Pros: depending upon the horse, dosing with Zimectrin can be tricky
Cons: horse can be resistive, but that is not the fault of the paste
Zimectrin Gold? is one of the paste worm products we use with our mature horses. Zimectrin Gold? is a de-wormer approved by the FDA to eradicate 61 types and phases of equine parasites. Combining Ivermectin and Praziquantel Zimectrin Gold? provides a wide-ranging equine parasite control.
Ivermectin is a broad-spectrum anti-parasitic treatment used against parasitic worms while Praziquantel Biltricide- is an anthelmintic; An agent that kills, destroys and expels worms from the intestines.
Zimecterin Gold with Ivermectin and Praziquantel is an excellent all around dewormer and is one of the paste wormers we use.
Zimecterin Gold Ivermectin Praziquantel DeWormer for Horses with 1.55% ivermectin and 7.75% praziquantel can be used in foals, mares, ponies and breeding stallions for the treatment and control of tapeworms, large and small strongyles, pinworms, ascarids, hairworms, stomach bots, lungworms and threadworms.
Each 1 dose syringe/tube of Zimectrin? Gold treats up to 1,250 lbs body weight.
Ingredients: Active Ingredient: (Ivermectin 1.55% / praziquantel 7.75%) Paste
The five major types of equine internal parasites which must be controlled include large and small strongyles, ascarids, bots, and pin worms. With the exception of bots each of the other parasitic worms have been discussed in the review regarding another wormer we also use: Strongid.
Three types of Bots are common: bots of the intestinal system - Gastrophilus intestinalis- the most frequent; the nose bot -Gastrophilus haemorrhoidalis-; and the throat bot -Gastrophilus nasalis- .
Oestridae - botfly or bot fly- is one of several families of hairy, two wing, flies whose larvae live as parasites within the bodies of mammals. There are approximately 150 known species worldwide. One bot fly species in particular attacks humans.
The bot fly presents yearly problems to equestrian caretakers. About the size of a honey bee, the hairy, brown bot fly does not bite. Rather it will lay yellow eggs on the hair of forelegs, on the cannon bone and the knees, as well as on the throat or nose of the horse, depending on the particular bot fly doing the laying.
These eggs, which look somewhat like small, yellow drops of paint, or tiny yellow sticktites clinging to the hair of the equine and must be carefully removed during the late summer and early fall laying season to prevent influx of parasites in the horse.
Removal of the eggs clinging to the hosts hair is thorn and must be done with care one because the bone and tendons are directly below the skin on the cannon bones and two because during the process there is danger that the human too can become infected. Eggs will need to be removed with a sharp blade, some folks use a razor blade or pocket knife, others use a coarse grain sand paper.
The bot eggs must be carefully caught before they reach the ground.
Eggs once stimulated by the body heat of the animal begin hatching, once hatched, and ingested by the horse as it rubs its nose along its legs, the larvae as well as other eggs are relocated to the mouth. Larvae of each of the three types of bots enter the body through the mouth and implant themselves in the mucous lining of the gums.
Migration from the mouth to the stomach where larvae become attached in the intestines takes place after about four weeks. The stomach lining will become ulcerated and inflamed as the larvae grows.
Maturation continues until the larvae migrates to the skin after a period of some 8 to 10 months of development. When ready to emerge, a thumbnail-sized lump, called a warble in some parts of the county, will appear on the horse.
Warbles are not particularly painful, however if the lump is in a spot where the saddle or bridle go, the horse will not be able to be saddled or use a bridle until the wound made when the young bot fly breaks through heals. The open wound left behind is a nasty appearing sore even though it does not seem to cause pain.
I have never seen a horse bot wound, although I have seen one on a dog in Ohio, many years ago, and dont care to see one again. I particularly never want to see one on either of our horses.
Moreover, migrating larva can cause myriad mouth sores, stomach ulcers, and even blockage of the pyloric valve which can lead to colic.
Once outside the body, the bot hatches into an adult fly, and the cycle repeats. The bot fly population is most active in the late summer and fall.
Bot flies do not feed. Major control is focused upon removal of eggs from the hair and a dewormer to kill the bots in the stomach.
It is suggested that about four weeks following a hard, killing frost which will kill any remaining eggs on the hair, a boticide dewormer be administered.
Bots can be controlled with several types of dewormers, including dichlorvos, ivermectin, and trichlorfon.
Keeping the stable area tidy, with droppings picked up and removed, using a fly spray if necessary, encouraging birds and other fly eating critters to live nearby along with constant vigilance ie daily observation, brushing and care of horses will do much to prevent bot problems.
As with dosing with Strongid, depending upon the horse, dosing with Zimectrin can be tricky.
To administer: paste should be administered when mouth is free of food, and nothing is in the throat. Paste is administered according to weight of horse: as will all medications check with your vet to ascertain correct dosage for this OTC product. The tube is placed in the mouth, between the gap in the teeth, and on top of the tongue, the back of the mouth, plunger is depressed and paste is shot into the back of the mouth toward the throat. Raise head so paste cannot be spit out. Some horses will remain calm, hold the paste for several minutes and then spit it out. Stroke throat, talk quietly to horse to keep animal calm until he has swallowed.
Mark calendar and keep on worming schedule.
