Virbac Equimax Wormer Ivermectin-Praziquantal paste.
Equimax paste contains ivermectin for routine worm control and praziquantel one of the world’s most effective tapeworm treatments. Ideally Equimax should be used at the beginning and end of the grazing season to provide maximum control against roundworms, tapeworms and bots in the spring and autumn ensuring your horse starts and ends the year as free as possible from worm infection.
- Equimax is quite different from all other horse wormers. In fact, it was the first horse wormer effective on all major Parasites, including tapeworms and bots, in a single dose.
- Equimax is an all-in-one, combination wormer containing two different active ingredients.
- The combination of ivermectin and praziquantel is capable of treating multiple-specie infestations. This means Equimax has the best combined efficacy and the broadest spectrum of activity of any wormer.
- Equimax is the only product registered to treat all 3 species of equine tapeworm.
- Use Spring and Autumn as a single dose for tapeworm. Lasts 8-10 weeks.
- Equimax is safe to use in all horses including pregnant mares, stallions and foals over 2 weeks of age. Safety trials have proved that it has no effect on pregnancy or fertility.
- One syringe will treat 700kg bodyweight.
Equimax paste 700 kg ivermectin paste Reg.nl URA 9950 18.7 mg / g Praziquantal 140.3 mg / g
Withdrawal period 35 days.
Contra-indications, warnings, etc;
- For animal treatment only.
- Not to be used in foals under two weeks of age.
- Some horses carrying heavy infection of Onchocerca microfilariae have experienced reactions with swelling and itching after treatment. It is assumed to be the result of death of large numbers of microfilariae. These signs resolve within a few days but symptomatic treatment may be advisable.
- Equimax Oral paste for Horses has been formulated specifically for use in horses. Dogs and cats may be adversely affected by the concentration of ivermectin in this product, if they are allowed to ingest spilled paste or have access to used syringes.
- As ivermectin is extremely dangerous to fish and aquatic life, treated animals should not have direct access to surface water and ditches during treatment.
- Wash hands after use.
- Avoid eye contact.
- Do not smoke or eat while handling the product.
- Withdrawal period- Horses may be slaughtered for human consumption only after 35 days from the last treatment.
- Container disposal- Any unused product or waste material should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements. Ivermectin is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO FISH AND AQUATIC LIFE. Do not contaminate surface water or ditches with the product or used containers.
- Keep out of the reach of children. Store below 30° C.
- Part-used syringes should be stored below 25° C.
- Following withdrawal of the first dose, use the product within 6 months.
Prescription required- Homeovet Vet.Practice free prescription service.
Dosage and administration
Equimax Oral Paste for Horses is given by mouth at the recommended dose rate of 200 micrograms of ivermectin and 1.5mg of praziquantel per kg of bodyweight as a single dose, corresponding to 1.07g of paste per 100kg bodyweight. The first syringe division delivers sufficient paste to treat 100kg of bodyweight. Each subsequent syringe division delivers sufficient paste to treat 50kg of bodyweight. The syringe delivers sufficient paste to treat 700kg bodyweight at the recommended dose rate.
The horse’s weight should be accurately determined to ensure use of the correct dose of product.
Before administration adjust the syringe to the calculated dosage by setting the ring on the plunger.
The animal’s mouth must be free of food. The syringe should be placed between the front and back teeth and the paste deposited at the base of the tongue. Immediately elevate the head for a few seconds to ensure that the product is swallowed. Treatment is recommended at least twice a year, in spring and autumn or according to veterinary advice. Intermediate roundworm treatment is advisable
- Treatment for encysted redworms should be done at least once per year.
- Treatment for tapeworms should be included in the autumn and spring.
- Bot treatments should be timed for the autumn/winter
- Rotate Wormers to prevent the possibility of drug resistance forming for a particular drug group.
- Do not underdose as this can encourage resistance. Use a weight tape.