Xeno 50-Mini Ivermectin Spot-on for Small Animals (pack of 9)

XENO® 50-mini Spot-on solution is a simple and effective spot-on for the prevention and control of common internal and external parasites on small mammals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and small rodents, and small birds.
Brand Xeno
Manufacturer Dechra
Species Chinchilla, Pigeon, Guinea Pig, Ferret, Rabbit, Bird, Small Mammal, Rat, Mouse
Prescription Type AVM-GSL (OTC licensed veterinary medicine)
In stock

What is Xeno 50 Mini spot-on and who is it for?


XENO® 50-Mini Spot-on solution is a simple and effective way to keep your small pet reliably parasite free.

Applied to the skin, XENO® 50-Mini is absorbed into the body and is particularly effective against the parasites which commonly cause ear disease in the rabbit and ferret, and the mites that cause skin disease in guinea pigs, rabbits and rodents. This includes the mite that causes mange in guinea pigs and the condition known as walking dandruff in rabbits.

It is also effective against many of the parasites which cause skin and feather problems in birds.

The active substance in XENO® 50-Mini Spot-on solution is ivermectin, a substance known as an endectocide because it kills parasites that cause infestation inside the body (endoparasites) as well as those living outside the body, on the skin (ectoparasites). Ivermectin is used in many species for the control of mites, roundworms and lice.

XENO® 50-Mini Spot-on solution is intended for use on small rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, rats, hamsters, mice, gerbils, chinchillas and other small rodents up to 1250 g body weight, and birds less than 666 g body weight.

Cartons containing 9 polypropylene tubes, each of 50 ?g ivermectin.

What is in Xeno 50 Mini spot-on?


1 pipette contains:

Active substance: Ivermectin 50 μg

How do I use Xeno 50 Mini spot-on?

  Body weight (g) Amount to apply
Species ( μg = microgram ) From To Drops Pipettes
Small rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, rats, hamsters, mice, gerbils, chinchillas, other small rodents (200-400 μg/kg) 25 50 3 -
50 100 6 -
100 150 9 -
150 200 12 -
200 250 15 1
250 500 - 2
500 750 - 3
750 1000  - 4
1000 1250 - 5

Birds (225 μg/kg)

1 drop per 15 grams bodyweight.

1 pipette per 222 grams bodyweight

It is very important to weigh your animal accurately as overdosing can be harmful. Kitchen scales are useful for weighing small animals, or your veterinary practice can help.
Each pipette contains 50 μg ivermectin. Each pipette contains approximately 15 drops. Each drop will deliver approximately 3.3 micrograms ivermectin.

How to apply:

  1. Holding the pipette firmly in one hand, twist off the cap.
  2. Mammals: Using the dosage table, apply the correct number of drops or pipettes onto the skin on the back of the neck and down the spine.
    Birds: Apply 1 drop (3.3 μg) per 15 g body weight under the feathers onto the skin of the back between the wings. For larger body weight birds apply 1 pipette per 222 g body weight.
  3. For routine prevention of common ectoparasites this dose should be repeated monthly. For the treatment of an existing infestation, repeat doses are required two weeks and four weeks after the initial application.

Special precautions for storage: Keep out of the sight and reach of children. Do not store above 25?C. Protect from light. Discard remaining contents of any opened pipettes immediately following use. Dispose of waste materials in accordance with local requirements.


  • Do not overdose.
  • Avoid use in or around the eyes.
  • Do not use on animals other than those indicated. Serious reactions, including deaths, have been reported in dogs (especially Collies, Old English Sheepdogs and related breeds), tortoises and turtles treated with products containing the active substance. This product is toxic to chelonians. Do not use in tortoises, turtles or related species.
  • For pet animals only. Do not use in animals intended for human consumption. Do not consume eggs from treated birds.

Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the product to animals:

  • Wash hands after use. 

Adverse reactions:

Occasionally, central nervous system disorders, lethargy, inappetance, local irritation and/or hypersensitivity reactions may be observed. These signs may be more common in young animals. Should such a reaction occur, discontinue use and seek veterinary advice. If you notice any serious effects or other effects not mentioned in this data sheet, please inform your veterinary surgeon.

Is there any futher advice I should know about Xeno 50 Mini spot-on?


Xeno Spot-On is not effective against ringworm. Ringworm is a skin disease which can be passed on from your pet to humans. If you think your pet may have ringworm, you should consult a veterinary surgeon.

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