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Equimax Horse Wormer

Equimax Horse Wormer
1 Syringe (Treats 700kg Horse)
1 Tube (8 Tabs)

  • 1 Syringe (Treats 700kg Horse) £12.05
  • 1 Tube (8 Tabs) £16.00

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Description

Equimax is a simple and effective worming treatment that treats most major equine worms, such as Tapeworm and bots. In just one single dose, Equimax treats and controls both adult and immature gastro-intestinal Roundworms, Lungworms, Tapeworms and Bots. Using the powerful ingredient Ivermectin, Equimax also contains Praziquantel for one of the most powerful and effective Tapeworm treatment on the market.

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

See how to worm your horse below:

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Medication Datasheets

1 Syringe (Treats 700kg Horse)

Equimax Oral Gel

Presentation

A white homogenous, oral gel containing:

1.87% w/w ivermectin Ph.Eur.

14.03% w/w praziquantel Ph.Eur.

Uses

For the treatment of mixed cestode and nematode or arthropod infestations, due to adult and immature roundworms, lungworms, bots and tapeworms in horses:

• Nematodes

Large-strongyle:

Strongylus vulgaris (adult and arterial larvae)

Strongylus edentatus (adult and L4 tissue larval stages)

Strongylus equinus (adult)

Triodontophorus spp. (adult)

Small-strongyle:

Cyathostomum: Cylicocyclus spp., Cylicostephanus spp., Cylicodontophorus spp., Gyalocephalus spp. (adult and non-inhibited mucosal larvae).

Parascaris: Parascaris equorum (adult and larvae).

Oxyuris: Oxyuris equi (larvae).

Trichostrongylus:Trichostrongylus axei (adult).

Strongyloides: Strongyloides westeri (adult).

Habronema: Habronema spp. (adult),

Onchocerca: Onchocerca spp. microfilariae i.e. cutaneous onchocerciasis

Lungworm: Dictyocaulus arnfieldi (adult and larvae).

• Cestodes (Tapeworm): Anoplocephala perfoliata, Anoplocephala magna, Paranoplocephala mamillana.

• Dipteran insects: Gasterophilus spp. (larvae)

As tapeworm infestation is unlikely to occur in horses before two months of age, treatment of foals below this age is not considered necessary.

Dosage and administration

Equimax Oral Paste for Horses is given by mouth at the recommended dose rate of 200 micrograms of ivermectin and 1.5mg of praziquantel per kg of bodyweight as a single dose, corresponding to 1.07g of paste per 100kg bodyweight. The first syringe division delivers sufficient paste to treat 100kg of bodyweight. Each subsequent syringe division delivers sufficient paste to treat 50kg of bodyweight. The syringe delivers sufficient paste to treat 700kg bodyweight at the recommended dose rate.

To ensure administration of a correct dose, body weight should be determined as accurately as possible; accuracy of the dosing device should be checked as underdosing might lead to an increased risk of development of resistance to anthelmintic drugs.

Before administration adjust the syringe to the calculated dosage by setting the ring on the plunger.

The animal’s mouth must be free of food. The syringe should be placed between the front and back teeth and the paste deposited at the base of the tongue. Immediately elevate the head for a few seconds to ensure that the product is swallowed.

The veterinary surgeon should give advice regarding appropriate dosing programmes and stock management to achieve adequate parasite control for both tapeworm and roundworm infestations.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

For animal treatment only.

The product can be used safely in mares during the whole pregnancy period and lactation period.

Not to be used in foals under two weeks of age.

Horses carrying heavy infection of Onchocerca microfilariae have experienced such reactions as swelling and itching after treatment. It is assumed that these reactions are the result of the destruction of large numbers of microfilariae.

In case of very high levels of infestation, destruction of the parasites may cause a mild transient colic and loose faeces in the treated horse. Colic, diarrhea and anorexia have been reported in vary rare occasions post treatment, in particular when there is heavy worm burden. In very rare occasions, allergic reactions such as hypersalivation, lingual oedema and urticaria, tachycardia, congested mucus membranes, and subcutaneous oedema have been reported following treatment with the product. A veterinarian should be consulted if these signs persist

Avermectins may not be well tolerated in all non target species. Cases of intolerance are reported in dogs, especially Collies, Old English Sheepdogs and related breeds or crosses, and also in turtles and tortoises.

Dogs and cats should not be allowed to ingest spilled paste or access to used syringes due to the potential for adverse effects related to ivermectin toxicity.

Parasite resistance to a particular class of anthelmintic may develop following frequent, repeated use of an anthelmintic of that class.

