Eqvalan Oral Paste

Brand: Merial
Product Code: Eqvalan Oral Paste
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Price: £9.31
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 Eqvalan is a  white ready-to-use paste formulation for oral administration containing 1.87% w/w ivermectin.


For the treatment and control of adult and immature roundworms, lungworms and bots of horses and donkeys.   EQVALAN Oral Paste for Horses at the recommended dose rate of 200 micrograms ivermectin per kg bodyweight provides effective treatment and control of the following parasites of horses and donkeys:

Large strongyles, Small strongyles - Adult and immature (fourth stage larvae) small strongyles or cyathostomes, including benzimidazole-resistant strains, Lungworms , Pinworms , Ascarids (adults and immature) , Hairworms (adults) , Large-mouth stomach worms (adults) , Neck threadworms (microfilariae) , Intestinal threadworms (adults), Stomach bots 

Dosage And Administration

EQVALAN Oral Paste for Horses is given orally at the recommended dose rate of 0.2 mg ivermectin per kg of bodyweight. Each syringe delivers 120 mg ivermectin, sufficient to treat 600 kg of bodyweight.  All horses and donkeys should be included in a regular parasite control program, with particular attention being paid to mares, foals and yearlings. Foals should be treated initially at 6 to 8 weeks of age, and routine treatment repeated as appropriate.


Dosing instructions

Each weight marking on the syringe plunger will deliver sufficient paste to treat 100kg bodyweight. Unlock the knurled ring by making ¼ turn and slide the knurled ring up the plunger shaft so that the side nearest the barrel is at the prescribed weight marking. Turn the knurled ring ¼ turn to lock in place. Remove the plastic cap from the tip of the nozzle. Make sure the horse's mouth contains no feed. Insert the syringe into the horse's mouth at the interdental space. Advance the plunger as far as it will go, depositing the medication on the base of the tongue.  To ensure administration of a correct dose, bodyweight should be determined as accurately as possible.


Some horses carrying heavy infection of Onchocerca microfilariae have experienced oedema and itching following dosing, assumed to be the result of death of large numbers of microfilariae. These signs resolve within a few days but symptomatic treatment may be advisable.  EQVALAN Oral Paste for Horses has been formulated specifically for use in horses and donkeys only. Dogs or cats may be adversely affected by the concentration of ivermectin in this product if they are allowed to ingest spilled paste or have access to used syringes.


Do not smoke, eat or drink while handling the product. Wash hands after use.  This product may cause skin and eye irritation. Therefore, the user should avoid contact of the product with the skin and the eyes. In the case of contact rinse immediately with plenty of water.  For animal treatment only.  Withdrawal periods  Donkeys - meat: 21 days. -  Horses - meat: 21 days.

Container disposal  EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO FISH AND AQUATIC LIFE. Do not contaminate ponds, waterways or ditches with the product or used container. Any unused veterinary medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.


Legal category - POM-VPS medicine to view the information for eqvalan The datasheet for this product can be found here- http://www.vmd.defra.gov.uk/ProductInformationDatabase