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Equest is suitable for foals over four months and pregnant mares
Equest lasts 13 weeks
Equest wormer treats all common horse worms apart from tapeworms, including Bots (Bot fly larvae )and developing and inhibited encysted small redworms at the standard dose
Moxidectin is the active ingredient in Equest an anthelmintic which is the first new ingredient for a horse wormer since the introduction of ivermectin horse wormer
Equest is packed as a ‘melt in the mouth’ clear gel
One tube of Equest will treat a 575 kg horse
Granules are not available.
Equest has the remarkably long duration of action worming horses for 13 weeks. Because of the time the active ingredient of Equest called Moxidectin in Equest horse wormer gel remains in the body any worm egg or larvae eaten will be killed helping the grazing to become free of contamination.
Use Equest Pramox wormer alternately with Equest every quarter for a years complete worming programme. Thats just four single doses a year, one for each season!
If tape worm cover only is needed use EQUITAPE.
EQUEST has the longest dosing interval of any routine wormer, with its 13-week dosing interval.
The unique persistency of EQUEST prevents the re-appearance of worm eggs in the dung for at least 90 days, that’s longer than pyrantel, mebendazole, fenbendazole and
ivermectin-based wormers (Jacobs D et al, 1995) (Parr S et al), and gives EQUEST its
13-week dosing interval.
Just one single dose of EQUEST is required a season for the routine control of roundworms, and it also controls bots.
• EQUEST is the only wormer to control all stages of encysted small redworm, that’s the inhibited and developing stages with a SINGLE standard dose.
Over 90% of the small redworm in your horse can be encysted in its gut wall. Undetectable, horses can harbour tens of thousands of encysted small redworm with no visible illness (Love S et al, 1999). Killing these larvae before they emerge ‘en masse’ and cause potentially fatal intestinal damage is an important part of any worm control programme.
Ivermectin, mebendazole and pyrantel-based wormers are simply not effective against encysted small redworm, and fenbendazole-based wormers require a 5-day course. With widespread small redworm resistance to fenbendazole, prevalent on over 80% of stables in the UK (Fisher M et al, 1992), and the fact that this 5-day course actually may increase the selection pressure for resistance amongst small redworm (Reinemeyer C et al, 2003), the use of fenbendazole for the control of encysted small redworm is not advisable where resistance is present (Coles G et al, 2003).
• EQUEST is the only wormer to carry on killing small redworm larvae ingested while your horse grazes for a further two weeks after treatment, cleaning the pasture of this parasite and reducing your horse’s exposure to re-infection.