worms learning to survive single active drench chemicals. This drench is a game-changer, offering unrivalled dual active worm control in the convenience of a pour-on with a short ESI and no known effect on dung beetles. It can easily replace the use of any cattle drench.”

Tiago Carmona, Virbac Australia’s senior cattle product manager, said Cydectin Platinum is the result of innovative thinking, and the next level of animal health science and drenches technology.