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Equimax LV Paste

Equimax LV Paste

CODE: HORSEW006


Price: $23.95

In stock

WHAT IS EQUIMAX® LV?

  • Allwormer effective on all susceptible equine internal parasites, including all three species of tapeworm and all three species of bots.
  • Safe to use on all horses including foals, pregnant mares and breeding stallions.
  • Treats horses up to 700kg.
  • Ergonomically designed easy to use tube.
  • Low volume presentation.

WHY USE EQUIMAX® LV?

1. Broad Spectrum Allwormer

The combination of ivermectin and praziquantel in Equimax LV 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. Protects against worm related disease

Every horse faces a daily challenge from parasites in the environment and whilst not every horse will show signs of infection, if left untreated the burden of internal parasites such as worms and bots can cause disease and colic. Some of these diseases and colic can be life threatening to your horse.

To maintain health and vitality while also reducing the risk of illness you should have your horse on an appropriate worming routine. Parasites of major concern are small redworms, tapeworms and ascarids.

All three types of these worms have been shown to cause significant disease including colic, diarrhoea and even death. Small redworms (small strongyles) are capable of damaging a horse’s gut to the extent of creating chronic diarrhoea and, in some cases, death due to fluid and protein loss.

Tapeworms have been associated with an increased risk of spasmodic colic and have been implicated as the cause of surgical colic such as ileal-impactions and intussusceptions.

Many other worms, along with bots, also affect horses and if left untreated can lead to poor growth, unthriftiness, weight loss, a dull coat, anaemia, skin irritation and diarrhoea.

Regular worm treatments with a broad spectrum product such as Equimax LV will significantly reduce the risk of disease and colic attributable to worms and help to maintain the health and vitality of your horse.

3. Track record of safety

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

4. Treats horses weighing up to 700kg

Most horse owners underestimate their horse’s weight by as much as 20%. Underdosing due to underestimating weight can leave horse unprotected against worm related disease and may lead to resistance. Equimax LV’s 700kg size will treat 99% of Australian horses in a single tube.

5. Palatable paste - Equimax LV is readily accepted by most horses.

6. Easy to use ergonomic syringe - Equimax LV is presented in a unique syringe that is designed to fit more comfortably into the hand. It has a shorter plunger - making it easier to use for people with small hands - and curved finger grips that make it more comfortable to grip. Additionally the dose markings can be easily seen by both left and right handed users.

WHEN TO USE EQUIMAX® LV?

Worming intervals

How often horses are wormed depends on the property’s management system. It is ideal to use the minimum number of treatments possible in a year, as over worming can lead to resistance.

Depending on a number of factors, some horse owners will need to worm more often than others. Where there are large numbers of horses kept close together and/or horses are frequently moving on and off a property, there will be a greater need for worm control.

This is because these horses will be at the greatest risk of contamination. Horses in these situations, generally on studs or agistment properties, will need to be wormed every six to eight weeks. It may be possible, where there are low stocking densities, to worm horses less often.

The use of paddock management procedures like manure removal, paddock rotation and grazing with other species will also help lower contamination pressure.

All horses should be wormed at least once every 3 months regardless of the conditions in which they are kept. All horses on a property should be wormed at the same time. New horses should be quarantined and wormed before coming onto the property.

If you are unsure about what drenching interval is right for your situation please consult your vet or local Virbac area manager.

Rotation

It is recommended to practise rotation of wormers to help prevent or slow the development of resistance. Products should be rotated yearly with one active being used for an entire year and then switching to a different active for the next year.

Strategy-T and Equimax LV contain completely different actives so make excellent rotation partners. During a Strategy-T year, Equimax LV needs to be included twice, as Strategy-T does not treat bots.

Bots must be treated at the end of autumn and the beginning of spring.

Treatment of mares and foals

Equimax LV 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. 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.

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 LV/Strategy-T rotation program, however Equimax Elevation is safe to use in horses of all ages if you wish to.

HOW TO USE EQUIMAX LV?

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. As most horse owners do not have easy access to horse scales, there are other methods that horse owners can use to get a good estimate of their horses’ weight.

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 LV is to be given orally at the recommended dose level of 1mL/ 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

1mL/100kg of bodyweight is the recommended dose rate. The first division delivers enough paste to treat 100 kg. Each subsequent syringe division delivers enough paste to treat 50 kg of bodyweight. The syringe delivers sufficient paste to treat 700 kg of bodyweight at the recommended dose rate.

Presentation

7.49g single syringe. Stable pail containing 30 syringes.