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Equi-Phar ProTal Suspension

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Equi-Phar ProTal Suspension

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Vedco

(pyrantel pamoate)

Equine Anthelmintic Suspension

ANADA 200-246, Approved by FDA

EQUI-PHAR ProTal™ is a suspension of pyrantel pamoate in a palatable vanilla-flavored vehicle. Each mL contains 50 mg of pyrantel base as pyrantel pamoate.

Pyrantel pamoate is a compound belonging to a family classified chemically as tetrahydro-pyrimidines. 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:

(E)-1,4,5,6-Tetrahydro-1-methyl-2-[2-(2-thienyl) vinyl] pyrimidine 4, 4' methylenebis [3-hydroxy-2-naphthoate] (1:1)

Equi-Phar ProTal Suspension Indications For Use

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

Dosage And Treatment

Administer 3 mg pyrantel base per pound of body weight (6 mL EQUI-PHAR ProTal™ per 100 lb body weight).

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

Directions For Use

EQUI-PHAR ProTal™ may be administered by means of a stomach tube, dose syringe or by mixing into the feed.

Stomach Tube - Measure the appropriate dosage of EQUI-PHAR ProTal™ and mix in the desired quantity of water. Protect drench from direct sunlight and administer to the animal immediately following mixing. Do not attempt to store diluted suspension.

EQUI-PHAR ProTal™ is inactive against the common horse bot (Gastrophilus sp.). However, EQUI-PHAR ProTal™ may be administered concurrently with carbon disulfide observing the usual precautions with carbon disulfide.

Dose Syringe - Draw the appropriate dosage of EQUI-PHAR ProTal™ into a dose syringe and administer to the animal. Do not expose EQUI-PHAR ProTal™ to direct sunlight.

Feed - Mix the appropriate dosage of EQUI-PHAR ProTal™ in the normal grain ration. Fasting of animals prior to or following treatment is not required.

Equi-Phar ProTal Suspension Caution

THIS PRODUCT IS A SUSPENSION AND AS SUCH WILL SEPARATE. TO INSURE UNIFORM RE-SUSPENSION AND TO ACHIEVE PROPER DOSAGE, IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT THE PRODUCT BE SHAKEN AND STIRRED THOROUGHLY BEFORE EVERY USE.

Efficiency

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%).

Safety

EQUI-PHAR ProTal™ (pyrantel pamoate) is well tolerated by horses and ponies of all ages. No adverse drug response was observed when dose rates up to 60 mg pyrantel base per pound of body weight were administered by stomach tube nor when 3 mg base per pound was given by intratracheal injection. The reproductive performance of pregnant mares and stud horses dosed with EQUI-PHAR ProTal™ has not been affected.

Warning

NOT FOR HORSES OR PONIES INTENDED FOR FOOD. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

Equi-Phar ProTal Suspension Caution

FEDERAL LAW RESTRICTS THIS DRUG TO USE BY OR ON THE ORDER OF A LICENSED VETERINARIAN.

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

RECOMMENDED STORAGE: Store below 86°F (30°C).

Distributed By VEDCO, INC., St. Joseph, MO 64507

500011

REV0706

NET CONTENTS:

NDC#

 

473 mL (1 Pint)

50989-485-26

Rev0606

946 mL (1 Qt)

50989-485-27

Rev. 4-01

NAC No.: 10942233

VEDCO, INC.
5503 CORPORATE DR., ST. JOSEPH, MO, 64507
Telephone:   816-238-8840
Toll-Free:   888-708-3326 (888-70VEDCO)
Fax:   816-238-1837
Website:   www.vedco.com
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