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Eqvalan Horse Wormer

Eqvalan Horse Wormer
Eqvalan (Treats 600kg Horse and Donkey) » 1 Syringe
Eqvalan Duo (Treats 600kg Horse) » 1 Syringe

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Description

Eqvalan Horse Wormer Oral Paste for horses containing 1.87% ivermectin.

For the treatment and control of adult and immature roundworms, lungworms and bots. Does not treat tapeworms, use Eqvalan Duo for tapeworm treatment.

Safe for use in pregnant mares and young foals. Each syringe treats up to 600kg bodyweight.

Foals should be treated initially at 6 to 8 weeks of age and then every 8 weeks until they are 18 months old. Older horses should be treated every 8 to 10 weeks if required .

Eqvalan Duo Horse Wormer contains 1.55% ivermectin and 7.75 praziquantel in each syringe.

For the treatment and control of tapeworms, large and small strongyles, hairworms, pinworms, roundworms(ascarids), neck threadworms, intestinal threadworms, large-mouth stomach worms, bots, lungworms and cutaneous onchocerchiasis in horses.

Ensure you dose correctly according to your horse's bodyweight, if you are unsure of your horse's weight see our guide.

Always read the instructions before use.

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Medication Datasheets

Eqvalan Duo (Treats 600kg Horse) » 1 Syringe

Eqvalan Duo, oral paste

Qualitative and quantitative composition

Each syringe contains 7.74 g of paste and delivers:

Active substances: Ivermectin 0.120 g (15.5 mg/g)

Praziquantel 0.600 g (77.5 mg/g)

Excipients: Butylhydroxyanisole (E320): 0.002 g

Sunset yellow (E110): 0.003 g

Titanium dioxide (E171): 0.155 g

For the full list of excipients, see below.

Pharmaceutical form

Oral paste. Smooth, homogeneous orange paste.

Clinical particulars

Target species

Horses.

Indications for use

For the treatment of mixed cestode and nematode or arthropod infestations in horses. The following parasites of horses are sensitive to the antiparasitic effects of Eqvalan Duo:

Adult Tapeworms: Anoplocephala perfoliata

Anoplocephala magna

Large strongyles: Strongylus vulgaris (adults and arterial larval stages)

Strongylus edentatus (adults and tissue larval stages)

Strongylus equinus (adults)

Triodontophorus spp. (adults)

Triodontophorus brevicauda

Triodontophorus serratus

Craterostomum acuticaudatum (adults)

Adult and immature (intraluminal fourth-stage larvae) of small strongyles or cyathostomes, including benzimidazole-resistant strains: Coronocyclus spp.

Coronocyclus coronatus

Coronocyclus labiatus

Coronocyclus labratus

Cyathostomum spp.

Cyathostomum catinatum

Cyathostomum pateratum

Cylicocyclus spp.

Cylicocyclus ashworthi

Cylicocyclus elongatus

Cylicocyclus insigne

Cylicocyclus leptostomum

Cylicocyclus nassatus

Cylicodontophorus spp.

Cylicodontophorus bicornatus

Cylicostephanus spp.

Cylicostephanus calicatus

Cylicostephanus goldi

Cylicostephanus longibursatus

Cylicostephanus minutus

Parapoteriostomum spp.

Parapoteriostomum mettami

Petrovinema spp.

Petrovinema poculatum

Poteriostomum spp.

Adult hairworms: Trichostrongylus axei

Adult and immature (fourth stage larvae) pinworms: Oxyuris equi

Adult, third- and fourth-stage larvae of roundworms (ascarids): Parascaris equorum

Microfilariae of neck threadworms: Onchocerca spp.

Adult intestinal threadworms: Strongyloides westeri

Adult large-mouth stomach worms: Habronema muscae

Oral and, gastric stages of bots: Gasterophilus spp.

Adult and immature (inhibited fourth stage larvae) lungworms: Dictyocaulus arnfieldi

Contra-indications

Do not use in mares producing milk for human consumption. The product has been formulated for use in horses only. Cats, dogs, especially Collies, Old English Sheepdogs and related breeds or crosses, and also turtles and tortoises may be adversely affected by the concentration of ivermectin in this product if they are allowed to ingest spilled paste or have access to used syringes.

Special warnings for each 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 bodyweight, 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 macrocyclic lactones (which includes ivermectin) has been reported in Parascaris equorum in horses in the EU. Therefore the use of this product should be based on local (regional, farm) epidemiological information about susceptibility of gastrointestinal nematodes and recommendations on how to limit further selection for resistance to anthelmintics.

Special precautions for use in animals

Safety studies were not conducted in foals younger than 2 months of age, or in stallions. The use of Eqvalan Duo is not recommended in these categories of animals.

Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the product

Wash hands after use. Do not smoke, drink or eat while handling the product. This product may cause skin and eye irritation. Therefore, the user should avoid contact of the product with the skin and the eyes. In case of contact, rinse immediately with plenty of water. In the case of accidental ingestion or eye irritation after contact, seek medical advice immediately and show the package insert or the label to the physician.

Adverse reactions

Some horses with heavy infections of Onchocerca spp. microfilariae have experienced oedema and pruritus following treatment; such reactions were assumed to be the result of the death of large numbers of microfilariae. These signs resolve within a few days but symptomatic treatment may be advisable.

In cases of heavy infestations with tapeworms, signs of mild, transient colic and loose stool may be observed.

Following administration of Eqvalan Duo, there have been rare reports of inflammation of the mouth, lip and tongue, which results in various clinical signs such as oedema, hypersalivation, erythema, tongue disorder and stomatitis. These reactions have been transitory in nature, appearing within 1 hour and abating within 24 to 48 hours following administration. In case of severe oral reactions symptomatic treatment is recommended.

Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay

Studies performed in laboratory animals showed no teratogenic or embryotoxic effect of either ivermectin or praziquantel at the recommended doses during therapy.

Ivermectin-Praziquantel combination can be used after the first three months of gestation and during lactation. In the absence of clinical data in early pregnancy Eqvalan Duo can only be used in the first three months of gestation according to a risk benefit analysis by the veterinarian.

Interactions

No data available.

Amounts to be administered and administration route

The recommended dosage is 200 mcg ivermectin per kilogram of bodyweight and 1 mg praziquantel per kilogram of bodyweight corresponding to 1.29 g of paste per 100 kg bodyweight in a single administration.

Bodyweight and dosage should be accurately determined prior to treatment. The contents of one syringe will treat horses up to 600 kg. Calibrated markings are provided at 100 kg bodyweight intervals. The syringe should be adjusted to the calculated dosage by setting the ring on the appropriate place on the plunger.

Directions for use Eqvalan Duo is for oral administration only. While holding the plunger, turn the knurled ring on the plunger ¼ turn to the left and slide it so the stop ring is at the prescribed weight marking. Lock the ring in place by turning it ¼ turn to the right in order to bring the two arrows, the one visible on the ring and the one on the plunger rod, into alignment. Make sure the horse’s mouth contains no feed. Remove the cover from the tip of the syringe. Insert the syringe tip into the horse’s mouth at the interdental space and deposit the paste on the base of the tongue. Immediately raise the horse’s head for a few seconds after dosing and ensure that the paste is consumed.

Parasite control program Veterinary advice should be given on appropriate dosing programs and stock management to achieve adequate parasite control for both tapeworm and roundworm infestations.

Overdose

No undesirable effects related to treatment were observed in 2 month old horses treated with Eqvalan Duo at up to three times the recommended dose and in adult horses treated at ten times the recommended dose.

Transient decreased food consumption, increased body temperature, salivation and impairment of vision were noticed in horses treated twice with an ivermectin oral paste or once with Eqvalan Duo at ten times the recommended dose (i.e., 2 mg/kg bodyweight). All changes disappeared within five days.

No antidote has been identified; however, symptomatic therapy may be beneficial.

Withdrawal periods

Meat: 30 days

Do not use in mares producing milk for human consumption.

Pharmaceutical particulars

Excipients

Sunset yellow FCF (E110), Titanium oxide (E171), Butylhydroxyanisole (E320), Hydroxypropylcellulose, Hydrogenated castor oil, Glycerol formal.

Major incompatibilities

Not applicable.

Shelf life

Shelf life of the product as packaged for sale: 3 years.

Shelf life after first opening the immediate packaging: 2 years.

Special precautions for storage

Store in the original container. Replace the cap after use.

Immediate packaging

Carton box of 1 individual syringe containing 7.74g of paste.

Disposal

EXTREMELY DANGEROUS FOR FISH AND AQUATIC LIFE. Do not contaminate surface waters or ditches with product or used syringes. Any unused product or waste material should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.

Marketing Authorisation Number

Vm 08327/4206

Legal category

Eqvalan (Treats 600kg Horse and Donkey) » 1 Syringe

Eqvalan Oral Paste for Horses

Qualitative and quantitative composition

Each gram contains:

Active substance: Ivermectin: 18.7 mg

Excipients: Titanium dioxide (E171) 20.0 mg

For the full list of excipients see 'Pharmaceutical Particulars' section

Pharmaceutical form

Oral paste. Clean, white, homogenous paste.

Clinical particulars

Target species

Horses and donkeys.