Some horses prove easier to deworm than do others. Temperaments are different, some horses are very resistive while others are not.
Combining Ivermectin and Praziquantel Zimectrin Gold? provides effective, wide-ranging equine parasite control. Happy to recommend.
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Zimecterin Gold Ivermectin / Praziquantel De-wormer for Horses
Strongid (pyrantel pamoate) Paste is a potent equine wormer containing pyrantel, a compound from the tetrahydropyrimidine class. Strongid Paste removes and controls most common and damaging internal parasites including large strongyles, small strongyles, pinworms, and large roundworms.
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ZIMECTERIN? GOLD Paste
(ivermectin 1.55% / praziquantel 7.75%)
For Oral Use in Horses Only. Each syringe contains 0.26 oz (7.35 gm) ZIMECTERIN? GOLD Paste.
NADA 141-214 Approved by FDA
Consult your veterinarian for assistance in the diagnosis, treatment, and control of parasitism. ZIMECTERIN? GOLD (ivermectin/praziquantel) Paste provides effective treatment and control of the following parasites in horses. Tapeworms - Anoplocephala perfoliata, Large Strongyles (adults) Strongylus vulgaris (also early forms in blood vessels), S. edentatus (also tissue stages), S. equinus, Triodontophorus spp. including T. brevicauda and T. serratus and Craterostomum acuticaudatum; Small Strongyles including those resistant to some benzimidazole class compounds (adults and fourth-stage larvae) Coronocyclus spp. including C. coronatus, C. labiatus and C. labratus, Cyathostomum spp. Including C. catinatum and C. pateratum, Cylicocyclus spp. including C. insigne, C. leptostomum, C. nassatus, and C. brevicapsulatus, Cylicodontophorus spp., Cylicostephanus spp., including C. calicatus, C. goldi, C. longibursatus and C. minutus, and Petrovinema poculatum; Pinworms (adults and fourth-stage larvae) Oxyuris equi; Ascarids (adults and third- and fourth-stage larvae) Parascaris equorum; Hairworms (adults) Trichostrongylus axei; Large-mouth Stomach Worms (adults) Habronema muscae; Bots (oral and gastric stages) Gasterophilus spp. including G. intestinalis and G. nasalis; Lungworms (adults and fourth-stage larvae) Dictyocaulus arnfieldi; Intestinal Threadworms (adults) Strongyloides westeri; Summer Sores caused by Habronema and Draschia spp. cutaneous third-stage larvae. Dermatitis caused by neck threadworm microfilariae, Onchocerca sp.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
This syringe contains sufficient paste to treat one 1250 lb horse at the recommended dose rate of 91 mcg ivermectin per lb (200 mcg/kg) body weight and 454 mcg praziquantel per lb (1 mg/kg) body weight. Each weight marking on the syringe plunger delivers enough paste to treat 250 lb body weight.
(1) While holding plunger, turn the knurled ring on the plunger 1/4 turn to the left and slide it so the side nearest the barrel is at the prescribed weight marking.(2)
Lock the ring in place by making a 1/4 turn to the right.
(3) Make sure that the horses mouth contains nofeed.
(4) Remove the cover from the tip of the syringe.
(5) Insert the syringe tip into the horses mouth at the space between the teeth.
(6) Depress the plunger as far as it will go, depositing paste on the back of the tongue.
(7) Immediately raise the horses head for a few seconds after dosing.
PARASITE CONTROL PROGRAM All horses should be included in a regular parasite control program with particular attention being paid to mares, foals and yearlings. Foals should be treated initially at 5 months of age, and routine treatment repeated as frequently as every 8 weeks. Consult your veterinarian for a control program to meet your specific needs. ZIMECTERIN? GOLD (ivermectin/praziquantel) Paste controls gastrointestinal cestodes, nematodes and bots of horses. Regular treatment will reduce the chances of verminous arteritis caused by Strongylus vulgaris.
Broad-spectrum Control ZIMECTERIN? GOLD Paste kills important internal parasites, including tapeworms, bots and the arterial stages of S. vulgaris, with a single dose. ZIMECTERIN? GOLD Paste is a potent antiparasitic agent that is neither a benzimidazole nor an organophosphate.
ZIMECTERIN? GOLD (ivermectin/praziquantel) Paste may be used in horses five months of age or older. ZIMECTERIN? GOLD has not been tested in foals younger than five months of age, in pregnant mares or breeding stallions. ZIMECTERIN? GOLD, when tested at 1, 3 and 5-times the maximum recommended dose every two weeks in 5-month old foals, and at 10-times the maximum recommended dose in a separate study, did not elicit any adverse clinical signs of toxicity.
Do not use in horses intended for food purposes. Not for use in humans. Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children. Refrain from smoking and eating when handling. Wash hands after use. Avoid contact with eyes. The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) contains more detailed occupational safety information. To report adverse reactions in users, to obtain more information, or to obtain a MSDS, contact Merial at 1-888- 637-4251.
ZIMECTERIN? GOLD (ivermectin/praziquantel) Paste has been formulated specifically for use in horses only. This product should not be used in other animal species as severe adverse reactions, including fatalities in dogs, may result.
Ivermectin and excreted ivermectin residues may adversely affect aquatic organisms. Do not contaminate ground or surface water. Dispose of the syringe