Safe-Guard® Power Pac Equine Dewormer (57 g)
Equine Fenbendazole is approved for use in horses to treat infections caused by the following internal parasites: Large Strongyles (adults), Small Strongyles (luminal adults and several larval stages), Pinworms (adults) and Ascarids (adults). Consult your veterinarian for help in the diagnosis, treatment and control of parasitism. Deworming schedules may vary depending on the climate where you live and the habits of your horse. Equine Fenbendazole is available in the form of paste, suspension, pellets or feed medication.
WHAT IS THIS DRUG?
- The ingredient fenbendazole is an anthelmintic (or dewormer) approved for use in horses
- Given by mouth
REASONS FOR PRESCRIBING:
- To treat horses for Large Strongyles (adults), Small Strongyles (luminal adults and several larval stages), Pinworms (adults) and Ascarids (adults).
Read and follow the label carefully.
Consult your veterinarian for help in the diagnosis, treatment and control of parasitism. Regular deworming at intervals of 6-8 weeks may be required due to reinfection. Deworming schedules may vary depending on the climate where you live and the habits of your horse.
The dose is based upon your horse's weight.
For the control of Strongyles, Small Strongyles and Pinworms: 5 mg/kg (2.3 mg/lb).
For the control of Ascarids: 10 mg/kg (4.6 mg/lb).
For control of encysted early third stage (hypobiotic), late third stage and fourth stage cyathostome larvae, and fourth stage larvae of Strongylus vulgaris: 4.6 mg/lb (10 mg/kg) for 5 consecutive days.
No prior withdrawal of feed or water is necessary.
WHAT IF A DOSE IS MISSED?
Successful treatment of larval cyathostomosis (Small Strongyles) requires dosing for 5 successive days. If a dose is missed, give it as soon as you can. If it is already time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to the normal schedule. Therapy will need to be extended. Do not give 2 doses at the same time.
STORAGE AND WARNINGS:
Store at controlled room temperature, below 25°C. Protect from freezing.
This drug is not to be administered to horses that are to be slaughtered for use in food.
Keep this and all medication out of reach of children and pets.
Call your physician immediately if you accidentally take this product.
POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS:
- Certain species of small strongyles have become resistant to most anthelmintics belonging to the benzimidazole family of compounds, including fenbendazole.
- In suspected cases of larval cyathosomosis, the prognosis is usually guarded since the underlying pathology can be severe without the animals showing marked clinical signs.
- Rare reports of allergic reactions due to large numbers of dying parasites releasing antigens inside treated animal
CAN THIS DRUG BE GIVEN WITH OTHER DRUGS?
Yes, but if your horse experiences any unusual reactions when taking multiple medications, contact your veterinarian.
Contact your veterinarian immediately if your horse receives more Equine Fenbendazole than the prescribed amount.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
Notify your veterinarian if your animal's condition does not improve or worsens despite this treatment.