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Equest contains moxidectin and is one of the few wormers licensed to control the important encysted larval stages of small red worms. It has a long period of anti-worm activity after the dose has been given (13 weeks) and so helps to reduce pasture contamination. Equest is also less toxic to the natural beetles and other insects which help to break up the dung on the pasture, compared with ivermectin-based products. This means that pastures tend to remain cleaner and healthier where the dung is not collected from the field.
The presence of worms can be checked in your horse using a Worm Testing Kit.
If tapeworm control is also needed, then Equest Pramox has to be used, which contains the additional ingredient praziquantel.
EQUEST Oral Gel contains 18.92 mg/g moxidectin. Also contains 37.84 mg/g benzyl alcohol and 0.24 mg/g disodium edetate as preservatives.
Moxidectin is a second generation macrocyclic lactone of the milbemycin family.
For the treatment and control of adult and larval stages of important internal parasites including encysted inhibited EL3 and developing intramucosal L4 larval stages of small redworms, arterial stages of large redworms and bots in horses and ponies with a single dose.
EQUEST Oral Gel, at the recommended dosage level of 400 mcg moxidectin per kg bodyweight, provides effective control of moxidectin sensitive strains of the following parasites of horses and ponies:
Strongylus vulgaris (adults and arterial stages)
Strongylus edentatus (adults and visceral stages)
Triodontophorus brevicauda (adults)
Triodontophorus serratus (adults)
Triodontophorus tenuicollis (adults)
Small strongyles (adults and intraluminal larval stages):
EQUEST Oral Gel is effective against (developing) intramucosal L4 stages of small strongyles. At eight weeks after treatment early (hypobiotic) EL3 stages of small strongyles are eliminated.
EQUEST Oral Gel is effective against benzimidazole resistant strains of cyathostomes.
Parascaris equorum (adult and larval stages)
Oxyuris equi (adult and larval stages)
Habronema muscae (adults)
Gasterophilus intestinalis (L2, L3)
Gasterophilus nasalis (L2, L3)
Strongyloides westeri (adults)
EQUEST Oral Gel has a persistent effect in preventing infection by small strongyles for 2 weeks after dosing and suppresses the presence of small strongyle eggs in the dung for 90 days.
For oral administration. One 14.8 g syringe contains sufficient gel to treat one 700 kg horse at the recommended dose rate (0.4 mg moxidectin per kg bodyweight). Each graduation on the calibrated syringe delivers sufficient gel to treat 25 kg bodyweight. Use of a scale or weigh tape is recommended to ensure accurate dosing. To avoid overdosing, care should be taken to accurately dose foals, especially low bodyweight foals or young ponies.
The persistent activity of EQUEST Oral Gel and its effectiveness against inhibited and developing larvae in the intestinal mucosa enables a reduction in the dosing frequency in strategic parasite control programmes. The recommended dosing interval for the control of small strongyles is 13 weeks. Consult your veterinary surgeon for the appropriate programme for your specific needs.
Do not administer to young foals less than 4 months of age.
EQUEST Oral Gel is formulated specifically for use in horses only. Dogs or cats may be adversely affected by the concentration of moxidectin in this product if they are allowed to ingest spilled gel or have access to used syringes. Neurological signs (such as ataxia, muscle tremor and convulsions) and digestive clinical signs (such as hypersalivation) were recorded.
Do not administer in case of known hypersensitivity to the active ingredient or to any other milbemycins and to any other ingredients of the veterinary medicinal product.
Do not use the same syringe to treat more than one animal unless horses are running together or in direct contact with each other on the same premises.
Meat and offal: 32 days.
Do not smoke, drink or eat while handling the product.
The use of protective gloves is recommended.
Wash hands or any exposed area after use.
Avoid direct contact with skin and eyes.
In the event of eye contact, flush the eye with copious amounts of clean water and seek medical advice.
After opening, use within 6 months.
Do not store above 25°C.
Keep the syringe in the carton.
After first use record the date to be disposed on the label space provided.
EQUEST Oral Gel is toxic to fish and aquatic organisms. Do not contaminate ponds, waterways or ditches with product or used syringes. Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste material derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with the local requirements.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
For animal treatment only.
Propylene syringe containing 14.8 g of gel with a graduated plunger and cap.
EQUEST Oral Gel is safe to use in foals over 4 months of age, mares, ponies and horses. Mares may be treated at any stage of pregnancy and lactation. Ataxia, depression, abdominal pain, muscle tremor, flaccid lower lip and swelling of the muzzle could be observed on very rare occasions. These adverse effects are usually transient and disappear spontaneously in most cases. Adverse reactions may occur at twice the recommended dose in foals and 3 times the recommended dose in adults. The signs are depression, inappetence, ataxia and drooping lower lip 8 to 24 hours following dosing. Symptoms of moxidectin overdose are the same as those observed in very rare occasions at the recommended dosage. In addition, hypothermia and lack of appetite may occur. Symptomatic treatment is not generally necessary and recovery is generally complete within 24 to 72 hours. There is no specific antidote.
EQUEST Oral Gel is specially formulated to be easily expelled by the syringe plunger. Once in the horse`s mouth, EQUEST Gel liquefies. This facilitates dosing and reduces the risk of rejection.
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