Equinox Orange Tube is a broad spectrum benzimidazole (BZ) group anthelmintic with a wide safety margin for use in horses.
Equinox Orange Tube contains oxfendazole, which interferes with the metabolic pathways of intestinal parasites and sterilises worm eggs within 24 hours of dosing, thus reducing contamination of pastures.
Equinox Orange Tube controls and treats the following susceptible parasites:
Large Roundworms (ascarids) Parascaris equorum (adult and immature)
Pinworms Oxyuris equi (adult and immature)
Hairworms Trichostrongylus axei (adult and immature)
Large Mouth Stomach Worms Habronema microstoma (adult)
Susceptible Small Strongyles (redworms)
Large Strongyles (bloodworms) Strongylus edentatus (tissue stages)
- Kills immature and adult stages of large strongyles (bloodworms)
in the intestine.
- Aids in the control of the migrating stages of the bloodworm Strongylus vulgaris, with corresponding reduction of arterial lesions. A reduction in the prevalence of associated colic could be expected.
Equinox Orange Tube does not treat or control bots or tapeworms.
One tube of Equinox Orange Tube contains 32.6g of paste and is available
in the following presentations:
- Individual tube/syringe
- Display outer of 20 tubes
- Stud Bucket of 50 tubes (Orange Bucket)
Dose orally at the recommended rate of 5mL per 100kg bodyweight (10mg/kg oxfendazole). Each marking on the syringe plunger will deliver sufficient paste (2.7g) to treat 50kg bodyweight.
One syringe of Equinox Orange Tube will treat a 600kg horse.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Equinox Orange Tube can be administered directly in the mouth or mixed
in with the horses feed.
To give the correct amount of paste, turn the ring on the plunger on the syringe
to the appropriate bodyweight setting. Each weight marking on the syringe plunger will deliver sufficient paste to treat 50kg bodyweight.
Administration by mouth:
Turn the ring on the plunger to the appropriate bodyweight setting. Insert the syringe into the side of the horse’s mouth, in the gap between the front and back teeth. Advance the plunger as far as it will go, depositing the paste on the rear of the tongue. Immediately raise the horse’s head for a few seconds to ensure the full dose has been swallowed. If there is any paste remaining, replace the cap on the syringe and store at room temperature until needed again. For hygiene concerns, it is not advisable to use the same syringe of different horses.