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Equimax Oral Gel for Horses [active ingredients: Ivermectin & Praziquantel] (POM-VPS)

Equimax is an all-in-one, combination wormer capable of treating multiple-species infestations, including roundworms, tapeworms and bots, and is the only product registered to treat all three species of equine tapeworm.

One gel is sufficient to treat a horse up to 700kg, if you horse is bigger than this you will need another gel, or use the Equimax tabs which treat up to 800kg.

This product should be used in spring and autumn alongside Eraquell or another Ivermectin wormer in the summer. We also recommend incorporating a worm count kit in summer - Please contact us for help with your worming plan.

For more information on when to worm your horse, please read our "Which Wormer" article, written by our in-house SQP.

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Equimax is a combination horse wormer, containing ivermectin and praziquantel, for the treatment and control of important internal parasites, including roundworms, bots and all three species of tapeworm.

Why use Equimax?
  • Equimax easy-to-use syringes are designed to treat up to 700kg bodyweight (more than most other wormers).

  • Equimax combines ivermectin and praziquantel to treat roundworms, bots, pinworms and three species of tapeworms.

  • Using Equimax in spring and autumn treats all of these parasites in a single dose, making worming more simple and cost effective whilst helping to reduce the risk of resistance.

What does Equimax treat?
Equimax Oral Gel, at the recommended dosage level, provides effective control of the following parasites of horses and ponies:

  • Large Strongyles

  • Small Strongyles (adults)

  • Hairworms

  • Pinworms

  • Ascarids

  • Intestinal Threadworms

  • Large-mouth stomach worms

  • Lungworms

  • Neck threadworm

  • Stomach bots

  • Tapeworms

When should Equimax be used?
Equimax should be used in spring and autumn, alongside Eraquell in early and late summer and a treatment for encysted small redworms over the winter months, to provide a complete year round parasite control programme for all types of horses and ponies, including pregnant and lactating mares, and foals over two weeks of age.

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Brand Virbac
Suitable for use during pregnancy? Suitable for mares at any stage of pregnancy and lactation
Complies with Jockey Club/ FEI Rules Yes
Warnings Toxic to dogs and cats, extremely dangerous to fish and aquatic organisms. Please read entire package insert before use.
Condition new
Instructions for use Equimax oral gel for horses is given by mouth at the recommended dose rate. The first syringe division delivers sufficient paste to treat 100kg of bodyweight. Each subsequent division delivers sufficient paste to treat 50kg of bodyweight. The syringe delivers sufficient paste to treat 700kg bodyweight at the recommended dose rate.

The horse’s weight should be accurately determined to ensure use of the correct dose of product. Use of a scale or weigh tape is recommended to ensure accurate dosing.
Before administration adjust the syringe to the calculated dosage by setting the ring on the plunger.

The animal’s mouth must be free of food. The syringe should be placed between the front and back teeth and the paste deposited at the base of the tongue. Immediately elevate the head for a few seconds to ensure that the product is swallowed.

Treatment is recommended at least twice a year, in spring and autumn. Use alongside Eraquell in summer to provide all year round protection from intestinal parasites.

How long will it last (days)? Will treat one horse up to 700kg.
Ingredients Label Ivermectin and Praziquantel
Legal Category POM-VPS (Prescription-only medicine). Please answer the questions on the previous page.
Unsure about worming? If you have any questions about worming your horse please do not hesitate to contact Hannah, our SQP, on 01995 671787 or email
Treats up to... 700kg
Adverse Reaction If your horse has had an adverse reaction to this, or any other wormer, please fill in the VMD Adverse Event Form
Wormer Information For the latest, up to date information about Equimax, please see the NOAH Compendium
Parasites Treated Diptera Larvae (Gasterophilus), Hairworms (Trichostrongylus), Large Redworm (Large Strongyles), Lungworm (D.arnfeldi), Pinworm (Oxyuris), Roundworm (Parascaris), Small Redworm (Adult Stage), Stomach worms (H.muscae), Tapeworm (A.magna), Tapeworm (A.perfoliata), Tapeworm (All species), Threadworm
Active Ingredient Ivermectin (18.7mg/g), Praziquantel (140.3mg/g)

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This item is an Authorised Veterinary Medicinal product (POM-VPS or NFA-VPS, see classifications below) so Supplement Solutions must comply with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) Code of Practice. There is a series of questions which you must answer before the website will allow you to place your order - Please answer these questions acccurately so that our SQP (Suitable Qualified Person) can fully understand your situation.  On receipt of your order your answers will be checked by our SQP who will release the order for dispatch. In some cases our SQP may need to contact you before releasing the order, so please include your day time and evening contact numbers on your order details. If you wish to contact our SQP, Hannah Wild, please do not hesitate to call her on 01995 671787 or email

For the most up-to-date information about this product, including dosing and warnings, please see the VMD product database

The classification of medicinces are as follows:

POM-V = Prescription only medicine - Veterinary. This can only be prescribed by a Veterinary, but supplied by either a Veterinary or a Pharmacist.

POM-VPS = Prescription Only Medicine - Veterinary, Pharmacist or Suitably Qualified Person (SQP). These products can only be prescribed and supplied by one of the Registered Qualified Persons listed.

NFA-VPS = Non Food Animal - Veterinary, Pharmacist, or Suitably Qualified Person (SQP). These products can only be supplied by one of the Registered Qualified Persons listed.

AVM-GSL = Authorised Veterinary Medicine - General Sales List. These can be supplied by any retailer.

Visit our Veterinary Medicines page for more information

Full information regarding Veterinary Medicines can be found on the VMD's website

Every horse alive will have a small population of parasitic worms in its body, which cause the horse no ill-effects whatsoever; in fact, a small worm burden is an excellent ‘booster’ to a horse’s immune system and its ability to fight infection. However some horses develop heavy worm burdens which, if left untreated, can prove fatal. Domestication and the subsequent management of horses has increased the likelihood of heavy worm burdens developing, so it is vital that we, as horse owners, do all we can to keep our equine friends parasite free. Equine parasite control can be very confusing if you are unsure of which parasite you need to treat for, so we have put together some vital information to help you understand the goings on in your horse’s gut and how best to keep it under control.... Read more


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