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Bimeda Embotape Wormer

Bimeda Embotape Wormer
1 Syringe (Treats 600kg Horse and Donkey)

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  • 1 Syringe (Treats 600kg Horse and Donkey) £7.19


Designed and formulated to treat and control infestations of adult large and small Redworms, Ascarids and Pinworms within the equine gasto-intestinal tract. Suitable for horses, ponies and donkeys, Embotape is also highly effective on Tapeworms but a double dose is required.

The presence of roundworms can be checked in your horse using a Worm Testing Kit.

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Medication Datasheets

1 Syringe (Treats 600kg Horse and Donkey)

Embotape Oral Paste 40% w/w

Qualitative and quantitative composition

Active Substance Per Syringe

Pyrantel embonate 11.4g

Pharmaceutical form

Oral Paste.

Pale yellow to buff coloured paste.

Clinical particulars

Target species

Horses and ponies.

Indications for use

Pyrantel embonate is a broad spectrum anthelmintic. Pyrantel embonate is indicated for use in the horse for the control and treatment of adult infections of large and small strongyles, Pinworms, Roundworms, Tapeworms.

Pyrantel embonate has a broad spectrum of activity, including activity against:

Large strongyles: Stronglylus vulgaris, S. edentatus, S. equinus.

Small strongyles:Trichonema spp. (Cyathostomes), Triodontophorus spp.

Pinworms: Oxyuris equi, Probstmayria vivipara.

Large roundworms: Parascaris equorum.

Tape worms: Anoplocephala perfoliata.


Not for use in foals less than 4 weeks of age.

Contraindicated in known sensitivity to pyrantel and in severely debilitated animals.

Special warnings for each target species

Care should be taken to avoid the following practices because they increase the risk of development of resistence and could ultimately result in ineffective therapy:

Suspected clinical cases of resistence to anthelmintics should be further investigated using appropriate tests (e.g. Faecal Egg Count Reduction Test). Where the results of the test(s) strongly suggest resistance to a particular anthelmintic, an anthelmintic belonging to another pharmacological class and having a different mode of action should be used.

Resistance to pyrantel has been reported in cyathostomes in horses (also widespread in the USA and Canada). Therefore the use of this product should be based on local (regional, farm) epidemiological information about susceptibility of nematodes and recommendations on how to limit further selection for resistence to anthelmintics.

Special precautions for use

Special precautions for use in animals

The same syringe should only be used to dose two animals if they are both healthy and are either running together, or are on the same premises and in direct contact with each other.

Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals

Direct contact with the skin should be avoided.

Wash hands and any other parts of the body which comes into contact with the product after use.

Avoid handling the product if you know you are hypersensitive to pyrantel.

Adverse reactions

Pyrantel embonate is safe for horses and ponies of all ages, including sucklings, pregnant mares and studs. Impaction of the small intestine may occur in foals, infected with high numbers of Parascaris equorum. Symptoms (colic) may be seen as soon as 30 minutes after treatment

Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay

Embotape is safe to give to pregnant and lactating mares provided the recommendations are followed.


Combined administration of pyrantel and levamisole or piperazine is not recommended.

Amounts to be administered and administration route

Control and treatment of Strongyles, Oxyuris and Parascaris:

Embotape should be used at a dose rate of 19 mg pyrantel embonate per kg bodyweight. The dosing programmes are as follows:

Control and treatment of Anoplocephala (Tapeworm):

Embotape should be used at a dose rate of 38mg pyrantel embonate per kg bodyweight (i.e. twice the dose used for stronglyes). The need for re-treatment may vary, but if considered necessary, should be carried out after an interval of 6 weeks.

To ensure administration of a correct dose, body weight should be determined as accurately as possible; accuracy of the dosing device should be checked.


Pyrantel embonate is of low accurate oral toxicity. Oral doses of up to 2000mg/kg bodyweight in mice and rats and 1000mg/kg in dogs have produced no evidence of toxicity.

Pyrantel embonate, at dosages of up to 60mg/kg bodyweight, as base, (some 20 times the standard therapeutic dose) had no adverse effects on horses, ponies or foals. Monitoring included haematological parameters, and serum cholinesterase and glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase levels.

Withdrawal periods

Not to be used in horses and ponies intended for human consumption.

Treated horses may never be slaughtered for human consumption.

The horse must have been declared as not intended for human consumption under national horse passport legislation.

Pharmacological particulars

ATC vet code QP52AF02.

Pyrantel embonate is a broad spectrum anthelmintic with a depolarising neuromuscular blocking action which results in spastic paralysis of the worm, and their expulsion from the intestinal tract.

Pyrantel embonate also inhibits cholinesterases which contributes to its neuromuscular effects. Pyrantel embonate is poorly absorbed from the gastronintestinal tract, making it suitable for use as an intestinal anthelmintic. The small amount of pyrantel embonate which is absorbed is quickly metabolised with little being excreted intact.

Pharmaceutical particulars

List of Excipients

Butylated hydroxytoluenePolysorbate 80Silica Colloidal AnhydrousMaize Oil

Major incompatibilities

None Known.

Shelf life

Shelf-life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 2 years.

Special precautions for storage

Do not store above 25°C.Protect from direct sunlight.

Immediate packaging

28.5g white, low density polyethylene syringe with a low density polyethylene cap. The syringe is fitted with a screw ring on a graduated plunger allowing adjustment of 1 to 6 doses of the product. Graduations on the syringe at 100kg bodyweight intervals.


Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.

Marketing Authorisation Number

Vm 12597/4043

Date of revision of the text

2 June 2009

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