Ivermectin 1.55% / praziquantel 7.75% Paste
Removes tapeworms, roundworms and bots with a single dose.
Contents will treat up to 1250 lb body weight.
For Oral Use in Horses Only
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,
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
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
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
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.
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. Environmental Safety 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.
INFORMATION FOR HORSE OWNERS
Swelling and itching reactions after treatment with ivermectin have occurred
in horses carrying heavy infections of neck threadworm (Onchocerca sp
microfilariae). These reactions were most likely the result of microfilariae
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 GOLD (ivermectin/praziquantel) Paste.
Reinfection, and measures for its prevention, should also be considered. Consult
your veterinarian if the condition does not improve.
Store up to 86°F (30°C). Transient exposure to temperatures up to 104°F (40°C)