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Synthetic Substances - Parasiticides

A federal register notice was effective May 16, 2012 adds two livestock parasiticide substances, Moxidectin and Fenbendazole to the National List.

A federal register notice was effective May 16, 2012 adds two livestock parasiticide substances, Moxidectin and Fenbendazole to the National List.

§ 205.603 Synthetic substances allowed for use in organic livestock production.
(a) * * *
(18) Parasiticides. Prohibited in slaughter stock, allowed in emergency treatment for dairy and breeder stock when organic system plan-approved preventive management does not prevent infestation. Milk or milk products from a treated animal cannot be labeled as provided for in subpart D of this part for 90 days following treatment. In breeder stock, treatment cannot occur during the last third of gestation if the progeny will be sold as organic and must not be used during the lactation period for breeding stock.
(i) Fenbendazole (CAS # 43210–67–9)—only for use by or on the lawful written order of a licensed veterinarian.
(ii) Ivermectin (CAS # 70288–86–7).
(iii) Moxidectin (CAS # 113507–06–5)—for control of internal parasites only.

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