Frequently Asked Questions about EQUIMAX®

What is praziquantel?

Praziquantel is an anthelmintic, or antiparasitic medication, designed to kill parasites such as the equine tapeworm by damaging the parasite's absorptive outer layer.  Once this occurs, the parasite becomes vulnerable to - and is destroyed by - the horse's own immune system.

How does ivermectin work?

Ivermectin works by disrupting the neuromuscular functions of parasites, causing paralysis and death of nematodes.  Ivermectin has excellent proven efficacy against a wide range of equine parasites, including large and small strongyles, ascarids and bots.

What is colic?

A serious complication of the digestive system in horses; colic can lead to fatal intestinal blockage.

When should EQUIMAX® be administered?

Always consult your veterinarian before starting any parasite protection program. Best results are achieved when used in both the spring and the fall.

How can I learn more about EQUIMAX® and the impact parasites have on my horse?

If you have additional questions or would like to know more about the subjects presented in this website, please consult your veterinarian.

EQUIMAX® (ivermectin/praziquantel) Paste should not be used in other animal species as severe adverse reactions, including fatalities in dogs, may result. FOR ORAL USE IN HORSES 4 WEEKS OF AGE AND OLDER. Do not use in horses intended for human consumption. Swelling and itching reactions after treatment with ivermectin paste have occurred in horses carrying heavy infections of neck threadworm (Onchocerca sp. microfilariae), most likely due to microfilariae dying in large numbers. Not for use in humans. Ivermectin and ivermectin residues may adversely affect aquatic organisms; therefore dispose of product appropriately to avoid environmental contamination.

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