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Month

Worm Against

Chemical Group

Active Ingredients

Suggested Wormers

FEB
MAR

Single Dose Tapeworm or Double Dose Tapeworm

Praziquantel

Praziquantel
(single)

Equitape or Equimax

(single)

Pyrantel Embonate

Pyrantel Embonate
(double)

Strongid P
(double dose)

Pyratape p
(double dose)

 

Immature Encysted Small Redworms

Benzimidazole

Fenbendazole
(5 day)

Panacur Equine Guard

Panacur

Avermectin

Moxidectin (80%)

Equest

APR
MAY
JUN

JULY
AUG

Use one chemical group for this period worming regularly dependant on the products specific recommendations. Change chemical group each year on a four-year rotation. This stops immunity in worms against chemicals.

Avermectin

Moxidectin

Equest

Ivermectin

Equest or Equimax

 

Praziquantel

Praziquantel

Equitape or Equimax

Benzimidazole

Fenbendazole

Panacur

SEP

Single Dose Tapeworm or Double Dose Tapeworm

Praziquantel

Praziquantel
(single)

Equitape or Equimax

Pyrantel Embonate

Pyrantel Embonate
(double)

Strongid P

OCT
NOV
DEC
JAN

Immature Large Redworms

Fenbendazole

Fenbendazole
(5 day)

Panacur Equine Guard

Panacur

Bots (after 1st Frost)

Avermectin

Moxidectin

Equest

Ivermectin

Eqvalan

Migrating Large Redworm

Avermectin

Moxidectin

Equest

Ivermectin

Eqvalan

Please consult your VET for specific advice requirements for your horse.

Active ingredients of worming products

Brand Name

Active Ingredient

Equest Oral Gel

Moxidectin

Equitape

Praziquantel

Eqvalan Paste for Horses

Ivermectin

Eqvalan Duo

Ivermectin + Praziquantel

Equimax Horse Wormer Syringe

Ivermectin + Praziquantel

Eraquell

Ivermectin

Noromectin

Ivermectin

Panacur Equine Paste

Fenbendazole

Panacur Equine Granules

Fenbendazole

Panacur 5 Day Guard

Fenbendazole

Pyratape-P Paste

Pyrantel Embonate

Strongid-P Granules

Pyrantel Embonate

Strongid-P Paste

Pyrantel Embonate

Telmin Horse Granules (2x20gms)

Mebendazole

Telmin Horse Paste

Mebendazole

Vectin Gel

Ivermectin

Multiworm 500ml

Herbal Liquid

Verm-X 800gms

Herbal Powder


A description of the different equine worming brands

NOROMECTIN HORSE PASTE
NOROMECTIN HORSE PASTE
For the treatment and control of adult and immature roundworms, lungworms and bots in horses and donkeys.
Noromectin 1.87% Oral Paste for horses. Kills the adult and larval stages of the important internal parasites of horses.
Contains Ivermectin and titanium dioxide.

EQUEST
EQUEST
Over 90% of all small redworm found in your horse will be encysted larvae.
These will not show up on an egg count so the level of infection can be difficult to access, but because of
the unique way Moxidectin (the active Ingredient in Equest) works. Equest is the only wormer licensed to control all stages of encysted small redworm in a single dose.  Equest also remains in the horses system for a further 2 weeks once treated thereby reducing the horses’ risk of re-infection and pasture contamination. Equest also has a lower toxicity to dung dwelling insects than the Ivermectin based wormers. This again reduces pasture contamination as these insects help clear the pastures of dung.

Equest is also highly economical as only 4 single doses are required for year round bot and roundworm control. This long dosing interval may also reduce the risk of resistance building up. Wastage is also reduced due to the unique clear gel formula which melts in your horses mouth meaning there will be no more spat out paste.

EQUITAPE
EQUITAPE
Equitape is the sister product to Equest and is used for the specific SINGLE dose control of tapeworms. It is estimated that tapeworm infection in horses is increasing. As many as 2 out of 3 horses may be infected by tapeworms. Praziquantel (the active ingredient in Equitape) has been for many years used to control tapeworms in cats’ dogs and even humans.

Equitape is an easy to administer, paste formula which will easily fit in to your existing worming programme.

VECTIN
VECTIN
Vectin is a broad spectrum wormer for horses and donkeys containing the active ingredient Ivermectin. This will treat large and small redworm, lugworms, pinworms, bots and the lesser important parasites hair worms, neck thread worms and large mouth stomach worms. Dosage is every 8 to 10 weeks and can be used in foals, pregnant mares and stallions (foals should be treated at 6 weeks of age well before the ascarid worms reach maturity).
Each syringe is designed for easy administration will treat 600 Kg bodyweight. Vectin is an apple flavoured gel to make dosing less stressful.


PANACUR
Panacur wormers contain the active ingredient Fenbendazole there are 3 types of Panacur wormer All 3 can be used on pregnant mares and young foals.