As ivermectin is extremely dangerous to fish and aquatic life, treated animals should not have direct access to surface water and ditches during treatment.

Wash hands after use (to be sure that eye contamination can not occur). Avoid contact with the eyes. In the case of accidental contact, rinse with abundant quantities of water. In case of eye irritation, seek medical attention.

Do not eat, drink or smoke while handling this product. In the event of accidental ingestion, seek medical advice and show the doctor the leaflet so that he knows what you have taken.

Withdrawal period

In Horses: Meat and Offal: 35 days

Not permitted for use in horses producing milk for human consumption

Container disposal

Any unused product or waste material should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements. Ivermectin is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO FISH AND AQUATIC LIFE. Do not contaminate surface water or ditches with the product or used containers.

Pharmaceutical precautions

Keep out of the reach of children. Store below 30° C. Part-used syringes should be stored below 25° C.

Following withdrawal of the first dose, use the product within 6 months.

Legal category

Packaging quantities

An adjustable multidose syringe consisting of high density polyethylene (white) and low density polyethylene (white). The syringe contains 6.42 or 7.49 grams of product and is fitted with variable dose capacity.

Product presentations: Box of 1, 2, 12, 40 or 48 syringes. Blister of one syringe.

Further information

No known interaction with other equine medicaments.

Studies in other species showed no teratogenic or embryotoxic effect from either ivermectin or praziquantel at the recommended doses during therapy.

A tolerance study performed in foals from 2 weeks of age with doses up to 5 times the recommended dosage showed no adverse reactions.

Safety studies conducted with Equimax administered to mares at 3 times the recommended dosage at 14 day intervals during the whole gestation and lactation did not show any abortions, any adverse effects on the gestation, parturition and on the mares general health, nor any abnormalities on the foals.

Safety studies conducted with Equimax administered to stallions at 3 times the recommended dosage did not show any adverse effects in particular on the reproductive performances.

Marketing Authorisation Number

Vm 05653/4176

1 Tube (8 Tabs)

Equimax Tabs

Presentation

White, circular, biconcave tablet with brown spots.

Each chewable tablet of 3300 mg contains:

Ivermectin 20mg

Praziquantel 150mg

Uses

For the treatment of mixed cestode, nematode and arthropod infestations, due to adult and immature roundworms, lungworms, bots and tapeworms in horses:Nematodes

Large-strongyles

Strongylus vulgaris (adult and arterial larvae)

Strongylus edentatus (adult and L4 tissue larval stages)

Strongylus equinus (adult and L4 larval stage)

Triodontophorus spp. (adult)

Small-strongyles

Cyathostomum (adult and non-encysted mucosal larvae): Cylicocyclus spp., Cylicostephanus spp., Gyalocephalus spp.

Ascarids

Parascaris equorum (adult and larvae).

Pinworms

Oxyuris equi (adult and larvae).

Hairworms

Trichostrongylus axei (adult)

Cestodes ( Tapeworm)

Anoplocephala perfoliata,Anoplocephala magna, Paranoplocephala mamillana

As tapeworm infestation is unlikely to occur in horses before two months of age, treatment of foals below this age is not considered necessary.

Stomach Bots

Gasterophilus spp. (larvae).

Dosage and administration

Single oral administration.

200 µg of ivermectin and 1.5 mg of praziquantel per kg of bodyweight corresponding to 1 tablet per 100 kg bodyweight.

To ensure a correct dosage, body weight should be determined as accurately as possible.

Once the correct dose has been determined, it should be administered in the following way:

Present the tablet in the palm of your hand. Repeat this gesture until the complete dose has been administered. During the initial administration, the tablet can be combined with a small amount of food or a treat to increase the acceptance by the horse.

In the event that the required dose is not ingested an alternative treatment should be administered. Seek the advice of your veterinary practitioner.

Advice regarding appropriate dosing programmes and stock management should be sought to achieve adequate parasite control for both tapeworm and roundworm infestations.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

For animal treatment only.

Do not use in foals under 2 weeks of age.

Do not use in mares from which milk is taken for human consumption.

Do not use in horses known to be hypersensitive to the active ingredients or any of the other ingredients.

Special warnings for target species

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

-too frequent and repeated use of anthelmintics from the same class over an extended period of time,

-underdosing, which may be due to underestimation of body weight, misadministration of the product, or lack of calibration of the dosing device (if any).

Suspected clinical cases of resistance 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 ivermectin has been reported in Parascaris equorum in horses in a number of countries including ones in the EU. Therefore the use of this product should be based on national (regional, farm) epidemiological information about susceptibility of nematodes and recommendations on how to limit further selection for resistance to anthelmintics

The product can be used safely in stallions.

