Pyratape P paste for UK mainland Sales only
Suitable to treat horse up to 600kg
A ready to administer paste wormer, containing pyrantel, for the treatment of adult infections of large and small roundworms, ascarids and pinworms in the gastro-intestinal tract of horses, ponies and foals. Pyratape P also treats and controls tapeworm infections.
Pyratape contains pyrantel, a horse wormer effective against adult large and small redworms, ascarids, pinworms and at a double dose some tapeworms. It does not kill worm eggs, larvae, lungworms or bots. Tapeworms are carried by forage mites and can result in horses suffering from colic. The dose of Pyratape to control them is TWICE that needed for other worms, ie two tubes for an average horse (there is not an alternative formulation of granules). Dosage for tapeworms is best given twice a year towards the beginning and end of the grazing season and the Autumn dose used with Panacur Equine Guard for fullest possible removal of parasites. The normal (not tapeworm) dose needs to be repeated every 4 - 6 weeks. One tube will treat a 600 kg horse, but two are needed for tapeworm
Clinical Particulars Target Species Horses and ponies.
4.2 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.
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 Pyratape P 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.
Control and treatment of Anoplocephala (Tapeworm):
Pyratape P should be used at a dose rate of 38mg pyrantel embonate per kg bodyweight (i.e. twice the dose used for stronglyes). The need for re-treatment may vary, but if considered necessary, should be carried out after an interval of 6 weeks