Equimax Horse Wormer - Dual Wormer (treats up to 700kg)
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EQUIMAX HORSE WORMER - DUAL WORMER (TREATS UP TO 700KG BODY WEIGHT)
Equimax is an all-in-one, combination wormer containing two different active ingredients ivermectin and praziquantel. Equimax 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 contains Ivermectin and Praziquantel. For the treatment of infestation due to adult and immature roundworm, lungworm, Bots and tapeworm.
Use Spring and Autumn as a single dose for tapeworm.
Lasts 8-10 weeks.
One syringe of Equimax will treat 700kg bodyweight.
Can be given to pregnant mares.
Equimax is for use in all horses that have mixed infestations of roundworms, tapeworms and bots, and is the only product registered to treat all 3 species of equine tapeworm (more information : see Package Insert).
The formula of Equimax is unique to Virbac and is protected by international patents in Australia, USA, Europe and, in other countries.
Safety Studies have proven Equimax is safe to use on all types of horses. Equimax has been proven safe in stallions at 5x the recommended dose rate and, in pregnant mares at 3x the recommended dose. It is equally safe on foals at more than 5x the normal level, and can be safely administered to foals from 2 weeks of age.
Equimax is a fluid, oral gel formulated for rapid administration and a reduced risk of wastage. Equimax has been flavoured with green apple to make it especially appealing to your horse. Equimax is presented in a specially designed Syringe that is more accurate and easier to use.
These products, as well as being available from vets and pharmacists, can be supplied by a suitably qualified person (SQP) from a pharmacy registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and from premises approved by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD). Our SQP Mrs Diane Harris, number QE7160, is available for advice regarding worming schedules and procedures if required.
Within the current legislation it is our duty to determine the purchaser is a legitimate buyer and owner of an animal requiring treatment. Upon completion of purchasing these goods you will be asked some questions regarding the animal for compliance with the Veterinary Medicines Regulations, please be aware that we may contact you to confirm any details if necessary.
If you are buying a medicine for a horse that is NOT signed out of the food chain (section IX of its passport) you should ensure that the product is suitable
Always read the instructions before use.
Safety precautions may be necessary during administration, please consult the packaging and/or product literature.
This is for food producing animals.
A white homogenous, oral gel containing: 1.87% w/w ivermectin Ph.Eur. 14.03% w/w praziquantel Ph.Eur. Uses For the treatment and control of adult and immature gastrointestinal roundworms, lungworms, bots and tapeworms of horses, including: Large strongyles Strongylus vulgaris adults and 4th larval (arterial) stages Strongylus edentatus adults and 4th larval (tissue) stages Strongylus equinus adults Triodontophorus spp adults Small strongyles, adults Cyathostomum spp. Cylicocyclus spp. Cylicodontophorus spp. Cylicostephanus spp. Gyalocephalus spp. Hairworms Trichostrongylus axei adults Pinworms Oxyuris equi adults and immatures Ascarids Parascaris equorum adults and immatures Intestinal threadworms Strongyloides westeri adults Large-mouth stomach worms Habronema muscae adults Neck threadworms Onchocerca spp. (microfilariae) Lungworms Dictyocaulus arnfieldi adult and immature Stomach bots Gasterophilus spp. oral and gastric larval stages Tapeworms Anoplocephala perfoliata Anoplocephala magna Paranoplocephala mamillana.
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.
Packaging Quantities: 1 syringe, containing 7.49g of 1.87% w/w ivermectin and 14.03% w/w praziquantel paste. Further information No known interaction with other equine medicaments. Studies in other species showed no teratogenic or embryotoxic effect from either ivermectin or praziquantel at the recommended doses during therapy. A tolerance study performed in foals from 2 weeks of age with doses up to 5 times the recommended dosage showed no adverse reactions. Safety studies conducted with Equimax administered to mares at 3 times the recommended dosage at 14 day intervals during the whole gestation and lactation did not show any abortions, any adverse effects on the gestation, parturition and on the mares general health, nor any abnormalities on the foals. Safety studies conducted with Equimax administered to stallions at 3 times the recommended dosage did not show any adverse effects in particular on the reproductive performances.
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. Pharmaceutical precautions 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.