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Equitape Horse Wormer

  • 1 Syringe (Treats 600kg Horse) £10.45

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.

Dosage and administration

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.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

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.

Withdrawal periods

Edible tissues: zero days.

Milk: do not use in mares producing milk for human consumption.

Operator warnings

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.

Pharmaceutical precautions

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.

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Packaging Quantities

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.

Further information

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.

Marketing Authorisation Holder (if different to distributor)

Bayer Animal Health

Marketing authorisation number

Vm 00010/4118.

GTIN (Global Trade Item No)

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How often

26th Mar 2017
  • VioVet Customer Since: September 2012
  • From: Leicestershire, United Kingdom

How often should my horses be wormed with green equest wormer and equitape please?

  • Veterinary Advisor

I would certainly worm with Equest at least over the winter to treat for encysted red worm larvae which cannot be detected when a worm egg count is done. I would then send off WECs in spring, summer and autumn. If they come back negative you don't need to worm for red worm at these times of year. If they come back positive you could worm with Equest (moxidectin) but it is best to rotate with an ivermectin based wormer such as Eqvalan (or Panacur which is fenbendazole) to avoid resistance in the worm population. Tapewormers such as Equitape (praziquantel) should be given in spring and autumn but again I would rotate with a different wormer that is effective against tapeworm such as Strongid P (pyrantel). However if you do send off WECs that come back positive it makes more sense to use a dual action wormer effective against tapeworm and redworm in spring and autumn such as Equest Pramox or Noropraz. If the WEC's are negative you just need to give a tapewormer.

Tapeworm testing

10th Oct 2016
Rosalyn Burch
  • VioVet Customer Since: July 2012
  • From: Warwickshire, United Kingdom

You link from Equitape to Worm count testing but I thought for tapeworm you needed a specific saliva test ?

  • Veterinary Advisor

I can see how this could be confusing. You are right that it is a saliva test for tapeworm. The link is there because in Spring and Autumn when horses are due a tapewormer it is prudent to do a WEC for redworm. If it is positive you can use a wormer that is effective against both red worm and tapeworm (ie.noropraz, Equimax) or with a negative WEC a tapeworm only wormer is required (ie Equitape, Strongid P).