Equimax LV is a low volume, palatable, broad-spectrum worming paste that is up to 100% effective in treating all internal parasites in horses including all three species of tapeworm and all three species of bots. Allwormer for Horses 4. Treats horses weighing up to 700kg WHAT IS EQUIMAX® LV? 4 4 4 4 4 Allwormer effective on all susceptible equine internal parasites, including all three species of tapeworm and all three species of bots Safe to use on all horses including foals, pregnant mares and breeding stallions Treats horses to 700kg Ergonomically designed easy to use tube Low volume presentation Most horse owners underestimate their horse’s weight by as much as 20%.
Underdosing due to underestimating weight can leave horse unprotected against worm related disease and may lead to resistance.
Equimax LV’s 700kg size will treat 99% of Australian horses in a single tube. 5. Palatable paste Equimax LV is readily accepted by most horses. 6. Easy to use ergonomic syringe Equimax LV is presented in a unique syringe that is designed to fit more comfortably into the hand.
It has a shorter plunger – making it easier to use for people with small hands – and curved finger grips that make it more comfortable to grip.
Additionally the dose markings can be easily seen by both left and right handed users. WHY USE EQUIMAX® LV? 1. Broad Spectrum Allwormer The combination of ivermectin and praziquantel in Equimax LV provides a broad spectrum anti-parasiticide for total control of all equine worms, bots, lungworms, intestinal threadworms, tapeworms and skin parasites (summer sores and neck threadworms). WHEN TO USE EQUIMAX® LV? Worming intervals How often horses are wormed depends on the property’s management system.
It is ideal to use the minimum number of treatments possible in a year, as over worming can lead to resistance.
Depending on a number of factors, some horse owners will need to worm more often than others.
Where there are large numbers of horses kept close together and/or horses are frequently moving on and off a property, there will be a greater need for worm control.
This is because these horses will be at the greatest risk of contamination.
Horses in these situations, generally on studs or agistment properties, will need to be wormed every six to eight weeks.
It may be possible, where there are low stocking densities, to worm horses less often.The use of paddock management procedures like manure removal, paddock rotation and grazing with other species will also help lower contamination pressure.
All horses should be wormed at least once every 3 months regardless of the conditions in which they are kept.
All horses on a property should be wormed at the same time.
New horses should be quarantined and wormed before coming onto the property.
If you are unsure about what drenching interval is right for your situation please consult your vet or local Virbac area manager. 2. Protects against worm related disease Every horse faces a daily challenge from parasites in the environment and whilst not every horse will show signs of infection, if left untreated the burden of internal parasites such as worms and bots can cause disease and colic.
Some of these diseases and colic can be life threatening to your horse.
To maintain health and vitality while also reducing the risk of illness you should have your horse on an appropriate worming routine.
Parasites of major concern are small redworms, tapeworms and ascarids.
All three types of these worms have been shown to cause significant disease including colic, diarrhoea and even death.
Small redworms (small strongyles) are capable of damaging a horse’s gut to the extent of creating chronic diarrhoea and, in some cases, death due to fluid and protein loss.
Tapeworms have been associated with an increased risk of spasmodic colic and have been implicated as the cause of surgical colic such as ileal-impactions and intussusceptions.
Many other worms, along with bots, also affect horses and if left untreated can lead to poor growth, unthriftiness, weight loss, a dull coat, anaemia, skin irritation and diarrhoea.
Regular worm treatments with a broad spectrum product such as Equimax LV will significantly reduce the risk of disease and colic attributable to worms and help to maintain the health and vitality of your horse. — HOW TO USE EQUIMAX® LV? Estimating weight Most people underestimate a horse’s weight by as much as 20%.
Underestimating weight can lead to underdosing.
Giving a horse less than the required dose of wormer can leave them at risk of worm-related disease, as potentially worms will be left untreated within the horse.
Underdosing can also encourage the development of resistance in horses by exposing the worms to sub-lethal doses of wormer.
It is therefore important to correctly estimate your horse’s weight when deciding on the correct dose of wormer to give them.
It is in fact preferable to give horses a slight overdose rather than an underdose.
There are several methods to determine a horse’s weight, the most accurate being a set of scales.
As most horse owners do not have easy access to horse scales, there are other methods that horse owners can use to get a good estimate of their horses’ weight.
A reasonable estimation of a horse’s weight can be made using the formula below.
Weight = girth (cm)2 x length 11877 Another method that can be used to estimate weight is by using one of the commercially available weight tapes.
Some tapes are accurate and some are not, so it is a good idea to first calibrate the tape using the formula to confirm that it is measuring accurately.
Weight tapes are not suitable to use in immature horses, which have a different body composition to older animals. COMPOSITION Equimax LV 7.49g syringe contains: Ivermectin Praziquantel 18.7mg/g 140mg/g DOSAGE 1mL/100kg of bodyweight is the recommended dose rate.
The first division delivers enough paste to treat 100 kg.
Each subsequent syringe division delivers enough paste to treat 50 kg of bodyweight.
The syringe delivers sufficient paste to treat 700 kg of bodyweight at the recommended dose rate. PRESENTATION 7.49g single syringe Stable pail containing 30 syringes APVMA NUMBER • 52695 Administration Equimax LV is to be given orally at the recommended dose level of 1mL/ 100kg bodyweight.
Insert the syringe into the side of the horse’s mouth in the gap between the front and back teeth.
Advance the plunger as far as it will go, press the plunger to the chosen dosage, depositing the medication on the rear of the tongue.
Immediately raise the horse’s head for a few seconds after dosing to ensure the full dose has been swallowed. Customer Support Tel: 1800 009 847 www.virbac.com.au
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