Equi-Mintic SPR Paste

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Equi-Mintic SPR Paste

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: First Companion

(pyrantel pamoate)

Equine Anthelmintic

ANADA #200-350, Approved by FDA

Equi-Mintic™ SPR Paste (pyrantel pamoate) is a pale yellow to buff paste containing 43.9% w/w pyrantel pamoate in an inert vehicle. Each single dose syringe contains 3.6 grams pyrantel base in 23.6 grams paste. Each milliliter contains 171 milligrams pyrantel base as pyrantel pamoate.

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Composition

Pyrantel pamoate is a compound belonging to a family classified chemically as tetrahydropyrimidines. It is a yellow, water-insoluble crystalline salt of the tetrahydropyrimidine base and pamoic acid containing 34.7% base activity. The chemical structure and name are given below.

Chemical Name: (E)-1,4,5,6-tetrahydro-1-methyl-2-[2-(2-thienyl)-vinyl]-pyrimidine 4,4' methylenebis [3-hydroxy-2-naphtholate] (1:1)

Equi-Mintic SPR Paste Indications

For the removal and control of mature infections of large strongyles (Strongylus vulgaris, S. edentatus, S. equinus), small strongyles, pinworms (Oxyuris equi), and large roundworms (Parascaris equorum) in horses and ponies.

Consult your veterinarian for assistance in the diagnosis, treatment, and control of parasitism.

Dosage And Treatment

Equi-Mintic™ SPR Paste (pyrantel pamoate) is to be administered as a single oral dose of 3 milligrams pyrantel base per pound of body weight. The syringe has four weight mark increments. Each weight mark indicates the recommended dose for 300 pounds of body weight.

Body Weight Range

Quantity

mg Pyrantel Base

up to 300 lb

1/4 syringe

900 mg

301 to 600 lb

1/2 syringe

1800 mg

601 to 900 lb

3/4 syringe

2700 mg

901 to 1200 lb

1 full syringe

3600 mg

NOTE: Position ring-gauge over appropriate mark on plunger.

For maximum control of parasitism, it is recommended that foals (2-8 months of age) be dosed every 4 weeks. To minimize the potential source of infection that the mare may pose to the foal, the mare should be treated 1 month prior to anticipated foaling date followed by re-treatment 10 days to 2 weeks after birth of foal. Horses and ponies over 8 months of age should be routinely dosed every 6 weeks.

It is recommended that severely debilitated animals not be treated with this preparation.

Administration

After removing the cap, the paste should be deposited on the dorsum of the tongue. Introduce the nozzle end of the syringe at the corner of the mouth. Direct the syringe backwards and depress the plunger to deposit the paste onto the tongue. Given in this manner, it is unlikely that rejection of the paste will occur. Raising the horse's head sometimes assists in the swallowing process. When only part of the paste has been used, replace the cap on the syringe nozzle.

Efficacy

Critical (worm count) studies in horses demonstrated that pyrantel pamoate administered at the recommended dosage was efficacious against mature infections of Strongylus vulgaris (>90%), S. edentatus (69%), S. equinus (>90%), Oxyuris equi (81%), Parascaris equorum (>90%), and small strongyles (>90%).

Warning:

NOT FOR USE IN HORSES INTENDED FOR FOOD

KEEP THIS AND ALL MEDICATIONS OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

FOR ORAL USE ONLY

FOR ANIMAL USE ONLY

Storage

Store at 15°-30°C (59°-86°F).

Manufactured by Bimeda-MTC Animal Health, Inc., Cambridge, Ontario, Canada N3C 2W4

Bimeda-MTC Animal Health, Inc. is a Division of Cross Vetpharm Group Ltd.

Distributed By: First Companion Veterinary Products, Westlake, TX 76262

Net Contents:

 

23.6 g

8EQU033

NAC No.: 12730110

FIRST COMPANION VETERINARY PRODUCTS
3155 W. HEARTLAND DRIVE, LIBERTY, MO, 64068
Telephone:   816-415-4324
Fax:   816-415-4314
Website:   www.aspenveterinaryresources.com
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