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Product Information

Equitape is the sister product to Equest and is used for the specific SINGLE dose control of all THREE tapeworm species. It is estimated that tapeworm infection in horses is increasing. No interference with your annual wormer rotation as Equitape is given spring and early autumn regardless of whatever other wormer is in use for roundworms. As many as 2 out of 3 horses may be infected by tapeworms. Praziquantel (the active ingredient in Equitape) has been for many years used to control tapeworms in cats dogs and even humans.

Equitape is an easy to administer paste formula which will easily fit in to your existing worming programme. Check with your vet for pregnant Mares.





Praziquantel is a pyrazino-isoquinoline derivative. For the single dose treatment of infections with cestodes (tapeworms) of the species Anoplocephala perfoliata sensitive to praziquantel.

Dosage and administration

For oral administration. One 6.67g syringe contains sufficient paste to treat one 600kg horse at the recommended dose rate (1mg praziquantel per kg bodyweight). Each graduation on the calibrated syringe delivers sufficient paste to treat 50kg bodyweight. Use of a scale or weigh tape is recommended to ensure accurate dosing.

Contra-indications, warnings, etc

Do not use in horses producing milk for human consumption.
Withdrawal period for edible tissue: zero days
The safety of EQUITAPE has not been studied following administration to mares during gestation and lactation, and as such should only be used in mares during pregnancy and lactation after assessment of the benefit/risk balance by your veterinary surgeon.
Wash hands thoroughly after treating animals.
Do not eat, drink or smoke during application.
Any spillage of the product onto human skin should be removed by washing with soap and water.
Read entire package insert before use.
For animal treatment only.
Keep out of reach of children.
Environmental Safety
In order to limit pasture excretion of the product and its metabolites, horses should remain stabled for 2 days after treatment. Unused product or waste material must be disposed of in accordance with national waste disposal requirements.

Further information

As tapeworm infection is unlikely to occur in horses before two months of age, treatment of foals below this age is not considered necessary.
In horses with severe infections, treatment may result in mild, transient colic and loose faeces due to the destruction of the tapeworms.
Parasite resistance to a particular class of anthelmintic may develop following frequent, repeated use of an anthelmintic of that class.
In the absence of compatibility studies this veterinary product must not be mixed with other medicinal products.


These products, as well as being available from vets and pharmacists, can be supplied by a suitably qualified person (SQP) whose premises are registered with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPSGB). Our SQP Mr M Bianco, number QE7027, is available for advice regarding worming schedules and procedures if required.

Within the current legislation it is our duty to determine the purchaser is a legitimate buyer and owner of an animal requiring treatment. Upon completion of purchasing these goods you will be asked some questions regarding the animal for compliance with the VMD, please be aware that we may contact you to confirm any details if necessary.

Always read the instructions before use.

Safety precautions may be necessary during administration, please consult the packaging and/or product literature.

Product Code EQUTDAEA304
Condition New

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