Loading...
Eraquell Pellets 35g

Eraquell Pellets - 35g

CODE: HORSEW009


Price: $27.95

In stock

WHAT ARE ERAQUELL® PELLETS?

  • Cereal-based pellets that look and smell like pony cubes.
  • A safe and effective wormer that controls internal equine parasites and all three species of bots.
  • An alternative to traditional paste and liquid wormers.

WHY USE ERAQUELL® PELLETS?

1. Palatable pellet in a small dose size

The bite-sized pellets are readily accepted by most horses directly from the feed bucket. For very fussy eaters, mixing the Eraquell Pellets with a handful of the horse’s usual pre-mixed feed will ensure the entire dose is consumed.

2. Broad Spectrum wormer

The Ivermectin in Eraquell provides a broad-spectrum anti-parasiticide for control of all equine worms (except tapeworm), bots, lungworms, intestinal threadworms and skin parasites (summer sores and neck threadworms).

3. To protect against worm related disease

Veterinarians see horses affected by worm associated disease on a daily basis. Even if your horse shows no obvious signs of infection it is possible that worms are living inside your horse.

Left untreated, the burden of internal parasites can cause colic, diarrhoea, anaemia and even death. Horses that are not treated for worms can also experience poor growth, weight loss, dull coats, skin irritations and general dullness.

It is vitally important that all horses are given regular worm treatments with an effective wormer such as Eraquell Pellets.

4. Track record of safety

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

Due to difficulties in accurately measuring a dose it is not recommended to administer Eraquell® Pellets to foals.

5. Treats a 700kg horse in one dose

Each 35g sachet of Eraquell Pellets will treat a 700kg animal meaning most horses can be easily treated with a single sachet.

WHEN TO USE ERAQUELL® PELLETS?

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 local vet.

Rotation

It is recommended to practice 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 Eraquell contain completely different actives so make excellent rotation partners. During a Strategy-T year, Eraquell 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

Eraquell is safe to use in pregnant and lactating mares. 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. Due to difficulties in accurately measuring a dose it is not recommended to administer Eraquell® Pellets to foals.

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

HOW TO USE ERAQUELL® PELLETS?

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 several 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

Eraquell Pellets are formulated in a palatable cereal pellet which is readily accepted by horses. Calculate the correct dosage for the horse’s bodyweight. Tear open the sachet and pour the required amount of Eraquell Pellets into a medium size container or feed bucket and offer to horse.

Ensure consumption of the entire dose by removing bridle before treatment and preventing spillage or dropping of pellets during feeding. If the horse does not eat all the pellets from the bucket, add a small amount of pre-mixed feed or grain (up to one handful) to the remaining pellets and mix together and offer to the horse again, until the entire dose is consumed.

Failure to consume the entire dose of pellets may result in decreased efficacy.

Dosage

Dose at 5g per 100kg bodyweight. Each sachet of Eraquell Pellets treats a horse up to 700kg.

Presentation

35g sachet of pellets.