Equitak™ Excel Multidose
Abamectin 4mg/mL, praziquantel 50mg/mL and oxfendazole 200mg/mL, in an off-white suspension for oral administration to horses. This product also contains 1mg sodium metabisulphite as an antioxidant. Available in 250mL and 1L bottles.
Abamectin stimulates the release of the neurotransmitter GABA in roundworms, increasing membrane permeability of neurons to chloride ions and inhibiting neural transmission, leading to paralysis and death. Praziquantel interferes with the attachment of tapeworms by causing spastic paralysis. It also damages the integument, increasing its permeability to selected cations and causing death. Oxfendazole destroys roundworms, including abamectin-resistant Parascaris equorum, by inhibiting tubulin synthesis, which causes death by starvation.
Treatment and control of all sensitive strains of roundworms, tapeworms and bots in horses. Treatment and control of the following roundworms: Ascarids Parascaris equorum (mature and immature) including abamectin-resistant strains; large strongyles Strongylus vulgaris (mature and arterial larval stages), S. edentatus (mature and tissue stages), S. equinus (mature) and Triodontophorus spp. (mature); small strongyles Cyathostomum sp, Gyalocephalus spp, Cylicostephanus sp. and Cylicocyclus spp. (mature and immature) including benzimidazole resistant strains. Treatment and control of the following: hairwormsTrichostrongylus axei (mature); intestinal threadworms Strongyloides westeri (mature); pinworms Oxyuris equi (adult and immature); lungworms Dictyocaulus arnfieldi (mature and immature); and large mouth stomach worms Habronema sp. Also skin lesions caused by the cutaneous larvae of Habronema and Draschia spp. (summer sores).
Treatment and control of tapeworms Anoplocephala perfoliata (mature and immature; scoleces and segments) and bots Gasterophilus spp. (oral and gastric stages).
Shake well before use. For oral use only.
Dose is 1mL/20kg b.w. (0.2mg abamectin, 2.5mg praziquantel and 10mg oxfendazole per kg b.w).
Insert the nozzle of the syringe through the special sealing cap of the bottle and draw out the required volume of suspension. Reseal bottle cap. Insert syringe nozzle into the side of the horse's mouth, in the gap between the front and back teeth, deposit the suspension onto the back of the tongue and press the plunger completely to give the measured dose. Then immediately raise the horse's head and hold for a few seconds to ensure the full dose is swallowed.
Give repeat doses every 6–8 weeks in young horses and in all susceptible horses. When using good control measures to reduce re-infestation, mature horses only require treatment 3–4 times a year.
Product contains abamectin, a member of the macrocyclic lactone family, avermectin/milbemycin family, oxfendazole, a member of the benzimidazole family, and praziquantel, a highly effective cestocidal compound. It is effective against all parasites susceptible to these anthelmintics. However, resistance can develop to any anthelmintic. Correct drenching technique should be used. Ask your local veterinary practitioner or animal health adviser for recommended parasite management practices for your area to reduce development of resistance. It is advisable that resistance tests or checks be conducted regularly when using any parasite treatment.
Human First Aid, Symptoms of Poisoning:
If swallowed, DO NOT induce vomiting. If splashed in the eyes, wash out immediately with water. If skin or hair contact occurs, remove contaminated clothing and flush skin and hair with running water. For advice contact the National Poisons Centre (0800 POISON or 0800 764 766) or a doctor, immediately
MEAT: Animals producing meat or offal for human consumption must not be sold for slaughter either during treatment or within 63 days of the last treatment.
Store below 30°C (room temperature), tightly closed, in the original syringe and in the unit box. Store away from light and foodstuffs.
Unique and highly effective 3 active formulation for broad spectrum control of roundworms, tapeworms and bots
Kills Abamectin resistant ascarids, Parascaris equorum and Benzimidazole resistant small strongyles
Recommended and safe to use in all horses - including foals, yearlings, pregnant (at all stages of pregnancy) and lactating mares, stallions and adult horses
Ideal rotation product and quarantine drench
Apple flavoured - making it easier to administer
Convenient packaging - comes in a 30g dial-a-dose syringe to treat a horse to up to 600kg bodyweight