Zimectrin Gold combines praziquantel with ivermectin and provides the broadest spectrum of parasite control available for horses. Praziquantel has been proven to be highly effective for tapeworm control and also has a wide margin of safety. Ivermectin, a highly effective anti-parasitic treatment, is neither a benzimidazole or an organophosphate. With just one dose, it removes worms and bots in horses weighing up to 1250 pounds. Ivermectin is made from a class of highly active anti-parasitic agents that have been isolated from the fermentation products of soil microorganisms, called the Avermectins.
Zimectrin is FDA-approved offers for the broad-spectrum control of internal parasites. It can be used in horses two months of age and older. Testing has not been done on breeding stallions or mares.
A single dose of Zimectrin Gold kills internal parasites, including tapeworms, bots, and the arterial stages of S. vulgaris. The concentrations in one dose are sufficient enough to be effective for prolonged periods after treatment against incumbent nematode infections.
Use Zimectrin Gold on the following parasites to provide effective control and treatment:
• Ascarids (adults, third-stage, and fourth-stage larvae)
• Bots (oral and gastric stages)
• 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
• Dermatitis caused by neck threadworm microfilariae
• Dictyocaulus arnfieldi
• Gasterophilus spp. including G. intestinalis and G. nasalis
• Habronema muscae
• Hairworms (adults)
• Intestinal Threadworms (adults)
• Large-mouth Stomach Worms (adults)
• Large Strongyles (adults)
• Lungworms (adults and fourth-stage larvae)
• Onchocerca sp.
• Oxyuris equi
• Parascaris equorum
• Pinworms (adults and fourth-stage larvae)
• S. edentatus (also tissue stages)
• S. equinus, Triodontophorus spp. including T. brevicauda and T. serratus and Craterostomum acuticaudatum Small Strongyles (adults, also effective on those resistant to certain benzimidazole class compounds)
• Small Strongyles- Fourth-stage larvae
• Strongyloides westeri
• Strongylus vulgaris (also early forms in blood vessels)
• Summer Sores caused by Habronema and Draschia spp. cutaneous third-stage larvae
Dosage: (used for NASC products only) 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 ¼ 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 ¼ turn to the right.
3. Make sure that the horse’s mouth contains no feed.
4. Remove the cover from the tip of the syringe.
5. Insert the syringe tip into the horse’s 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 horse’s head for a few seconds after dosing.
Storage and Handling: Store up to 86°F (30°C). Transient exposure to temperatures up to 104°F (40°C) is permitted.
Cautions: Do not use in horses intended for food purposes. Not for use in humans. Keep this and all drugs out of the 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 information. To report adverse reactions in users, to obtain more information, or to obtain a MSDS, contact Merial at 1-888-637-4251. Zimectrin 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 in an approved landfill or by incineration.
Contains ivermectin 1.55% and praziquantel 7.75%.