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Worms

EQUIMAX® ELEVATION ideal triple active combination wormer for horses

A broad-spectrum horse worming paste for the treatment and control of susceptible tapeworms and roundworms (including arterial larval stages of Strongylus vulgaris and benzimidazole resistant small strongyles), bots, and skin lesions caused by Habronema and Draschia spp. (summer sores) and Onchocerca spp. microfilariae (cutaneous onchocerciasis).

  • Horse
  • Australian made
    Australian made

WHAT IS EQUIMAX® ELEVATION?

  • Broad-spectrum combination wormer effective on all susceptible equine internal parasites including all three species of tapeworm and all three species of bots
  • Unique combination of three active ingredients to combat or delay mectin and BZ resistance
  • Ideal wormer for horses upwards from 6 weeks of age
  • Safe to use on all horses including foals, pregnant mares and breeding stallions.
  • Palatable apple flavoured paste
  • Developed and made in Australia

RECOMMENDED FOR

  • Use in young horses (under 2 years) as it has double action against nematodes and tapeworms due to the combination of the three actives ivermectin, praziquantel and pyrantel.
  • Delaying onset of resistance, the double action is considered to delay the onset of resistance to either anthelminitic. It is registered to treat abamectin, moxidectin and ivermectin resistant ascarids.

WHY CHOOSE  EQUIMAX ELEVATION?

  • Broad Spectrum Allwormer

    The combination of ivermectin, pyrantel and praziquantel in EQUIMAX ELEVATION 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).

  • Unique combination of three active ingredients

    A unique formulation of three active ingredients designed to combat mectin resistance; EQUIMAX ELEVATION Oral Paste for Horses has a double action against nematodes and tapeworms due to the unique combination of the three actives ivermectin, praziquantel and pyrantel. Furthermore, the double action is thought to delay the onset of resistance to any of these anthelmintics.

  • Ideal wormer for horses from 6 weeks to 2 years

    The immature immune systems of foals and young horses mean they are more susceptible to worms than older animals. Some worm species are very common in young horses but rarely seen in older animals. This is because horses develop a natural immunity to them as they age. Young animals are also more susceptible to the damage caused by worms due to their smaller size. Immature lungs and digestive systems are easily damaged by migrating worms and a worm burden that may not cause a problem in an adult horse can easily block the gut of a foal.

    Ascarids are worms that primarily only affect horses less than two years of age. They are a large worm that can cause severe lung damage during migration and can also cause life-threatening colics. It appears that ascarids are the worm species developing resistance to the mectins. To protect young horses from potential mectin resistance, it is recommended that a combination product such as EQUIMAX ELEVATION or Strategy-T be used. Young horses should be wormed with STRATEGY-T in spring and summer and EQUIMAX ELEVATION in autumn and winter from eight to twelve weeks of age.

  • Track record of safety

    Extensive trials have proven the safety and efficacy of EQUIMAX ELEVATION. Safety has been proven in different age groups and life stages of horses including foals, breeding mares and stallions.

  • Palatable flavour

    EQUIMAX ELEVATION is in a palatable apple flavoured paste, making it easy to administer.

  • Developed and made in Australia

    EQUIMAX ELEVATION is an Australian developed and manufactured product that is designed specifically for Australian conditions.

COMPOSITION

  • Ivermectin 0.14g
  • Praziquantel 1.0g
  • Pyrantel 9.0g

DOSAGE & DIRECTIONS FOR USE

  • Dose at 3.3mL per 100kg bodyweight.
  • Each syringe of EQUIMAX ELEVATION treats a horse up to 700kg

STORAGE

Store below 30ºC (Room Temperature) away from light.

PACK SIZES

  • 23.1mL single syringe
  • Stable pail containing 60 syringes

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FAQ
  • Can I use EQUIMAX ELEVATION in my stallion?

    EQUIMAX ELEVATION can be safely used in breeding stallions at any time without adversely affecting their fertility.

  • Can I use EQUIMAX ELEVATION in pregnant mares?

    Yes EQUIMAX ELEVATION can be used in mares at all stages of pregnancy. Pregnant mares should be treated as normal during their pregnancy taking care not to stress them during treatment. Mares should be wormed two weeks prior to their expected foaling date. Once a mare has foaled, the mare and foal should both be wormed with first foal worming at twelve weeks of age and subsequently every eight weeks so that large burdens are not allowed to develop.

  • When should I start worming my foal?

    Once a mare has foaled the mare and foal should both be wormed with the first foal worming recommended at twelve weeks of age. Young horses need to be treated differently to older horses because they are at risk of mectin resistant ascarids. Ascarids appear to be the worm developing resistance to mectins. Generally ascarids are not found in horses over two years of age as horses seem to develop a natural immunity to these worms as they mature. To protect young horses from potential mectin resistance, it is recommended that a combination product registered to treat mectin resistant ascarids, such as EQUIMAX® ELEVATION or STRATEGY-T®, be used. Young horses should be wormed with STRATEGY-T in spring and summer and EQUIMAX ELEVATION in autumn and winter until they are two years old. Faecal egg count (FEC) testing is recommended once they become a yearling to understand their parasite burden and then worm based on results.

  • Why is it important for me to accurately estimate my horses weight?

    Most people underestimate their horse’s weight by as much as 20%. Underestimating a horse’s 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 your horses by exposing the worms to sub-lethal doses of wormer. It is therefore vitally important to correctly estimate your horses’ 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 for finding out a horse’s weight, the most accurate obviously being a set of scales. As most horse owners to not have easy access to horse scales, there are several other methods that horse owners can use to get a good estimate of their horses’ weight. The use of the weight estimation formula will give a reasonably good estimation of most horses’ weight. The formula is:

    horse weight formula

    Another method that can be used to estimate weight is by using one of the commercially available weight tapes. Unfortunately, some of these tapes are far more accurate than others so it is a good idea to calibrate the tape using the formula first to check that it is measuring accurately. Weight tapes are also not suitable to use in immature horses as they have a different body composition to older animals.

  • Why would I want to use a three active (combination) wormer?

    Most wormers in Australia contain only two actives. EQUIMAX ELEVATION is a combination wormer which has three actives in a unique combination that give it a double action against certain worms. The ivermectin and pyrantel are both active against roundworms and the praziquantel and pyrantel are both active against tapeworms. This double action is thought to delay the onset of resistance to either anthelmintic. 

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