Developed for superb results against all variants of Tapeworms, Equitape Horse Wormer uses the active ingredient Praziquantel to create a highly powerful and effective anti-Tapeworm treatment with no effects against other types of worms. Equitape should be administered as part of a comprehensive worming course, particularly when Tapeworms are most prevalent including the start and finish of grazing season.
The presence of worms can be checked in your horse using a Worm Testing Kit.
A white gel containing 90 mg/g praziquantel as active substance. Also contains 0.2 mg/g propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216) and 1.4 mg/g methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218) as preservatives.
Praziquantel is a pyrazino-isoquinoline derivative. For the single dose treatment of infections with cestodes (tapeworms) of the species Anoplocephala perfoliata sensitive to praziquantel.
For oral administration.
One 6.67 g syringe contains sufficient gel to treat one 600 kg horse at the recommended dose rate (1 mg praziquantel per kg bodyweight).
Each graduation on the calibrated syringe delivers sufficient gel to treat 50 kg bodyweight. Use of a scale or weigh tape is recommended to ensure accurate dosing.
The safety of Equitape has not been studied following administration to mares during gestation and lactation, and as such should only be used in mares during pregnancy and lactation after assessment of the benefit/risk balance by your veterinary surgeon.
In horses with severe infections, treatment may result in mild, transient colic and loose faeces due to the destruction of the tapeworms.
In order to limit pasture excretion of the product and its metabolites, horses should remain stabled for 2 days after treatment.
Edible tissues: zero days.
Milk: do not use in mares producing milk for human consumption.
Wash hands thoroughly after treating animals.
Do not eat, drink or smoke during application.
Any spillage of the product onto human skin should be removed by washing with soap and water.
No special precautions for storage.
Discard any unused product after first opening. Any unused product or waste materials should be disposed of in accordance with national requirements.
For animal treatment only.
Keep out of reach and sight of children.
High density polyethylene syringe with cap made of high density polyethylene and plastic plunger made of polystyrol with locking ring, containing 6.67 g of gel.
As tapeworm infection is unlikely to occur in horses before two months of age, treatment of foals below this age is not considered necessary.
Parasite resistance to a particular class of anthelmintic may develop following frequent, repeated use of an anthelmintic of that class.
In the absence of compatibility studies this veterinary product must not be mixed with other medicinal products.
No adverse effects were reported after the administration of Equitape for 3 consecutive days up to 5 times the recommended dose.
Bayer Animal Health
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