PANACUR EQUINE GUARD
PANACUR EQUINE GUARD 

A 5 day course easily administered by mixing with your horses daily feed. It is effective against all stages of small redworms (including encysted larvae), large redworms and pinworms. It is recommended that Equine Guard is used in late October/November and again in February  to combat the mass emergence of encysted mucosal small red worm

 

PANACUR EQUINE PASTE
PANACUR EQUINE PASTE
Comes in an easy to use syringe which will treat up to 600Kg bodyweight. It is flavoured with apple and cinnamon and is effective against large and small redworms, redworm eggs and pinworms
 

PANACUR EQUINE GRANULES
PANACUR EQUINE GRANULES
This is a granular form of the Panacur Paste, easily administered by mixing with your horses daily feed. 1 sachet will treat up to 300 Kg bodyweight
 

EQVALAN
EQVALAN 

Eqvalan has the naturally derived Ivermectin as its active ingredient. There is no known resistance even though over 200 million doses have been used since it was launched. Eqvalan kills more types of worms than any other wormer including large redworms, small redworms, pinworms, large roundworms, threadworms, hairworms and many other parasites including bots. Its weakness is that it is ineffective against tapeworms. Eqvalan can be used safely in pregnant mares and young foals. It comes in syringe form and 1 syringe will treat up to 600KG bodyweight. Foals should be treated initially at 6 to 8 weeks of age and then every 8 weeks until they are 18 months old. Older horses should be treated every 8 to 10 weeks.

EQVALAN DUO
EQVALAN
DUO
Eqvalan Duo combines two ingredients: ivermectin - to control all the common roundworms and bots plus praziquantel to control tapeworms. This is an alternative to double doses or multiple treatments and takes some of the  complication out of worming programmes. A single dose of Eqvalan Duo every eight to ten weeks can control all major species of equine parasite. Eqvalan Duo is licensed to control more species and stages of equine parasite than any other equine wormer on the market

EQUIMAX
EQUIMAX

Equimax 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.
Each syringe is uniquely designed for ease of use and will treat up to 600 Kg bodyweight. As it only requires one dose of Equimax to control tapeworms double dosing is a thing of the past thus making tapeworm control more cost effective and user friendly.

ERAQUELL
ERAQUELL

Eraquell is the sister product to Equimax, containing the active ingredient ivermectin which kills more roundworms and bots than any other worming ingredient. Eraquell plays an important part in your strategic worming programme, providing unsurpassed control of worms during summer grazing.
Eraquell is an oral syringe with a specially designed short body to suit even the smallest of hands. Dosage intervals are 8 to 10 weeks and each syringe contains enough product to treat 600 Kg bodyweight

TELMIN
TELMIN

Telmin comes in both paste and granular forms and has the active ingredient mebendazole. Telmin is designed to be effective against parasites such as large and small redworms, pinworms and lungworms but still have a very gentle effect on all horses. This makes Telmin especially suitable for broodmares and foals. The dosage interval for Telmin is every 6 weeks.

STRONGID P  STRONGID P GRANULES
STRONGID P

Strongid P comes in both oral paste and granules. The active ingredient is Pyrantel Embonate making Strongid P highly effective against gut dwelling roundworms. A double dose will also provide effective tapeworm control (tapeworm treatment is best in the spring and autumn) Strongid P will also treat Benzimidazole resistant strains of small redworms.

Dosage intervals are 6 to 8 weeks but during summer (when at grass) dose every 6 to 8 weeks. The oral syringe which also comes in caramel flavour will treat up to 600 Kg bodyweight whereas the granules which are administered by mixing with the feed will treat up to 300 Kg bodyweight. Please remember that a DOUBLE dose of Strongid P is required for tapeworm control
 

PYRATAPE P
PYRATAPE P
Pyratape P contains the active ingredient Pyrantel Embonate making it an effective treatment against large and small redworms, ascarids and pinworms. Tapeworms are also controlled by using a double dose.
Pyratape P is an oral paste with each syringe capable of treating up to 600 Kg bodyweight. Dosage during the grazing season should be every 6 to 8 weeks but during the rest of the year intervals of 6 to 8 weeks will be sufficient. It is also recommended that new horses and horses that have spent the winter inside should be wormed with Pyratape P and then kept stabled for 3 to 4 days. Please remember that for tapeworm control a DOUBLE dose is required.

Horse Worming Tips
IF YOU ARE IN ANY DOUBT ABOUT YOUR HORSES HEALTH, PLEASE CONSULT YOUR VET.

Never feed a horse direct from the stable floor where the environment may be contaminated.
Always read the packaging and follow the instructions.
Moxidectin based Wormers should not be used on foals less than 4 months of age.
Moxidectin based Wormers should not be used on severely debilitated horses.
Pyrantel Embonate based Wormers should not be used on debilitated horses.
When worming your horse, give him a treat, so that he remembers worming in a positive light.
Never under-dose as this could lead to resistance.
Do not over stock pasture which can force animals’ top graze where the worm count is high.
Given enough room to graze horses will develop their own grazing and toilet areas know as lawns and troughs
Rest your pastures if possible for six months or so as frost and sun can help kill infected areas.
Keep your stable and feeding environment clean and hygienic by using a good disinfectant.
Worm all horses that are on the same yard on the same day with the same active ingredient .
Worm all newcomers to your yard and stable them for 24 hours before allowing them on the pastures.
If horses are moved to clean pastures worm them 48 hours before the move to prevent the spread of infection.
Try to graze young horses away from older horses as the younger horses carry the biggest worm burden and as such are responsible for the majority of pasture contamination.
Try to pick droppings up as often as possible twice weekly is ideal but weekly will help.
Get friendly with a local farmer and let him graze sheep on your horse paddocks as they are great vacuum cleaners and will not pass worms to your horses.
Keep accurate records of your worming procedures.
If you suspect a resistance to Benzimidazole based wormers consult your vet and arrange a faecal egg count.
Know the weight of your horse to ensure it gets the correct dose. Weighing tapes are inexpensive and as a horses weight will fluctuate, important to use with every dose.
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