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> > I found this information, but could not find an E-mail address for the
> > company that makes it.
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> > Lizzy (momma) and Lightning (baby)
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> > is noticeable that the equine race, in its wild state, has none of the
> > of the species domesticated. The sorrows of horse-flesh are the fruits
> > civilization." W.E. Webb(1872)
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> > http://www.horse-previews.com/198articles/198vetcorner.html
> > Moxidectin has been marketed furiously as the new miracle dewormer for
> > horses. In fact, it does have some unique properties that set it apart
> > other products and make it very useful in most deworming programs. It
> > be used cautiously, however, as it is not free of side effects.
> > Quest need not, and should not, be used any more often than every three
> > months. It lasts longer than other dewormers because it is stored in the
> > cells and released into the body slowly. Because it is fat soluble, it
> > also be absorbed into the brain tissue, and when overdosed can cause
> > incoordination and other signs of nervous system toxicity. It is
> > to use a weight tape on your horse to estimate the proper dose before
> > administration. If you have a pony or miniature horse, have your
> > veterinarian estimate its weight before giving the product.
> > What sets Moxidectin apart from the other dewormers is that it kills
> > encysted small blood worms in the large colon. These encysted worms are
> > leading cause of colic. There have been reports of severe colic and even
> > death following administration of Moxidectin. This is probably not due
> > toxicity, but instead to an inflammatory reaction to a large kill-off of
> > worms. For this reason it is probably ill-advised to give this product
> > debilitated horses or to those who may not have been on a good deworming
> > program prior to treatment. Additionally, foals under four months of age
> > should not be dewormed with Moxidectin, and it should not be used for a
> > foal's first deworming.
> > Despite what the ads say, Moxidectin does not kill all species of
> > product does. For this reason, rotation is still advised. Contact your
> > veterinarian for specifics.
> > Horse Previews and staff would like to thank Dr. Burnett for writing
> > interesting articles these past months, and wish her all the very best
> > luck in her new venture in California. Look out for continuing vet
> > next month by a new author!
> > http://www.ahp.com/ahp/releases/fort_070197.htm
> > Fort Dodge Introduces New QuestT Gel Dewormer & Boticide
> > OVERLAND PARK, KS (July, 1997) -- Fort Dodge Animal Health has received
> > approval of new Quest gel. Quest dewormer & boticide is labeled for oral
> > administration to horses and ponies of all breeds.
> > According to Dennis Kowalski, Senior Marketing Manager with Fort Dodge
> > Animal Health, "Quest is the first totally new dewormer for horses to be
> > introduced in the U.S. and Canada in more than a decade." Kowalski says
> > single-dose Quest is available in a clear gel formulation that is highly
> > acceptable to horses and controls all stages of the most common and
> > economically significant worms and bots, in just four treatments per
> > Kowalski says only Quest contains the active ingredient moxidectin, a
> > generation anthelmintic which is in a completely different drug class
> > ivermectin-based products. Moxidectin is used worldwide for worm and bot
> > control in horses and for worm, grub, lice and mite control in cattle.
> > Controls Dangerous Encysted Cyathostomes
> > Dr. Phil Scholl, Product Development Manager at Fort Dodge Animal
> > says activity against dangerous encysted cyathostomes (the encysted
> > small strongyles) is a key benefit of Quest. "Unlike other single-dose
> > dewormers, Quest has been proven to kill encysted cyathostomes while
> > are in the gut wall. This prevents encysted cyathostomes from emerging
> > creating the potential for intestinal damage and disease, including
> > diarrhea, bleeding and weight loss," Scholl says. He notes that Quest is
> > only product labeled to control encysted small strongyles.
> > Scholl says Quest delays the reappearance of small strongyle eggs in
> > twice as long as leading ivermectin products. "Each single-dose Quest
> > treatment provides a full three months of worm and bot protection, which
> > means horses and ponies only need to be dewormed four times a year,"
> > says. He recommends that horse owners schedule deworming according to
> > changing seasons (spring, summer, fall and winter) for year-round
> > In addition to small strongyles and encysted cyathostomes, Quest also
> > controls both adult and migrating larval stages of large strongyles,
> > ascarids, pinworms, hairworms, large-mouth stomach worms and horse
> > bots.
> > Readily Accepted Gel
> > New Quest is available in a clear gel formulation that is readily
> > by horses when administered orally, according to Scholl. He says this
> > greatly reduces the incidence of head tossing and spit-out medication
> > normally associated with paste dewormers. "The unique gel formulation
> > we have developed melts almost instantly in the mouth when administered.
> > Horses are dewormed almost before they know it," Scholl says.
> > Quest is packaged in single-dose syringes which can be used to treat one
> > horse weighing up to 1,150 lbs. However, each syringe may be used to
> > two or more foals, ponies or lighter breeds of horses. The new dewormer
> > boticide is labeled for use in breeding mares, stallions and foals.
> > Scholl and Fort Dodge recommend determining the horse's body weight
> > scale or girth tape prior to treatment, to ensure that the recommended
> > level is administered.
> > 4X Guarantee
> > Fort Dodge guarantees horses or ponies treated with Quest every three
> > (four times per year) will be free of disease caused by internal
> > or consumers receive four times their money back.
> > Quest is available through veterinarians and equine health suppliers.
> > Dodge recommends that horse owners consult an equine veterinarian for
> > assistance in developing a comprehensive equine health program. For more
> > information about Quest or the Quest 4X Guarantee, call 1-888-593-2352.
> > Fort Dodge Animal Health is a division of American Home Products.
> > Home Products is one of the world's largest research-based
> > and health care products companies. It is a leader in the discovery,
> > development, manufacturing and marketing of prescription drugs and
> > over-the-counter medications. It is also a global leader in vaccines,
> > biotechnology, agricultural products, animal health care and medical
> > devices.
> > CONTACT: Cyndie Shearing Latorra, Paul & McCann Advertising, 120 E.
> > Washington St., Syracuse, NY 13202. Phone: 315/476-1646 or E-mail
> > http://www.ahp.com/ahp/products/pkginsrt_quest.htm
> > ANIMAL SAFETY
> > QUEST (moxidectin) 2% Equine Oral Gel can be safely administered at
> > recommended dose of 0.4 mg moxidectin/kg body weight to horses and
> > all breeds at least 4 months of age or older. Transient depression,
> > and recumbency may be seen when very young or debilitated animals are
> > treated. In these instances, supportive care may be advisable.
> > safety studies demonstrate a wide margin of safety when the product is
> > in the treatment of estrual and pregnant mares and breeding stallions.
> > To report adverse drug reactions or to obtain a copy of the Material
> > Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) call (800)477-1365.
> > PRECAUTION
> > QUEST 2% Equine Oral Gel has been formulated specifically for use in
> > horses and ponies only. This product should not be used in other animal
> > species as serious adverse reactions may result.
> > WARNING
> > Extreme caution should be used when administering the product to
> > young and miniature horses, as overdosage may result in serious adverse
> > reactions. Do not use in horses or ponies intended for food. Keep this
> > all drugs out of reach of children.
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