Equitape Horse Paste
A white gel containing 90 mg/g praziquantel as active substance. Also contains 0.2 mg/g propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216) and 1.4 mg/g methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218) as preservatives.
Praziquantel is a pyrazino-isoquinoline derivative. For the single dose treatment of infections with cestodes (tapeworms) of the species Anoplocephala perfoliata sensitive to praziquantel.
Dosage and administration
For oral administration one 6.67 g syringe contains sufficient gel to treat one 600 kg horse at the recommended dose rate (1 mg praziquantel per kg bodyweight).
Each graduation on the calibrated syringe delivers sufficient gel to treat 50 kg bodyweight. Use of a scale or weigh tape is recommended to ensure accurate dosing.
Contra-indications, warnings, etc
The safety of Equitape has not been studied following administration to mares during gestation and lactation, and as such should only be used in mares during pregnancy and lactation after assessment of the benefit/risk balance by your veterinary surgeon.
In horses with severe infections, treatment may result in mild, transient colic and loose faeces due to the destruction of the tapeworms.
In order to limit pasture excretion of the product and its metabolites, horses should remain stabled for 2 days after treatment.
The withdrawal period for animals going for meat for human consumption is 0 days
Do NOT use in horses producing milk for human consumption.
Legal category POM-VPS The datasheet for this product can be found here- http://www.vmd.defra.gov.uk/ProductInformationDatabase