Equest Plus Tape Gel Wormer For Horses 11.8gm Single Syringe

Long acting horse wormer and boticide gel - While stocks last

Equest Plus Tape Gel For Horses Is For The Treatment And Control Of Tapeworm Roundworm Small Strongyles Bots And Habronema

Active Constituents: Moxidectin 19.5mg/kg, Praziquantel 121.7mg/kg

For the treatment and control of tapeworm (Anoplocephala perfoliate), susceptible strains of roundworms (including arterial larval stages of Strongylus vulgaris), adult and encysted stages (DL, LL3, EL4) of small strongyles, bots and Habronema spp. Aids in the control of the early encysted stages (EL3) of small strongyles, including inhibited larvae (greater than 90% effective)

  • Contents: 11.8g NET per syringe
  • Protects for 14-16 weeks
  • Effective as a single dose
  • One syringe is sufficient to treat a horse of 575kg   


  • Equest Plus Tape Long Acting Horse Wormer and Boticide Gel contains the active ingredient moxidectin, a second-generation macrocyclic lactone, and praziquantel, a synthetic isoquinoline-pyrazine derivative

Treatment and Control of:

  • Tapeworm: Anoplocephala perfoliate and Paranoplocerphala mamillana
  • Large Strongyles: Strongylus vulgaris (adults, L3 and L4 arterial stages), Strongylus edentatus (adults and L4 visceral larval stages), Strongylus equinus (adults), Triodontophorus spp. (adults) including T. brevicauda, T.serratus and  T.tenuicollis, Craterostomum acuticaudatum (adults)
  • Small Strongyles (adults): Cyathostomum spp, including C.catinatum and C.pateratum, Cylicostephanus spp. including C.calicatus, C goldi, C longibursatus and C.minutus, Cylicocyclus spp. including C.brevicapsulatus, C. elongatus, C. insigne, C. leptostomum, C. nassatus, C. radiatus, C. ashworthi and C.ultrajectinus, Cylicodontophorus bicoronatus, Coronocyclus spp. including C. coronatus, C. labiatus and C. labratus, Gyalocephalus capitatus, Parapoteriostomum mettami, Petrovinema poculatus, Poteriostomum imparidentatum, as well as benzimidazole resistant strains
  • Pinworms: Oxyuris equi (adults and L3/L4 larval stages)
  • Ascarids: Parascaris equorum (adults and intestinal stages (L4))
  • Hairworms: Trichostrongylus axei (adults)
  • Intestinal Threadworms: Strongyloides westeri
  • Large Mouthed Stomach Worms: Habronema spp. (gastric and cutaneous (summer sore) forms)
  • Stomach Bots: Gasterophilus intestinalis (2 & 3 stage larvae), Gasterophilus nasalis (2 & 3 stage larvae)
  • Cutaneous Onchocerciasis: Onchocerca spp. (microfilariae)

Further important information

  • Egg Reappearance Period (ERP) is at least 14 weeks, which means that recontamination of the pasture by strongyle eggs is significantly reduced during this period
  • With the addition of praziquantel, the new Equest Plus Tape now controls tapeworm in addition to all the other major gastrointestinal worms and bots in horses
  • This is the only horse wormer that is long acting: re-treatment is recommended after 14-16 weeks compared to after 6-8 weeks with other wormers - This means fewer treatments per year and twice the time that pastures are left free of worm eggs
  • The only horse wormer to have a registered claim to control encysted small strongyles in a single dose
  • While other horse wormers kill the small strongyle worms that are in the gut itself, Equest Plus Tape is the only wormer with a registered claim to also kill the encysted forms, meaning the life cycle is blocked at a much earlier stage and that no small strongyle worms can re-emerge and mature in the horse’s gut straight after worming.
  • Unique gel formulation that dissolves rapidly on the tongue, very important for fussy and difficult horses
  • The dial up syringe is designed with a narrow barrel to allow easy access into the side of the horse's mouth and deliver the right dose every time
  • Safe for pregnant mares and breeding stallions as well as foal over 4 weeks of age


  • Meat withholding period – 28 days
  • Harmful if humans swallow
  • Will irritate eyes and skin
  • Wash hands after use
  • Keep out of reach of children
  • For animal treatment only
  • Dispose of empty containers by wrapping with paper and putting in garbage

APVMA Approval No: 55506/55839

Active Constituents

  • Moxidectin 19.5mg/kg
  • Praziquantel 121.7mg/kg



  • Administer orally (into the mouth) at a dose rate of 0.4mg/kg moxidectin and 2.5mgmg/kg praziquantel
  • The product is supplied in a ready to use syringe, calibrated according to the body weight of the horse to be treated, in intervals of 25kg body weight
  • Use of this calibration will deliver the recommended dose
  • Accurately determine the weight of the horse to be treated (if scale not available, use a weigh tape) and be sure to adjust the syringe to the correct dose for the horse
  • The following table acts as a guide only:



Light Horse

Medium Horse


Weight (kg)

Doses per syringe

Weight (kg)

Doses per syringe

Weight (kg)

Doses per syringe

3 months





155 – 170


6 months





230 – 265







500 – 575*



  • *One syringe is enough to treat a horse weighing 575kg
  • For a heavy horse (weight exceeding 575kg) it will be necessary to apply more than one syringe
  • For instance, a 725kg horse would require 1 ¼ syringes to treat
  • To accurately determine the amount to administer with the second syringe, subtract 575 from the horse’s weight and set the plunger accordingly
  • For a 725kg horse, set the plunger on the second syringe to 150kg (725kg – 575kg)


Prepare the syringe

  • Hold the syringe with the capped end pointing to the left so the weight measurements and the tick marks (small black lines) can be seen
  • Turn the dial ring until the left side of the ring lines up with the weight of the horse
  • Remove the barrel cap and save it for later use if required
  • More than 1 syringe is needed for horses weighing more than 575kg

Administer the dose

  • Ensure the animal’s mouth is empty; with your thumb on the plunger, insert the nozzle of the syringe into the horse’s mouth at the space between front and rear teeth, and make sure the tip of the syringe is over the back of the tongue
  • Deliver the dose of gel onto the back of the tongue by gently pushing the plunger until it stops
  • Raise the horse’s head once dosing is completed to ensure the gel is swallowed

Surplus gel can be stored or be used to treat a second horse

  • If gel remains in the syringe once the full dose has been delivered, replace the barrel cap, store the remaining gel at room temperature for later use, but do not use after the expiry date shown on the label
  • If the first horse treated weighed less than 575kg, there will be gel left in the syringe, which can be used to treat a second horse
  • To set the next dose, add the weight of the horse to be treated to the dose setting already in the syringe – eg if the syringe was first used to treat a foal weighing 100kg, the green ring dial is set on 100kg. To treat a horse of 400kg next, move the green dial ring to the 500kg marking

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