Indications for use

The product is indicated for the treatment of parasitic infestations in horses and donkeys due to:

Large Strongyles Strongylus vulgaris (adults and arterial larval stages)

S. edentatus (adults and tissue larval stages)

S. equinus (adults)

Triodontophorus spp. (adults)

Triodontophorus brevicauda

Triodontophorus serratus

Craterostomum acuticaudatum (adults)

Small Strongyles

Adult and immature (fourth stage larvae) small strongyles or cyathostomes, including benzimidazole-resistant strains:

Coronocyclus spp.

Coronocyclus coronatus

Coronocyclus labiatus

Coronocyclus labratus

Cyathostomum spp.

Cyathostomum catinatum

Cyathostomum pateratum

Cylicocyclus spp.

Cylicocyclus ashworthi

Cylicocyclus elongatus

Cylicocyclus insigne

Cylicocyclus leptostomum

Cylicocyclus nassatus

Cylicocyclus radiatus

Cylicostephanus spp.

Cylicostephanus asymetricus

Cylicostephanus bidentatus

Cylicostephanus calicatus

Cylicostephanus goldi

Cylicostephanus longibursatus

Cylicostephanus minutus

Cylicodontophorus spp.

Cylicodontophorus bicornatus

Gyalocephalus capitatus

Parapoteriostomum spp.

Parapoteriostomum euproctus

Parapoteriostomum mettami

Petrovinema spp.

Petrovinema poculatum

Poteriostomum spp.

Poteriostomum imparidentatum

Lungworms (adult and immatures)

Dictyocaulus arnfieldi

Pinworms (adult and immatures)

Oxyuris equi

Ascarids (adults and third and fourth stage larvae)

Parascaris equorum

Hairworms (adults)

Trichostrongylus axei

Large-mouth stomach worms (adults)

Habronema muscae

Neck threadworms (microfilariae)

Onchocerca spp.

Intestinal threadworms (adults)

Strongyloides westeri

Stomach bots

Oral and gastric stages of Gastrophilus spp.

Contra-indications

The product has been formulated for use in horses and donkeys only. Dogs and cats may be adversely affected by the concentration of ivermectin in this product if they are allowed to ingest spilled paste or have access to used syringes.

Special warnings for each 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.

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 macrocyclic lactones (which includes ivermectin) has been reported in Parascaris equorum in horses in a number of countries within the EU. Therefore, the use of this product should be based on local (regional, farm) epidemiological information about susceptibility of gastrointestinal nematodes and recommendations on how to limit further selection for resistance to anthelmintics.

Special precautions for use in animals

No special precautions are required.

Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the product

Do not smoke, eat or drink while handling the product. Wash hands after use. This product may cause skin and eye irritation. Therefore, the user should avoid contact of the product with the skin and the eyes. In the case of contact, rinse immediately with plenty of water. In the case of accidental ingestion or eye irritation after contact seek medical advice immediately and show the package insert or the label to the physician.

Adverse reactions

Some horses carrying heavy infection of Onchocerca microfilariae have experienced oedema and pruritus following dosing, assumed to be the result of death of large numbers of microfilariae. These signs resolve within a few days but symptomatic treatment may be advisable.

Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay

Horses and donkeys of all ages, including pregnant mares and breeding stallions, have been treated with no adverse effect.

Interactions

The product has been used in conjunction with other equine health care products and no interactions have been identified.

Amounts to be administered and administration route

Administer orally to both horses and donkeys at the recommended dose level of 0.2 mg ivermectin per kilogram of bodyweight. Each syringe delivers 120 mg ivermectin, sufficient to treat 600 kg of bodyweight.

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

Dosing instructions Each weight marking on the syringe plunger will deliver sufficient paste to treat 100 kg bodyweight. Unlock the knurled ring by making a ¼ turn and slide the knurled ring up the plunger shaft so that the side nearest the barrel is at the prescribed weight marking. Turn the knurled ring ¼ turn to lock in place. Remove the plastic cap from the tip of the nozzle. Make sure the horse’s mouth contains no feed. Insert the syringe into the horse’s mouth at the interdental space. Advance the plunger as far as it will go, depositing the medication on the base of the tongue.

Overdose

Mild transitory signs (slowed pupillary light response and depression) have been seen at a dose of 1.8 mg/kg (9 times the recommended dose level). Other signs seen at higher doses include mydriasis, ataxia, tremors, stupor, coma and death. The less severe signs have been transitory. No antidote has been identified; however, symptomatic therapy may be beneficial.

Withdrawal periods

Donkeys – meat: 21 days

Horses – meat: 21 days

Do not use in mares producing milk for human consumption

Pharmaceutical particulars

Excipients

Titanium dioxide (E171), Hyprolose, Hydrogenated castor oil, Propylene glycol.

Major Incompatibilities

None known.

Shelf life

Shelf life of the product as packaged for sale: 3 years

Special precautions for storage

Do not store above 25 °C. Protect from light.

