Home Current News News Archive Shop/Advertise Ridecamp Classified Events Learn/AERC
Endurance.Net Home Ridecamp Archives
[Archives Index]   [Date Index]   [Thread Index]   [Author Index]   [Subject Index]

[RC] Wormer question - sherman

I haven’t heard about Equimax taking care of the encycsted small strongyles, but did find the article below. Unfortunately, Combocare includes moxidectin which will indeed rid your horse of encysted small strongyles, but very often causes colic and sometimes death because the moxidectin is very strong, unlike fenbendazole (Safeguard or Panacur) which is incredibly mild. If you want an affordable way to purge, use the Safeguard liquid suspension sold under cattle wormers. It’ll cost around $115 (includes shipping) and is enough wormer to purge 4 or 5 horses, depending on size. If you only have one, it has a very long shelf life and you can save it for a couple/few years…or talk a friend into sharing it with you.






From http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=5059

Farnam Horse Products has released ComboCare, a new over-the-counter dewormer that kills ascarids, tapeworms, small strongyles (including the encysted stages), and bots.

Research suggests that more than 50% of U.S. horses have been exposed to tapeworms. ComboCare provides praziquantel to ensure effective control against the parasites by preventing tapeworm larvae from clinging to the intestinal wall, causing them to die.

Combining moxidectin with praziquantel, the dewormer also protects against encysted small strongyles and bots, while providing 84-day suppression of strongyle eggs.

For more information about Farnam dewormers, call 800/234-2269 (toll-free, United States only), 602/285-1660, or visit www.farnamhorse.com.


Dot wrote:


I read that the Ivermectin/Praziquantel (Equi-Max)
single dose would have the same effect on encysted parasites as the 5 day Fenbendazole (Panacur/Safe-Guard) purge.
Has anybody out there more information on this?

Thanks for any info.