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Equitak™ Excel Multidose

3 in 1 Combination Liquid wormer and boticide for horses, containing Abamectin, Praziquantel and Oxfendazole. The multidose system allows more cost effective worming for larger herds.

A9710 Unrestricted

Active Constituents:

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.

Action:
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.

Indication:
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 strongylesStrongylus vulgaris (mature and arterial larval stages), S. edentates (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: hairworms Trichostrongylus 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 andsegments) and bots  Gasterophilus spp. (oral and gastric stages).

Dosage:
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).

 Bodyweight Dose Bodyweight Dose
 100kg  5mL  400kg  20mL
 200kg 10mL  500kg  25mL
 300kg  15mL  600kg  30mL
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.

Safety of Equitak Excel Multidose:
Equitak Excel Multidose is safe to use in all classes and types of horses. This includes foals, breeding mares and stallions, pregnant mares (at all stages of their pregnancy) and lactating mares.

Special Precautions:
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.

Methods to Control Horse Parasites in the Environment: 
  • Worm regularly;
  • Worm all new introductions and quarantine for at least 24 hours (preferably 48 hours) to empty out before introducing them to pasture and other horses;
  • Treat any horse before moving to a new group;
  • Treat all horses grazed together at the same time;
  • Pick up manure regularly - at least once or preferably twice weekly. This is practical in small paddocks and yards; 
  • Rotationally graze horse paddocks with sheep, cattle or deer. This helps reduce the pasture worm larvae/egg populations of all equine parasites; 
  • Use feed bins and hayracks rather than feeding off the ground;
  • Remove bot eggs regularly from the horse's hair coat.

How often should you worm your horse?:

  • Depends on many factors such as the number of horses grazing together, the number of paddocks in which the horses are grazed, paddock size, and whether or not control measures (mentioned above) are used;
  • For an individualised recommendation of the appropriate worming schedule for your property, consult your veterinarian;
  • Resistance to an anthelmintic or wormer may develop in any of the individual worm species that infest horses. See your veterinarian to check the effectiveness of your wormer, if required.

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

Withholding Times:
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.

Other Information:
Store below 30°C (room temperature), tightly closed, in the original syringe and in the unit box. Store away from light and foodstuffs.