Equimectrin Paste Pet Medication
- Farm Animal
- Availability: OTC
- Active Ingredient(s):
- What is Equimectrin Paste used for?
Equimectrin Paste is a parasiticide (anthelminthic and boticide) which removes worms and bots in a single dose.
- How Equimectrin Paste should be used?
The content of a single oral syringe is sufficient to treat one 1250 lb horse at the recommended dose rate of 91mcg per lb. Each weight marking on the oral syringe plunger delivers enough paste to treat 250 lb of body weight. All horses should be included in a regular parasite control program with particular attention being paid to mares (including pregnant mares at any stage of pregnancy), foals and yearlings. Foals should be treated initially at 6 to 8 weeks of age, and routine treatment repeated as appropriate. Stallions may be treated without adversely affecting their fertility.
- What are the side effects?
Swelling and itching reactions after treatment with Equimectrin Paste have occurred in horses carrying heavy infections of neck threadworm. These reactions were most likely the result of microfilariae dying in large numbers. Symptomatic treatment may be advisable. Healing of summer sores involving extensive tissue changes may require other appropriate therapy in conjunction with treatment with Equimectrin Paste. Reinfection, and measures for its prevention, should also be considered. Consult your veterinarian if the condition does not improve.
- What special precautions are there?
Equimectrin Paste is for use in horses only. This product should not be used in other animal species as severe reactions, including fatalities in dogs, may result. Do not use on horses intended for food purposes. This product is not intended for use in humans. Do not smoke or eat when handling this product. Wash hands after use. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not contaminate ground or surface water. Dispose of the syringe in an approved landfill or by incineration.
- In the event of overdose?
Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.
- How should I store Equimectrin Paste?
Store this product at room temperature. Keep out of the reach of children and animals.
Disclaimer: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and should NOT be considered veterinary advice. Any veterinary questions should be referred to your veterinarian. This information is NOT to be used for diagnosis or treatment of your pet. Please make your own inquiries with your veterinarian for the suitability of a product for your pet.