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Over 90% of all small redworm found in your horse will be encysted larvae. These will not show up on an egg count so the level of infection can be difficult to assess. Because of the unique way Moxidectin (the active Ingredient in Equest) works, Equest is the only wormer licensed to control all stages of encysted small redworm in a single dose. (It

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Over 90% of all small redworm found in your horse will be encysted larvae. These will not show up on an egg count so the level of infection can be difficult to assess. Because of the unique way Moxidectin (the active Ingredient in Equest) works, Equest is the only wormer licensed to control all stages of encysted small redworm in a single dose. (It does not cover Tapeworms.) IT IS SUITABLE FOR FOALS OVER 4 MONTHS AND PREGNANT MARES. It has a remarkably long duration of action worming horses for 13 weeks. Equest also remains in the horses system for a further 2 weeks once treated thereby reducing the horses risk of re-infection and pasture contamination. Equest also has a lower toxicity to dung dwelling insects than the Ivermectin based wormers. This again reduces pasture contamination as these insects help clear the pastures of dung. Equest is also highly economical as only 4 single doses are required for year round bot and roundworm control. This long dosing interval may also reduce the risk of resistance building up. Wastage is also reduced due to the unique clear gel formula which melts in your horses mouth meaning there will be no more spat out paste. If tapeworm cover is needed a dose of EQUITAPE (Praziquantel), or a double dose of PYRANTEL (Pyratape P or Strongid P) horses wormer may be given at the beginning or end of the grazing season to complete your annual worming programme. Dosage and administration For oral administration. One 12.2g syringe contains sufficient gel to treat one 575 kg horse at the recommended dose rate (0.4 mg moxidectin per kg bodyweight). Each graduation on the calibrated syringe delivers sufficient gel to treat 25 kg bodyweight. Use of a scale or weigh tape is recommended to ensure accurate dosing. To avoid overdosing, care should be taken to accurately dose foals, especially low bodyweight foals or young ponies. Dosing guideline The persistent activity of EQUEST Oral Gel and its effectiveness against inhibited and developing larvae in the intestinal mucosa enables a reduction in the dosing frequency in strategic parasite control programmes. The recommended dosing interval for the control of small strongyles is 13 weeks. Consult your veterinary surgeon for the appropriate programme for your specific needs.