Can be used during pregnancy and lactation.

Special precautions for use in animals

Avermectins may not be well tolerated in all non target species. Cases of intolerance are reported in dogs, especially Collies, Old English Sheepdogs and related breeds or crosses, and also in turtles and tortoises.

Dogs and cats should not be allowed to ingest spilled tablets or have access to used packaging due to the potential for adverse effects related to ivermectin toxicity.

Operator Warnings

Wash hands after use. Avoid contact with the eyes. In case of eye irritation, seek medical attention. Do not eat, drink or smoke while handling this product. Keep out of the reach of children. In the event of accidental ingestion, seek medical advice and show the leaflet to the physician so that he knows what you have taken.

Adverse reactions

Colic, diarrhoea and anorexia have been reported in very rare occasions post treatment, in particular when there is heavy worm burden. In very rare occasions, allergic reactions such as hypersalivation, lingual oedema and urticaria, tachycardia, congested mucus membranes, and subcutaneous oedema have been reported following treatment with the product.

Withdrawal Period

Horses may be slaughtered for human consumption only after 35 days from the last treatment. Not to be used in horses producing milk for human consumption

Container Disposal

Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with national requirements. EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO FISH AND AQUATIC LIFE. Do not contaminate surface waters or ditches with the product or used container.

Pharmaceutical precautions

Keep out of reach and sight of children. Do not store above 30°C

Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale : 18 months

Shelf life after first opening the immediate packaging : 12 months

Legal category

Packaging quantities

Carton box containing 12 polypropylene tubes of 8 tablets, sufficient to treat 800 kg of bodyweight, closed by a child proof cap.

Further information

No known interaction with other equine medicaments.

A tolerance study performed in foals with doses up to 5 times the recommended dosage did not show any adverse reactions.

Safety studies conducted with a similar veterinary medicinal product (EQUIMAX oral gel) administered to mares at 3 times the recommended dosage at 14-day intervals during the whole gestation and lactation periods did not result in any abortions, nor any adverse effects during gestation, at parturition or on the mares general health, nor any abnormalities in the foals.

Safety studies conducted with a similar veterinary medicinal product (EQUIMAX® oral gel) administered to stallions at 3 times the recommended dosage did not show any adverse effects in particular on the reproductive performances.

Marketing Authorisation Number

Vm05653/4142

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What do you charge for delivery?

For UK delivery, we charge the following:

Order Total Weight Delivery
£0-£28.99 Under 2kg £2.99
2kg+ £4.99
£29-£38.99 Under 2kg Free
2kg+ £4.99
£39+ Under 2kg Free
2kg+ Free

Prices quoted are for delivery to all parts of mainland UK except certain Scottish postcodes (where the price is higher for items sent by courier. Delivery of food abroad (including Channel Islands, N. Ireland and other islands around the UK) is charged at a higher price and free delivery is not available. Temperature controlled products, such as Insulin, are also not always subject to the standard and/or free delivery options.

For full information on our delivery charges, including prices on heavy deliveries to Scotland and abroad, see our delivery information page.

We can deliver most items to all around the world, but prices do vary. The majority of light weight orders (less than 1.5kg) can be delivered for a flat rate of £10. For an accurate estimate of the delivery charge, please put the items you require in your basket and use the "Estimate Delivery" system on the shopping basket page (you only need to enter your country and postal/zip code) for a quick quote. For deliveries to the USA you may need to go to the checkout page and enter your full address to get a quote (as some services need your state in order to quote too). For more information on international deliveries, please see our delivery information page.

Delivery of aerosols

Due to air freight restrictions aerosols cannot ever be sent abroad by Royal Mail. We appreciate your understanding.

Delivery of temperature controlled items

Some products, such as insulin and frozen food, need to be delivered in insulated packaging to prevent them from getting too warm (or too cold) during transit from us to you. Purchasing any of these items in your order will result in a £1.99 charge being added to the total to cover the high cost of the insulated packaging materials. You only pay the £1.99 once per order, regardless of how many temperature controlled items you purchase in that order.

How do I cancel or return an order?

Please call us as soon as possible if you need to amend or cancel an order on 01582 842096. If your order has been processed for dispatch we will be unable to cancel or amend the order. You will however be able to return your product for a full refund*.

To return an item, you must contact us by phone or email to arrange this BEFORE posting any product back to us. We will explain the process at this stage for you.

*For full details on returns, see our terms and conditions page.

Reviews (164)

Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Equimax Horse Wormer, including answers from our team.

12 May 2018 at 8:00pm

Pinworm

Katie

Does this treat for pinworm?

