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A ready to administer oral paste for horses and other equines up to 600kg.
Each 28.5gm syringe contains 11.4gm pyrantel embotape USP as active ingredient. Also contains butylated hydroxytoluene. Pyrantel embonate is a broad-spectrum anthelmintic, indicated for use in the horse for the control and treatment of adult infections of large and small strongyles, pinworms, roundworms and tapeworms.
Oral Paste Pale yellow to buff coloured paste
Horses and ponies.
Indications for use, specifying the target species
Pyrantel embonate is a broad spectrum anthelmintic. Pyrantel embonate is indicated for use in the horse for the control and treatment of adult infections of large and small strongyles, Pinworms, Roundworms, Tapeworms.
Pyrantel embonate has a broad spectrum of activity, including activity against:
Large strongyles: Stronglylus vulgaris, S. edentatus, S. equinus.
Small strongyles: Trichonema spp. (Cyathostomes), Triodontophorus spp.
Pinworms : Oxyuris equi, Probstmayria vivipara.
Large roundworms: Parascaris equorum.
Tape worms: Anoplocephala perfoliata.
Not for use in foals less than 4 weeks of age.
Contraindicated in known sensitivity to pyrantel and in severely debilitated animals.
Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)
Pyrantel embonate is safe for horses and ponies of all ages, including sucklings, pregnant mares and studs. Impaction of the small intestine may occur in foals, infected with high numbers of Parascaris equorum. Symptoms (colic) may be seen as soon as 30 minutes after treatment
Use During Pregnancy,Lactation or Lay
Embotape is safe to give to pregnant and lactating mares provided the recommendations are followed.
Interactions with Other Medicinal products and other Forms of Interactions
Combined administration of pyrantel and levamisole or piperazine is not recommended.
Amounts to be administered and administration route
Control and treatment of Strongyles, Oxyuris and Parascaris:
Embotape should be used at a dose rate of 19 mg pyrantel embonate per kg bodyweight. The dosing programmes are as follows:
Foals (1-8 months of age): dose every 4 weeks.
b) Horses (over 8 months of age): dose every 6-8 weeks, but during the summer and autumn when at grass dose every 4-6 weeks. Always dose 3-4 days before turning out after in wintering.
c) Suckler mares: It has been shown that reduction of strongyle challenge to the suckling foal at pasture can be achieved by using clean pasture (re-seeded or not grazed the previous year by horses), dosing the mare 3-4 days before turning out and then at intervals of 2-4 weeks until the end of Autumn. Ideally mares with foals should go out to ‘clean’ pasture or, if this is not possible, delay turning them out until June.
The prescribed amount of Embotape is deposited on the tongue of the animal and the animal allowed to swallow. The complete content of one syringe contains 11.4g pyrantel embonate (6 graduated doses of 1.9g) in 28.5g paste and is sufficient for the treatment of 600kg bodyweight. Each graduation of the syringe is sufficient for the treatment of 100kg body-weight.