Immediate packaging

Disposable white, opaque, polypropylene syringe barrel and plunger with a white, opaque, low density polyethylene cap. Each syringe contains 6.42 g paste. Each carton contains 1 syringe.

Disposal

EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO FISH AND AQUATIC LIFE. Do not contaminate ponds, waterways or ditches with the product or used container. Any unused product or waste materials derived from such products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.

Marketing Authorisation Number

Vm 80327/4177

Legal category

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For UK delivery, we charge the following:

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£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

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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 (144)

Q & A

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

27 September 2019 at 4:50pm

Flavour

Marion

Is Eqvalan Duo flavoured to appeal to horses i.e. apple for example? I want to give it to my youngster in his feed.

  • Brand Manager

Hello

Thank you for your enquiry.

Eqvalan Duo is one of the unflavoured horse wormers. Hopefully your youngster will not mind it being mixed into his food, however it is important to ensure that he receives the full dose in one go.

Noropraz is an ivermectin and praziquantel based alternative (same active ingredients as Eqvalan Duo) that is apple flavoured :)

I hope this helps!

Kind regards,

Danielle

22 April 2017 at 10:55am

Double dose

Rachel

Does the duo need to be given as a double dose to protect from tapeworm? Thanks

  • Veterinary Advisor

It is suggested that Pyrantel based wormers such as Pyratape P should be given at double the normal dose to treat for tapeworm. However the active ingredient against tapeworm in Eqvalan Duo is Praziquantel which does not require double dosing.

8 February 2017 at 11:10pm

Is the Duo wormer safe for mares due to foal in 2 months time?

Shelly

Is the Duo wormer safe for mares due to foal in 2 months time?

  • Veterinary Advisor

Yes Eqvalan Duo is fine to give to mares in foal after the first 3 months of pregnancy- not because it is unsafe but due to lack of clinical data in early pregnancy.

5 July 2016 at 6:47pm

Bots

Angus1

  • VioVet customer since 2014
  • From: Midlothian, United Kingdom

Hi I wormed my new pony last week I could only get strongid P from my local feed store anyway I found bot larvae in her stools can I worm again so soon and is this the wormer I should use?Thanks

  • Non-Executive Director

Eqvalan is effective against bots. It is also a very different type of wormer to Strongid P and so it is fine to use again after just 1 week.

23 December 2013 at 12:53pm

What worms do these kill?

Peter Canning

What worms do these kill? Which ones are most important?

  • Brand Manager

Eqvalan will kill both adult an immature stages of many types of worms (a full list can be found on the data sheet in our description section) but there are two main groups we need to target- roundworms (nematodes) and tapeworms (cestodes). Roundworms include ascarids which most horses develop a good immunity to before in their first few years but have the potential to be very damaging in the first year of life, so routine worming is vital for the young animals. Of two types of redworm, large strongyles are now rare and do not often cause a problem as they are easily controlled. Small redworm (cyathostomes) on the other hand are much more difficult to control and may cause severe colic in spring as their larvae emerge from their dormant phase in the lining of the gut. It is important to target these larvae in winter months or early spring. The L3 'hibernating' or 'encysted' larvae are resistant to most wormers but when they emerge, the L4 stage larvae are killed by the ivermectin in Eqvalan. Eqvalan also remove pinworm infestations.

We would advise sending off regular dung samples for egg counts, as worming when it is not needed promotes development of resistance in the roundworms. You should also be certain of your horse's weight, and a weigh tape is a simple way to calculate this.

Eqvalan Duo also contains praziquantel to kill tapeworms such as A.perfoliata. It is considered okay to routinely treat for tapeworm in spring and autumn with Evalan Duo.

23 December 2013 at 12:24pm

Differences between Eqvalan and Eqvalan Duo

Jayne Fielding

Please can you tell me the difference between the two wormers and when I should use them?

  • Brand Manager

Eqvalan contains ivermectin, which is effective against all roundworm including L4 stage encysted small redworm larvae (they hide in the gut wall and emerge in spring, causing colic if infestation is high). Ivermectin is also effective against botfly larvae 'bots'. Eqvalan Duo contains ivermectin AND praziquantel to target tapeworms as well as all roundworms and bots.

  • Eqvalan Duo should be used in spring (March/April) and autumn (September/October) to kill any tapeworm present among other worms and bots.
  • Eqvalan is ideal for targeted worming in winter (November to February) to rid the horse of  immature larvae, bots and roundworm and for strategic worming in the summer months (May-August) if required -indicated by a worm egg count.
  • Strategic worming involves sending off dung samples for an egg count, and only worming if the results indicate the horse has a high burden of worms. Horses naturally have immunity to some worms and a low level of infection is 'normal'.

For more worming advice and information on rotating wormers, read our post 'A Quick Guide To Horse Worming'