Anthelcide® EQ Equine Wormer Suspension
WHAT IS THIS DRUG?
- This is a broad spectrum oral antiparasitic drug containing oxibendazole. Oxibendazole interferes with metabolic pathways resulting in death of parasites.
REASONS FOR PRESCRIBING:
- Oxibendazole is effective in the treatment and control of the following parasite infections in healthy horses:
- Strongyles - redworms
- Eggs are passed by infected horses onto the grass which develop into larvae. The horse eats the larvae from the contaminated grass and they undergo several stages of maturation within the intestines and can cause irritation, damage, and colic in certain circumstances
- Specifically targets large strongyles:
- Strongylus vulgaris
- Strongylus edentatus
- Strongylus equinus
- Specifically targets small strongyles:
- Cyathostomum spp
- Cylicostephanus spp
- Cylicocyclus spp
- Triodontophorus spp
- Cylicodontophorus spp
- Gyalocephalus spp
- Ascarids - roundworms
- Eggs are passed by infected horses onto the grass which develop into larvae. The horse eats the larvae from the contaminated grass they undergo several stages of maturation within the intestines and can cause irritation, damage, and colic in certain circumstances.
- Specifically targets:
- Parascaris equorum (adult and L4 larval stage)
- Intestinal Threadworm
- Is primarily a concern in foals where the infective larvae enters the foal's system through drinking infected milk from the mare. The larvae migrate through the lungs and small intestines and can cause indigestion and diarrhea.
- Specifically targets:
- Strongyloides westeri
You need to accurately determine the weight of the horse with a scale or a weight tape prior to administration of this drug as the dose is based on the weight of the horse. Inadequate dosing will be ineffective and can encourage drug resistance. If you are unsure how your horse will react to oral administration of a medication, request assistance or demonstration by your veterinarian.
Suspension: The dosage of oxibendazole for the horse is 10 mg/kg of body weight (15 mg/kg for strongyloides). Each mL of suspension contains 100 mg of oxibendazole. Administer by stomach tube in 3-4 pints of warm water, or if preferred, by top dressing or mixing into a portion of the normal grain ration. Prepare individual doses to assure that each animal receives the correct amount. Horses maintained on premises where reinfection is likely to occur should be retreated in 6-8 weeks.
Paste: If using the paste formulation, refer to the oral dosing syringe directions below.
STORAGE AND WARNINGS:This product should be stored at room temperature and protected from freezing. Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and pets. Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product or in case of contact with eyes.
Potential side effects:
- Adverse reactions with this medication are uncommon at the recommended doses
CAN THIS DRUG BE GIVEN WITH OTHER DRUGS?
- Do not give new medications without first talking to your veterinarian
- If your horse experiences any unusual reactions when taking multiple medications, contact your veterinarian
Contact your veterinarian immediately if you have accidentally given more than the prescribed amount.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
Notify your veterinarian if your animal experiences any adverse reactions to this medication.
This product should not be used in horses intended for human consumption.
Check with the appropriate regulatory body regarding the use in competition horses.
As with all prescribed medication, Equine Oxibendazole should only be given to the horse for which it was prescribed and any medication given should be properly documented for that individual.
This is just a summary of information about Equine Oxibendazole. If you have any questions or concerns about this product or the parasites it prevents, please contact your veterinarian.