Eqvalan horse wormer paste contains Ivermectin and is effective against most common worms except tapeworm and encysted small redworms. It treats lungworm in horses and donkeys. A dose for Bots is best given after a hard frost has killed the last bot flies ie around Christmas. CAN BE USED FOR DONKEYS.
Dosing needs to be repeated every 8 - 10 weeks. Eqvalan is not available as granules.
If tapeworm cover is needed a dose of EQUITAPE (praziquantel), EQUIMAX or a ’double dose’ of Pyrantel (Pyratape P or Strongid P) may be given at the beginning and end of the grazing season. In addition Panacur Guard or Equest may be given ideally in
November for encycsted small redworms.
One tube treats 600kg
A white ready-to-use paste formulation for oral administration containing 1.87% w/w ivermectin
For the treatment and control of adult and immature roundworms, lungworms and bots of horses and donkeys.
EQVALAN Paste for Horses at the recommended dose rate of 200 micrograms ivermectin per kg bodyweight provides effective treatment and control of the following parasites of horses and donkeys:
Strongylus vulgaris (adults and arterial larval stages), S. edentatus (adults and tissue larval stages), S. equinus (adults), Triodontophorus spp. (adults), T. brevicauda, T. serratus, Craterostomum acuticaudatum, (adults).
Adult and immature (fourth stage larvae) small strongyles or cyathostomes, including benzimidazole-resistant strains: Coronocyclus spp., including C. coronatus, C. labiatus, C. labratus; Cyathostomum spp., including C. catinatum, C. pateratum; Cylicocyclus spp., including C. ashworthi, C. elongatus, C. insigne, C. lepostomum, C. nassatus, C. radiatus; Cylicostephanus spp., including C. asymetricus, C. bidentatus, C. calicatus, C. goldi, C. longibursatus, C. minutus; Cylicodontophorus spp., including C. bicornatus; Gyalocephalus capitatus; Parapoteriostomum spp. including P. euproctus, P. mettami; Petrovinema spp. including P. poculatum; Poteriostomum spp. including P. imparidentatum.
Lungworms (adults and immatures)
Pinworms (adults and immatures)
Ascarids (adults and immature)
Large-mouth stomach worms (adults)
Neck threadworms (microfilariae)
Intestinal threadworms (adults)
Oral and gastric stages of Gastrophilus spp.
Dosage and administration
EQVALAN Paste for Horses is given orally at the recommended dose rate of 0.2 mg ivermectin per kg of bodyweight. Each syringe delivers 120 mg ivermectin, sufficient to treat 600 kg of bodyweight.
Parasitic control program
All horses and donkeys should be included in a regular parasite control program, with particular attention being paid to mares, foals and yearlings. Foals should be treated initially at 6 to 8 weeks of age, and routine treatment repeated as appropriate.
EQVALAN Paste for Horses is highly effective against gastro-intestinal,cutaneous and pulmonary nematodes and bots of horses. Regular treatment will reduce the chances of verminous arteritis and colic caused by Strongylus vulgaris. With its broad spectrum, the product is well suited to be the major medication in parasite control programs and is well suited to be the major component in a rotational program.
Each weight marking on the syringe plunger will deliver sufficient paste to treat 100kg bodyweight. Unlock the knurled ring by making 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.
Contra-indications, warnings, etc
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.
EQVALAN Paste for Horses has been formulated specifically for use in horses and donkeys only. Dogs or 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.
Do not smoke, eat or drink while handling the product. Wash hands after use.
For animal treatment only.
Donkeys - meat: 21 days.
Horses - meat: 21 days.
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 material should be disposed of in accordance with national requirements.
Do not store above 25°C.
Protect from light.
Keep out of the reach of children.
POM-VPS (previously PML).
10 syringes each containing 6.42 g of 1.87% w/w ivermectin paste.
Horses and donkeys of all ages, including young foals, pregnant mares and breeding stallions, have been treated with no adverse effects on their health and fertility.
EQVALAN Paste for Horses has been used in conjunction with other equine health care products and no interactions have been identified.
Mild transitory signs (slowed papillary light response and depression) have been seen at a dose of 1.8 mg/kg (9 times the recommended dose). 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.
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