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Tapewormers for Horses

Tapewormer for horses

While it is possible to use a tapeworm antibody test to determine whether a horse has been exposed to tapeworm, there are some limitations, the test can show whether a horse has a high, medium or low intensity infection; enabling targeted treatment of horses to prevent colic. But the test is not sensitive enough to differentiate between horses that do not have tapeworm and those that have low level infection; nor will the test show how many tapeworms there are within a horse. If a horse has a low level tapeworm infection it is recommended to re-test in 3 months time, moderate to high result use a tapeworm wormer for horses more can be found in our blog article treatment of tapeworm in horses. 

A worm egg count may also be conducted during the spring to determine if a routine worm treatment is necessary if this is the case Equitape containing praziquantel is the only targeted pure horse tapewormer.
If Tapeworm and regular worming is required Pramox, containing moxidectin the same drug as equest and praziquantel the same drug as Equitape which is no longer available , will treat more stages of worms including tapeworm, bots and the encysted redworm than any other horse wormer. The re-dose interval is 13 weeks for general horse wormers and 26 weeks for tapeworm. This blog article may be of interest on when to worm horses for tapeworm

Equimax containing ivermectin and praziquantel which will treat tapeworm for 26 weeks and other worms including bots but excluding the encysted small redworm for 8 to 10 weeks.
Pyrantel embonate wormers such as Pyratape and Strongid are double dose for tapeworm, this means that you have to use twice as much as you normally would for a regular worming. They will not treat bots, encysted redworm, and have a dosing interval of 4- 8 weeks a full list of horse wormers is available.

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Equimax Gel Horse Wormer

Equimax wormer for horses for redworm, bots and tapeworm. Equimax lasts for 8-10 weeks and will treat a 700kg bodyweight horse. Equimax is a combination horse wormer.


From £10.89 inc. VAT

Equest Pramox Horse Wormer

Equest Pramox contains the same unique active ingredient as Equest Gel but the difference is it also contains the drug of choice for the control of tapeworm, encysted small redworm and bots. Each tube of Equest Pramox treats 700kg. Equest Pramox will control Tapeworm for 6 months and the regular dosing interval is 13 weeks. Equest Pramox is safe for use on horses.

Item #: PRAMOX

From £21.99 inc. VAT

Eqvalan Duo Horse Wormer Paste

Eqvalan Duo Horse Wormer is used for the treatment of mixed cestode (tapeworm) and nematode (roundworm) or arthropod (bot) infestations in horses. The contents of one syringe will treat up to 600kg of bodyweight.


From £11.49 inc. VAT

Pyratape P Horse Worming Paste

Pyratape wormer for horses. Treats 600kg bodyweight per tube. Double dose needed for horse tapeworm. Pyratape horse wormers last 4-6 weeks during grazing season, and every 6 - 8 weeks for the rest of the year. Suitable for use in pregnant horses and lactating mares and foals from four weeks, from the equine pharmacy wormers.

Item #: PYR9013996

From £7.79 inc. VAT

EquiSal Tapeworm Test Kit For One Horse

For the first time, you can simply and easily test your horse for tapeworm. Until now, it has been difficult to detect tapeworm burdens as worm egg counts do not reliably detect tapeworms and blood tests are very costly and inconvenient.


From £20.79 inc. VAT

Strongid P Horse Wormer Paste

Strongid P Paste for horses treats 600kg bodyweight of horse per tube. Use two tubes for tapeworm treatment i.e. dose for twice the horses bodyweight. Lasts 4-6 weeks. Strongid is suitable for use in pregnant horses and lactating mares and foals from four weeks.

Item #: STRHP

From £8.89 inc. VAT

Noropraz Horse Wormer Paste

Noropraz Horse Wormer Paste. For the treatment of mixed cestode and nematode or arthropod infestations, due to adult and immature roundworms, lungworms, bots and tapeworms in horses. Each syringe of these horse wormers treats 700kg bodyweight.


From £11.19 inc. VAT

Embotape Horse Wormer Paste

Embotape wormer is for the control of large and small strongyles, pinworms, roundworms in horses and other equines, it contains pyrantel embonate if you are dosing a horse from tapeworm you will require a double dose.


From £7.09 inc. VAT



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