||Worm your horse of tapeworms and all major internal parasites
||Combination wormer FDA-approved for pregnant mares
||Convenient, ergonomic dosing syringe worms horses up to 1320 lbs
Target tapeworms and all major horse parasites in a single dose. Oral paste combines two potent antiparasitic agents for effective broad spectrum and specialized worming. The only combination wormer that is FDA-approved for pregnant and nursing mares. Also safe for horses of all ages and classes, including breeding stallions and foals over 4 weeks old. Praziquantel paralyzes tapeworms so they are effectively expelled from the body. Ivermectin controls large and small strongyles, small bloodworms, ascarids, threadworms, pinworms, hairworms, lungworms, large mouth stomach worms, and bots. Convenient, ergonomic dosing syringe eases application without the mess. Each .225 oz syringe contains 1.87% ivermectin and 14.03% praziquantel to treat horses up to 1,320 lbs.
Equimax™ is an FDA-approved, all-in-one anthelmintic and boticide dewormer that combines ivermectin (1.87%) and praziquantel (14.03%) to safely and effectively rid horses of all major internal parasites, including tapeworm, in a single dose. Treats up to 1,320 lbs of body weight.
Consult your veterinarian for assistance in the diagnosis, treatment and control of parasitism. Equimax (ivermectin/praziquantel) Paste is indicated for the treatment and control of the following parasites:
- Tapeworms Anoplocephala perfoliata
- Large Strongyles (adults) Strongylus vulgaris (also early forms in blood vessels) S. edentatus (also tissue stages), S. equinus, and Triodontophorus spp.
- Small Strongyles including those resistant to some benzimidazole class compounds (adults and fourth-stage larvae) Cyathostomum spp., Cylicocyclus spp., Cylicostephanus spp., and Cylicodontophorus spp.
- Pinworms (adults and fourth-stage larvae) Oxyuris equi
- Ascarids (adults and third- and fourth-stage larvae) Parascaris equorum
- Hairworms (adults) Trichostrongylus axei
- Large-mouth Stomach Worms (adults) Habronema muscae
- Bots (oral and gastric stages) Gasterophilus spp.
- Lungworms (adults and fourth-stage larvae) Dictyocaulus arnfieldi
- Intestinal Threadworms (adults) Strongyloides westeri
- Summer Sores caused by Habronema and Draschia spp. cutaneous third-stage larvae
- Dermatitis caused by Neck threadworm microfilariae, Onchocerca sp.
Dosage and Administration
This syringe contains sufficient paste to treat one 1320-lb horse at the recommended dose rate of 91 mcg ivermectin per lb (200 mcg/kg) and 0.68 mg praziquantel per lb (1.5 mg/kg) of body weight. Each weight marking on the syringe plunger delivers enough paste to treat 220 lbs (100 kg) of body weight.
- While holding plunger, turn the knurled ring on the plunger 1/4 turn to the left and slide it so the side nearest the barrel is at the prescribed weight marking.
- Lock the ring in place by making a 1/4 turn to the right.
- Make sure the horse's mouth contains no feed.
- Remove the cover from the tip of the syringe.
- Insert the syringe tip into the horse's mouth at the space between the teeth.
- Depress the plunger as far as it will go, depositing paste on the back of the tongue.
- Immediately raise the horse's head for a few seconds after dosing.
Parasite Control Program
All horses 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 4 weeks of age, and routine treatment repeated as appropriate. Consult your veterinarian for a control program to meet your specific needs. Equimax Paste effectively controls gastrointestinal nematodes, cestodes and bots of horses. Regular treatment will reduce the chances of colic caused by Anoplocephala perfoliata and verminous arteritis caused by Strongylus vulgaris.
Broad-spectrum Control: Equimax Paste kills important internal parasites, including tapeworms, bots and the arterial stages of S. vulgaris, with a single dose. Equimax Paste contains two potent antiparasitic agents that are neither benzimidazoles nor organophosphates.
Equimax Paste may be used in horses 4 weeks of age and older. Stallions may be treated without adversely affecting their fertility. Safety has not been evaluated. Equimax Paste has been formulated specifically for use in horses only. This product should not be used in other animal species as severe adverse reactions, including fatalities in dogs, may result.
Do not use in horses intended for food purposes. Not for use in humans. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. Refrain from eating or smoking when handling. Wash hands after use. Avoid contact with eyes. Ivermectin and excreted ivermectin residues may adversely affect aquatic organisms. Do not contaminate ground or surface water. Dispose of the syringe in an approved landfill or by incineration.
Note For User
Swelling and itching reactions after treatment with ivermectin paste have occurred in horses carrying heavy infections of neck threadworm (Onchocerca sp. microfilariae). These reactions were most likely the result of microfilariae dying in large numbers. Symptomatic treatment may be advisable. Consult your veterinarian should any such reactions occur. Healing of summer sores involving extensive tissue changes may require other appropriate therapy in conjunction with treatment with Equimax Paste. Reinfection, and measures for its prevention, should also be considered. Consult your veterinarian if condition does not improve.
Store at room temperature (25°C/77°F), with excursions permitted between 15°-30°C (59°-86°F).