Equimax wormer for horses is recommended for the treatment of mixed cestode and nematode or arthropod infestations, due to adult and immature roundworms, lungworms, bots and tapeworms in horses
- The product can be used safely in mares during the whole pregnancy period and lactation period.
- Not to be used in foals under two weeks of age.
Horses carrying heavy infection of Onchocerca microfilariae have experienced such reactions as swelling and itching after treatment. It is assumed that these reactions are the result of the destruction of large numbers of microfilariae.
In case of very high levels of infestation, destruction of the parasites may cause a mild transient colic and loose faeces in the treated horse.
Colic, diarrhea and anorexia have been reported in vary rare occasions post treatment, in particular when there is heavy worm burden. In very rare occasions, allergic reactions such as hypersalivation, lingual oedema and urticaria, tachycardia, congested mucus membranes, and subcutaneous oedema have been reported following treatment with the product. A veterinarian should be consulted if these signs persist
Ivermectin may not be well tolerated in all non target species. Cases of intolerance are reported in dogs, especially Collies, Old English Sheepdogs and related breeds or crosses, and also in turtles and tortoises.
Dogs and cats should not be allowed to ingest spilled paste or access to used syringes due to the potential for adverse effects related to ivermectin toxicity.
Parasite resistance to a particular class of anthelmintic may develop following frequent, repeated use of an anthelmintic of that class.
For further information on this wormer please see the link below.
Our worming blog will help you manage worms in your horse.
You can measure worm eggs using one of these kits and measure tapeworms using one of these kits.