Eqvalan Horse Wormer Paste (Ivermectin)
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- Eqvalan Horse Wormer Paste (Ivermectin)
- Dosage and administration
- Contra-indications & Warnings
EQVALAN HORSE WORMER - IVERMECTIN
Eqvalan is a white ready-to-use paste formulation for oral administration containing 1.87% w/w ivermectin.
For the treatment and control of adult and immature roundworms, lungworms and bots of horses and donkeys.
EQVALAN Paste for Horses at the recommended dose rate of 200 micrograms ivermectin per kg bodyweight provides effective treatment and control of the following parasites of horses and donkeys:
Strongylus vulgaris (adults and arterial larval stages), S. edentatus (adults and tissue larval stages), S. equinus (adults), Triodontophorus spp. (adults), T. brevicauda, T. serratus, Craterostomum acuticaudatum (adults).
Adult and immature (fourth stage larvae) small strongyles or cyathostomes, including benzimidazole-resistant strains: Coronocyclus spp., including C. coronatus, C. labiatus, C. labratus; Cyathostomum spp., including C. catinatum, C. pateratum; Cylicocyclus spp., including C. ashworthi, C. elongatus, C. insigne, C. lepostomum, C. nassatus, C. radiatus; Cylicostephanus spp., including C. asymetricus, C. bidentatus, C. calicatus, C. goldi, C. longibursatus, C. minutus; Cylicodontophorus spp., including C. bicornatus; Gyalocephalus capitatus; Parapoteriostomum spp. including P. euproctus, P. mettami; Petrovinema spp. including P. poculatum; Poteriostomum spp. including P. imparidentatum.
Lungworms (adults and immatures), Dictyocaulus arnfieldi. Pinworms (adults and immatures), Oxyuris equi, Ascarids (adults and immature), Parascaris equorum, Hairworms (adults), Trichostrongylus axei, Large-mouth stomach worms (adults), Habronema muscae, Neck threadworms (microfilariae), Onchocerca spp. Intestinal threadworms (adults), Strongyloides westeri and Stomach bots, Oral and gastric stages of Gastrophilus spp.
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.
Do not store above 25°C.
Protect from light.
Keep out of the reach of children.
EQVALAN Paste for Horses is given orally at the recommended dose rate of 0.2 mg ivermectin per kg of bodyweight. Each syringe delivers 120 mg ivermectin, sufficient to treat 600 kg of bodyweight.
Parasite control program:
All horses and donkeys should be included in a regular parasite control program, with particular attention being paid to mares, foals and yearlings. Foals should be treated initially at 6 to 8 weeks of age, and routine treatment repeated as appropriate.
EQVALAN Paste for Horses is highly effective against gastro-intestinal, cutaneous and pulmonary nematodes and bots of horses. Regular treatment will reduce the chances of verminous arteritis and colic caused by Strongylus vulgaris. With its broad spectrum, the product is well suited to be the major medication in parasite control programs and is well suited to be the major component in a rotational program.
Each weight marking on the syringe plunger will deliver sufficient paste to treat 100kg bodyweight. Unlock the knurled ring by making ¼ turn and slide the knurled ring up the plunger shaft so that the side nearest the barrel is at the prescribed weight marking. Turn the knurled ring ¼ turn to lock in place. Remove the plastic cap from the tip of the nozzle. Make sure the horse's mouth contains no feed. Insert the syringe into the horse's mouth at the interdental space. Advance the plunger as far as it will go, depositing the medication on the base of the tongue.
Some horses carrying heavy infection of Onchocerca microfilariae have experienced oedema and pruritus following dosing, 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.
EQVALAN Paste for Horses has been formulated specifically for use in horses and donkeys only. Dogs or 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.
Do not smoke, eat or drink while handling the product. Wash hands after use.
This product may cause skin and eye irritation. Therefore, the user should avoid contact of the product with the skin and the eyes. In the case of contact rinse immediately with plenty of water.
In the case of accidental ingestion or eye irritation after contact seek medical advise immediately and show the package insert or the label to the physician.
For animal treatment only.
Donkeys - meat: 21 days.
Horses - meat: 21 days.
EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO FISH AND AQUATIC LIFE. Do not contaminate ponds, waterways or ditches with the product or used container. Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste material derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.