  • Veterinary Advisor

In theory the active ingredient in Equimax, Ivermectin, is effective against pinworm. However pinworm are found right at the end of the gastro-intestinal tract in the rectum. When you worm your horse most of the Ivermectin is absorbed higher up in the gut and does not reach the rectum in quantities high enough to be effective against pinworm. I would suggest using a Pyrantel based wormer such as Pyratape P or Strongid P at double the dose for treatment of pinworm.

21 March 2017 at 7:31am

Redworm

Jaqui Watson

  • VioVet customer since 2017
  • From: Lancashire , United Kingdom

Does equimax gel treat red worm

  • Veterinary Advisor

Yes, Equimax treats adult red worm which is fine for most of the year. However it does not treat encysted redworm. Redworm larvae become encysted in the wall of the intestine over the winter. You should therefore treat with Equest or Panacur over the winter which are effective against encysted red worm.

11 October 2016 at 5:07pm

Combined wormer

Tim Hawkes

  • VioVet customer since 2012
  • From: Surrey, United Kingdom

I've been advised based on worm egg count to use combined wormer, is this suitable for this time of year?

  • Veterinary Advisor

Yes Equimax is a good choice for this time of year. It contains Ivermectin and Praziquantel and will treat redworm and tapeworm. It would be a good idea to treat with Equest or Panacur in late December for encysted red worm larvae.

9 October 2016 at 9:34pm

What worms this product covers

Janet Turner

  • VioVet customer since 2016
  • From: , United Kingdom

does this product also cover red worm ?... can see this does cover roundworm, lungworm, Bots and tapeworm but for redworm would I need a different type of wormer, thanks

  • Veterinary Advisor

Ivermectin (one of the active ingredients of Equimax) is effective against adult red worm. However during the winter redworm larvae become encysted in the wall of the intestine. Ivermectin is not effective against the encysted redworm so you should use Equest (Moxidectin) or Panacur (Fenbendazole) over the winter to treat encysted redworm. However at this time of year the larvae will not yet be encysted so Equimax is ideal as it will treat tapeworm also.

20 September 2016 at 1:59pm

Turnout

Catherine Hobbs

  • VioVet customer since 2016
  • From: Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Can i turn my horse out after giving them Equimax?

  • Veterinary Advisor

Yes that is fine. There is no evidence to suggest that keeping horses in after worming is beneficial. The best way to control worms is to allow normal turn-out routines and poo pick the paddocks regularly.

4 March 2016 at 6:33pm

Age

Mel

Which wormer is safest to use on an old pony (40+) that has not many teeth and not been on a regular worming plan?
Thank you

  • Non-Executive Director

Most modern wormers are very safe and so this is not really a great concern. Having said that, Panacur is sometimes regarded as one of the mildest, least potentially toxic wormers, so you could try that. Have you tested for worm eggs on a dung sample? Some older horses need very little worming anyway?

22 October 2014 at 10:44pm

Horse has only taken partial dose of Equimax tablets

Jean

I only managed to get my horse to eat 4 of the 6 tablets he needed. Is it best to try to get him to take the other two the next day or wait for a period, do a worm count and then if necessary use a different product?

  • Non-Executive Director

I would go for your second suggestion. The lower dose might have been adequately effective. If not, you are more likely to encourage ivermectin resistant parasites by repeating the same product so soon. If an egg count demonstrates a significant mature worm infestation then a different product would be my suggestion. (Tapeworms do not show on egg counts so if you are worried about this a blood test could be done. Tapes are not usually a big concern and the lower dose given might well be effective for them anyway - they are easily killed off by the praziquantel in the wormer.

18 June 2014 at 1:58pm

Period between doses

Jan Bottomley

Hi

Can anyone tell me the time period between doses, ie once they have been dosed with this wormer, when are they next due to be wormed with another wormer, I cant find any information about this?

  • Brand Manager

Equimax is ideal for worming in spring and autumn to cover tapeworm and a wide range of roundworm and bots.

If your horse is over 6 years old, they should have built up a natural immunity to most adult roundworm and may not need worming over summer. We would recommend that you carry out a faecal egg count to see if they need treating- it is a cheap and you can buy the kit needed here and then you send it off in a pre-paid envelope.

In winter, it is recommended that you target encysted small redworm larvae, which do not show up on these faecal egg counts. Target these in winter with a single dose of either a moxidectin product or a five day course of a fenbendazole product to prevent mass emergence in spring.

Approach to worming has changed in recent years due to worms building a resistance to the chemicals used, so each horse would ideally be treated based on their individual needs.

We have a guide to worming your horse (with an example worming plan) if you would like to read more about the topic, and feel free to contact me for further information.