Horse Tack - Equine Resources Press Release


New York, NY — Equimax™, the world’s leading ivermectin/praziquantel equine anthelmintic, is now available from Pfizer Animal Health in the Equimax Vet Pack. Designed exclusively for equine practitioners, the Equimax Vet Pack provides incredible value, while making field work more efficient.

The Vet Pack contains 72 individual syringes neatly packed into one simple box with removable partitions. You can now easily remove the required number of syringes and administer Equimax quickly, without wasted packaging.

“The Equimax Vet Pack was created specifically to provide an efficient way for veterinarians to use Equimax in their practices,” said Dan Kramer, Equine Market Manager at Pfizer Animal Health. “It combines an extremely safe and efficacious ivermectin/praziquantel anthelmintic with a very simple package that makes deworming client horses easier. With less packaging, the Vet Pack also offers an exclusive value directly to practitioners.”

Equimax’s safety stands alone. It is the only ivermectin/praziquantel combination approved for use in foals (4 weeks and older), pregnant and nursing mares and stallions. Equimax is backed by solid science, with a proven track record in more than 25 countries over the past five years.

Equimax was designed to provide a powerful solution to the significant threat of tapeworm (Anoplocephala perfoliata) infection in horses. Research conducted by Dr. Craig Reinemeyer of East Tennessee Clinical Research has shown that an average of 54% of horses in the U.S. have been exposed to the parasite. The study provides an exposure range of 12.7% of horses on the Pacific coast to a staggering 95.8% of horses in the upper Midwest 1.

This tapeworm threat is very real and has been documented in numerous studies. Tapeworms congregate at the ileocecal junction by attaching themselves to the mucosa with strong hooks. This creates inflammation, swelling and even ulcers at the attachment site. As a result, tapeworms are a leading cause of colic in horses. In a 1998 study published by Proudman, French and Trees, the researchers found that 22% of spasmodic (gas) colics were associated with tapeworms, along with 81% of ileal impactions2. Ileocecal intussusception is almost always caused by tapeworm infection3.

Equimax is an apple-flavored paste and comes in a specially designed, ergonomic syringe that contains enough paste to dose up to 1,320 pounds of body weight. It has a sturdy, lockable dose adjuster, large print dosing scales on both sides, a curved finger grip and a shorter barrel for secure handling. The product’s palatable and smooth paste formulation is easy to administer as it slides quickly to the back of the tongue and down the throat.

For more information about Equimax, and Pfizer Animal Health’s complete line of equine products, visit www.pfizer.com/equine.
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