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Equest Plus for Horse
Equest Plus
Brand Name: Fort Dodge
Ratings: 5 - Reviews: 6

Equest Plus with Tapewormer For Horses

What is Equest Plus Tape?

Equest Plus Tape is effective in controlling tapeworm, bots and gastrointestinal roundworms in horses. It is the only horse wormer effective as a single dose against encysted stages of small strongyles: developing stages (DL), late encysted stages (LL3/EL4), and aids in control of early encysted stages (EL3) including inhibited larvae (greater than 90% effective). Equest is a long acting gel: re-treatment is recommended after 14-16 weeks resulting in fewer treatments per year and longer periods where pastures are left free of worm eggs.

How It Works?

Equest Plus Tape consists of two active ingredients - Moxidectin and Praziquantel. Moxidectin is an an anthelmintic drug which kills parasitic worms and is used for the prevention and control of heartworm and intestinal worms. Moxidectin treats and controls some of the most common internal and external parasites by selectively binding to a parasite's glutamate-gated chloride ion channels. These channels are vital to the function of invertebrate nerve and muscle cells; when Moxidectin binds to the channels, it disrupts neurotransmission, resulting in paralysis and death of the parasite.

While Praziquantel is an anthelmintic which increases the permeability of the membranes of schistosome cells towards calcium ions. The drug thereby induces contraction of the parasites, resulting in paralysis in the contracted state. The dying parasites are dislodged from their site of action in the horse and may enter systemic circulation or may be destroyed by immune reaction in the horse.


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Moxidectin, Praziquantel


  • EQUEST Plus Tape is administered orally (into the mouth) at a dose rate of 0.4 mg/kg Moxidectin and 2.5 mg/kg Praziquantel. It is supplied in a ready to use syringe, calibrated according to the bodyweight of the horse to be treated, in intervals of 25 kg body weight. Use of this calibration will deliver the recommended dose.
  • Determine the weight of the horse to be treated (if a scale is not available use a weigh tape) and be sure to adjust the syringe to the correct dose for the horse.
  • The following table will act as a guide only
  Pony Light Horse Medium Horse
Age Weight (Kg) Doses per syringe Weight (Kg) Doses per syringe Weight (Kg) Doses per syringe
3 months 60 9 125 4 155 – 170 3
6 months 95 6 185 3 230 – 285 2
Mature 200 2 400 1 500 – 575 1


  • One syringe is sufficient to treat a horse weighing 575 kg. For a heavy horse (weight exceeding 575 kg) it will be necessary to apply more than one syringe. For instance a 725 kg horse would require 1¼ 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 725 kg horse, set the plunger on the second syringe to 150 kg (725 kg - 575 kg).
  • Hold the syringe to see the weight measurements with the capped end pointing to the left. Turn the dial ring until the left side of the ring lines up with the weight of the animal. Remove the barrel cap and save it for later use if required.
  • 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 the front and back teeth, and make sure the tip 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.
  • If gel remains in the syringe once the full dose has been delivered, replace the barrel cap. Store the remaining gel below 25°C (room temperature) for later use, but do not use after the expiry date on the label.
  • The unique gel formulation dissolves rapidly on the tongue, aiding compliance. A 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.
  • EQUEST Plus Tape prevents significant re-occurrence of parasite eggs in the faeces of treated horses for up to 16 weeks. Consult your veterinarian or animal health advisor for advice on faecal egg count interpretation and the appropriate programme for your specific needs.


  • Low dose volume
  • Only horse wormer effective as a single dose against encysted stages of small strongyles: developing stages (DL), late encysted stages (LL3/EL4), and aids in control of early encysted stages (EL3) including inhibited larvae (greater than 90% effective)
  • Lasts up to twice as long as other wormers so fewer treatments are required which means less hassle for you and reduced costs over time
  • Consists of narrow barrel syringe for easier administration
  • Kills encysted small strongyles in a single dose and protects against a broad range of worm species


  • When used as directed EQUEST Plus Tape is safe in foals over 4 weeks of age and in all breeding stock, including stallions and pregnant mares
  • Do not administer the full syringe to horses under 400kg
  • Take care with foals and smaller breeds in calibrating the dose and avoid overdosing
  • Keep away from dogs: Excessive consumption of spilt material may cause toxicity
  • Store the product below 25 degrees Celsius
  • This treatment is highly toxic to aquatic species
Product Reviews
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September 20, 2017
Greatly appreciated!!!!!

I will reorder them again when needed! No issues. Works as described for my horse wormers.

Andrew Still, 
September 20, 2017
We love this product for our Horse

I received what I was supposed to and it was great. This does great job to keep my gelding blissful and healthy.