TARGET SPECIES: Horses.
INDICATIONS: EQVAMEC-P paste, administered at the recommended dose, acts against the following parasitic infections:
A. Nematodes present in the:
- stomach: Habronema spp.; Trichostrongylus axei;
- small intestine: Parascaris equorum, Strongyloides westeri;
- large intestine: Strongylus vulgaris, Strongylus edentates, Strongylus equinis, Triodontophorus spp., Cyathostomum spp., Oxyurus equi;
- lungs: Dictyocaulus arnfieldi;
- Muscles and skin: Habronema spp., Onchocerca spp.
B. Arthropods: Gasterophilus spp.
C. Mites: Sarcoptes, Psoroptes, Chorioptes
In special cases, the treatment with EQVAMEC-P does not exclude the application, in parallel, of an appropriate local therapy for sever wounds, caused by skin parasites. All the horses in the herd must be included in a regular and strict deworming program with an increased attention to mares, young horses and foals. The foals must be treated initially at the age of 6-8 weeks. Regular treatments will reduce the chances of occurrence of wormy arteritis and of colic caused by Strongylus vulgaris.
1 ml of paste contains:
Ivermectin …………………………..……………………….… 20 mg
Methyl parahydroxybenzoate ………………………………. 1.8 mg
Propyl parahydroxybenzoate …………………...…….……. 0.2 mg.
The recommended doses have a very wide range of protection in animals. Following the administration of the product in the horses heavily infested with Onchocerca microfilariae, edema and pruritus may occur, due to the death of a large number of microfilariae. In the case of a longer administration, irreversible disturbances of the sense of balance may occur. If you notice any serious reactions or other effects not stated in this leaflet, please inform your veterinarian.
It is not administered to foals under 6 weeks. EQVAMEC-P is not administered in other animal species. It is not administered in the case of hypersensitivity to the active substance or to any of the excipients.
It is administered orally. The dose of EQVAMEC-P paste is of 20 mg ivermectin/100 kg body weight – b.w. (1 ml paste/100 kg b.w., namely a notch of the plunger of the dosing syringe/100 kg b.w.) administered per bone.
The syringe content is sufficient to treat 600 kg b.w. The syringe is inserted into the oral cavity of the horse, between the teeth, as deep as possible, depositing the medicine at the base of the tongue. Immediately after administration, the animal’s head is lifted up for a few seconds. Prior to the administration of the paste, one must ensure that there is no feeding in the oral cavity.
In order to ensure a proper dose, the weight of the animals will be determined as accurately as possible.
In the case of group treatment, the animals will be grouped by weight in order to avoid under-dosage or over-dosage.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROPER ADMINISTRATION:
Prior to the administration of the paste, one must ensure that there is no feeding in the oral cavity.
Meat and offal: 28 days.