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Equest Oral Gel

 

Equest is an oral gel. It controls with a single dose the adult and larval stages of roundworms including migrating large redworm larvae and the inhibited and developing stages of encysted small redworm larvae; also controls bots.

 

 

 Active ingredient - Moxidectin. 

 

 

 

Legal Category : POM-VPS

 

 

 

* NOT SUITABLE FOR FOALS UNDER 4 MONTHS OLD.

 

  

* NOT LICENSED FOR DONKEYS.  

      

 

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Further Info

 

Equest

 

Uses

Moxidectin is a second generation macrocyclic lactone of the milbemycin family.
For the treatment and control of adult and larval stages of important internal parasites including encysted inhibited EL3 and developing intramucosal L4 larval stages of small redworms, arterial stages of large redworms and bots in horses and ponies with a single dose.

 

 

 

EQUEST Oral Gel, at the recommended dosage level of 400 mcg moxidectin per kg bodyweight, provides effective control of moxidectin sensitive strains of the following parasites of horses and ponies:
Large strongyles:
Strongylus vulgaris (adults and arterial stages)
Strongylus edentatus (adults and visceral stages)
Triodontophorus brevicauda (adults)
Triodontophorus serratus (adults)
Triodontophorus tenuicollis (adults)
Small strongyles (adults and intraluminal larval stages):
Cyathostomum spp.
Cylicocyclus spp.
Cylicostephanus spp.
Cylicodontophorus spp.
Gyalocephalus spp.

 

 

 

EQUEST Oral Gel is effective against (developing) intramucosal L4 stages of small strongyles. At eight weeks after treatment early (hypobiotic) EL3 stages of small strongyles are eliminated.

 

EQUEST Oral Gel is effective against benzimidazole resistant strains of cyathostomes.
Ascarids:
Parascaris equorum (adult and larval stages)
Other species:
Oxyuris equi (adult and larval stages)
Habronema muscae (adults)
Gasterophilus intestinalis (L2, L3)
Gasterophilus nasalis L2, L3)
Strongyloides westeri (adults)
Trichostrongylus axei

 

EQUEST Oral Gel has a persistent effect in preventing infection by small strongyles for 2 weeks after dosing and suppresses the presence of small strongyle eggs in the dung for 90 days.

 

 

 

Dosage and administration

For oral administration. One 12.2g syringe contains sufficient gel to treat one 575 kg horse at the recommended dose rate (0.4 mg moxidectin per kg bodyweight). Each graduation on the calibrated syringe delivers sufficient gel to treat 25 kg bodyweight.

 

 

 

 Use of a scale or weigh tape is recommended to ensure accurate dosing. To avoid overdosing, care should be taken to accurately dose foals, especially low bodyweight foals or young ponies.

 

 

 

EQUEST Oral Gel is safe to use in foals over 4 months of age, mares, ponies and horses. Mares may be treated at any stage of pregnancy and lactation. Transient adverse reactions may occur at twice the recommended dose in foals and 3 times the recommended dose in adults.

 

 

 

The signs are depression, inappetence, ataxia and drooping lower lip 8 to 24 hours following dosing. Symptoms of moxidectin overdose are the same as those observed in very rare occasions at the recommended dosage. In addition, hypothermia may occur.

 

 

 

 Symptomatic treatment is not generally necessary and recovery is generally complete within 24 to 72 hours. There is no specific antidote.

 

 

 

EQUEST Oral Gel is specially formulated to be easily expelled by the syringe plunger. Once in the horse`s mouth, EQUEST Gel liquefies. This facilitates dosing and reduces the risk of rejection

 

 

 

Dosing guideline

The persistent activity of EQUEST Oral Gel and its effectiveness against inhibited and developing larvae in the intestinal mucosa enables a reduction in the dosing frequency in strategic parasite control programmes. The recommended dosing interval for the control of small strongyles is 13 weeks.

Warnings

 

Contra Indications / Warnings

 

 

Horses must not be slaughtered for human consumption within 32 days of treatment.

 

 

Do not administer to young foals less than 4 months of age.

 

 

 

EQUEST Oral Gel is formulated specifically for use in horses only. Dogs or cats may be adversely affected by the concentration of moxidectin in this product if they are allowed to ingest spilled paste or have access to used syringes.

 

 

 

Do not use the same syringe to treat more than one animal unless horses are running together or in direct contact with each other on the same premises.

 

 

 

Do not smoke, drink or eat while handling the product.

 

 

 

The use of protective gloves is recommended.

 

 

 

Wash hands or any exposed area after use.

 

 

 

Avoid direct contact with skin and eyes.

 

 

In the event of eye contact, flush the eye with copious amounts of clean water and seek medical advice.

 

 

 

For animal treatment only.

 

 

 

Keep out of the reach of children.

 

 

 

Read entire package insert before use.

 

 

 

Environmental safety

 

 

EQUEST Oral Gel is toxic to fish and aquatic organisms. Do not contaminate ponds, waterways or ditches with product or used syringes. Dispose of any unused product and empty syringes in accordance with guidance from your local waste regulation authority.

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical Precautions.

 

 

After Opening, use within 6 months.

 

 

Do not store above 25°C.

 

 

Keep the syringe in the carton.

 

 

After first use record the date to be disposed on the label space provided

 

 

 

Presentation

 

A clear gel containing 18.92 mg/g moxidectin and 37.84 mg/g benzyl alcohol Ph. Eur and 0.24 mg/g disodium edetate Ph. Eur as preservatives.

 

 

 

Click on the following link to find details of all veterinary medicinal products currently authorised in the UK together with a list of suspended and recently expired products.

www.vmd.defra.gov.uk/ProductInformationDatabase

If you suspect an adverse reaction www.vmd.defra.gov.uk/adversereactionreporting/

If you have a complaint the VMD may be contacted at www.vmd.defra.gov.uk

 

Before Purchase

Please fill out the form below before you add the product to your shopping basket.  
EQUEST *
I confirm that I will not use Equest for a donkey or a horse/pony foal under 4 months old
I confirm these products are for my own use. *
POM-VPS products cannot be re-sold.
Type of Equine *




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How many horses & ponies are you worming? *Total number
I know the weight of my horse or pony. *
This is very important, to ensure that that the dosage is correct, if in doubt, please weigh tape.
I confirm the horses etc are at the delivery address *Please answer YES or fill in the address where the animals are kept.
I confirm my understanding. *
Just to confirm that you are confident about the information you have given and will read the contra indications leaflet and manufacturers instructions before administering. Our SQP is Jane Skinner QE6130, our VMD registration is 2019637, Pembroke Farm, Tilshead, Salisbury, SP3 4RX Jane is available to answer any query on 01980 621775 or office@1stforsupplements.com ALL our POM-VPS products are authorised for sale in UK.
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