Zimecterin Paste is a broad-spectrum dewormer that controls 35 stages and
species of worms and bots in horses.
Indications: Consult your veterinarian for assistance in the diagnosis,
treatment, and control of parasitism. ZIMECTERIN (ivermectin) Paste provides
effective control of the following parasites in horses: Large strongyles
(adults) - Strongylus vulgaris (also early forms in blood vessels), S edentalus
(also tissue stages), S equinus, Triodontophorus spp; Small strongyles including
those resistant to some benzimidazole class compounds (adults and fourth-stage
larvae) - Cyathostomum spp, Cylicocyclus spp, Cylicostephanus spp,
Cylicodontophorus spp; Pinworms (adults and fourth-stage larvae) - Oxyuris equi;
Ascarids (adults and third- and fourth-stage larvae) - Parascaris equorum;
Hairworms (adults) - Trichostrogylus axei; Large-mouth Stomach Worms (adults) -
Habronema muscae; Bots (oral and gastric stages) - Gastrophilus spp; Lungworms
(adults and forth-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
microfilarie, Onchocerca sp.
Dosage and Administration: The 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. 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 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 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.
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 6 to 8 weeks of age, and routine
treatment repeated as appropriate. Consult your veterinarian for a control
program to meet your specific needs. ZIMECTERIN (ivermectin) Paste effectively
controls gastrointestinal nematodes and bots of horses. Regular treatment will
reduce the chances of verminous arteritis caused by S vulgaris.
Product Advantages: Broad-spectrum control, ZIMECTERIN Paste kills important
internal parasites, including bots and the arterial stages of Strongyles
vulgaris, with a single dose. ZIMECTERIN Paste is a potent anti-parasitic agent
that is neither a benzimidazole nor an organophosphate.
Precautions: Ivermectin and excreted ivermectin residues may adversely
affect aquatic organisms. Do not contaminate ground or surface water. Dispose of
the ZIMECTERIN (ivermectin) Paste syringe in an approved landfill or by
Cautions: ZIMECTERIN (ivermectin) Paste has been formulated specifically
for use in horses only. This product should not be used in other animal species
as severe reactions, including fatalities in dogs, may result.
Note to User: Swelling and itching reactions after treatment with ZIMECTERIN
Paste have occurred in horses carrying heavy infections of neck threadworm (Onchocerca
sp) microfiliariae. These reactions were most likely the result of microfiliarae
dying in large numbers. Symptomatic treatment may be advisable. Consult your
veterinarian should any such reactions occur. Healing of summer sores involving
extensive tissue changes may require other appropriate therapy in conjunction
with treatment with ZIMECTERIN (ivermectin) Paste. Reinfection, and measures
for its prevention, should also be considered. Consult your veterinarian if the
condition does not improve.
Warnings: Do not use on horses intended for food purposes.
Refrain from smoking and eating when handling. Wash hands after use. Avoid
contact with eyes. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children.
Side Effects: Safety - ZIMECTERIN (ivermectin) Paste may be used in horses of
all ages, including mares at any stage of pregnancy. Stallions may be treated
without adversely affecting their fertility.
Presentation: 0.21 oz (6.08 g).
Contents will treat up to 1250 lb body weight.