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Equimax Elevation Paste

Equimax Elevation Paste

CODE: HORSEW003


Price: $25.95

In stock


WHAT IS EQUIMAX® ELEVATION?

  • Allwormer effective on all susceptible equine internal parasites, including all three species of tapeworm and all three species of bots
  • Unique combination of three active ingredients to combat or delay mectin resistance
  • Ideal wormer for horses from 6 weeks to 2 years
  • Safe to use on all horses including foals, pregnant mares and breeding stallions.
  • Palatable apple flavoured paste
  • Developed and made in Australia

WHY USE EQUIMAX® ELEVATION?  

1. Broad Spectrum Allwormer

The combination of ivermectin, pyrantel and praziquantel in Equimax Elevation provides a broad-spectrum anti-parasiticide for total control of all equine worms, bots, lungworms, intestinal threadworms, tapeworms and skin parasites (summer sores and neck threadworms).

2. Unique combination of three active ingredients

A unique formulation of three active ingredients designed to combat mectin resistance; Equimax Elevation Oral Paste for Horses has a double action against nematodes and tapeworms due to the unique combination of the three actives ivermectin, praziquantel and pyrantel.

Furthermore the double action is thought to delay the onset of resistance to any of these anthelmintics.

3. Ideal wormer for horses from 6 weeks to 2 years

The immature immune systems of foals and young horses mean they are more susceptible to worms than older animals. Some worm species are very common in young horses but rarely seen in older animals.

This is because horses develop a natural immunity to them as they age. Young animals are also more susceptible to the damage caused by worms due to their smaller size.

Immature lungs and digestive systems are easily damaged by migrating worms and a worm burden that may not cause a problem in an adult horse can easily block the gut of a foal.

Ascarids are worms that primarily only affect horses less than two years of age. They are a large worm that can cause severe lung damage during migration and can also cause life-threatening colics.

It appears that ascarids are the worm species developing resistance to the mectins. To protect young horses from potential mectin resistance, it is recommended that a combination product such as Equimax Elevation be used.

Young horses should be wormed with Equimax Elevation from six weeks of age until they are two years old. They should then be placed onto the yearly Equimax/Strategy-T rotation plan.

4. Track record of safety

Extensive trials have proven the safety and efficacy of Equimax Elevation. Safety has been proven in different age groups and life stages of horses including foals, breeding mares and stallions.

5. Palatable flavour

Equimax Elevation is a palatable apple flavoured paste, making it easy to administer.

6. Developed and made in Australia

Equimax Elevation is an Australian developed and manufactured product that is designed specifically for Australian conditions.

WHEN TO USE EQUIMAX® ELEVATION?

Worming intervals

Young horses need to be treated differently to older horses because they are at risk of mectin resistant ascarids. Ascarids appear to be the worm developing resistance to mectins. Generally ascarids are not found in horses over two years of age as horses seem to develop a natural immunity to these worms as they mature.

Ascarids have a relatively short life cycle and as they present a risk of long term health damage to horses it is important that young horses are wormed regularly. Horses under two should be wormed every six weeks with Equimax Elevation.

Once a horse turns two they should be then put on the Equimax/Strategy-T rotation program, however Equimax Elevation is safe to use in horses of all ages.

Treatment of mares and foals

Equimax Elevation is safe to use in pregnant and lactating mares as well as young foals. Pregnant mares should be treated as normal during their pregnancy, taking care not to stress them during treatment.

Mares should be wormed two weeks prior to their expected foaling date. Once a mare has foaled the mare and foal should both be wormed starting from when the foal is six weeks old.

HOW TO USE EQUIMAX® ELEVATION?

Estimating weight

Most people underestimate a horse’s weight by as much as 20%. Underestimating weight can lead to underdosing. Giving a horse less than the required dose of wormer can leave them at risk of worm-related disease, as potentially worms will be left untreated within the horse.

Underdosing can also encourage the development of resistance in horses by exposing the worms to sub-lethal doses of wormer. It is therefore important to correctly estimate your horse’s weight when deciding on the correct dose of wormer to give them.

It is in fact preferable to give horses a slight overdose rather than an underdose. There are several methods to determine a horse’s weight, the most accurate being a set of scales. Another method that can be used to estimate weight is by using one of the commercially available weight tapes.

Some tapes are accurate and some are not, so it is a good idea to first calibrate the tape using the formula to confirm that it is measuring accurately. Weight tapes are not suitable to use in immature horses, which have a different body composition to older animals.

Administration

Equimax Elevation is to be given orally at the recommended dose level of 3.3mL/ 100kg bodyweight. Insert the syringe into the side of the horse’s mouth in the gap between the front and back teeth.

Advance the plunger as far as it will go, press the plunger to the chosen dosage, depositing the medication on the rear of the tongue. Immediately raise the horse’s head for a few seconds after dosing to ensure the full dose has been swallowed.

Dosage

Dose at 3.3mL per 100kg bodyweight. Each syringe of Equimax Elevation treats a horse up to 700kg.

Presentation

23.1mL single syringe.