Brand: EMBOTAPE ORAL PASTE 40% w/w
FORMULATION: «oral paste» in pre-charged syringes
ACTIVE INGREDIENT(S): pyrantel embonate (=pamoate): 40% (= 400 g/kg)
CHEMICAL CLASS of the active ingredient(s): tetrahydropyrimidine
HORSES & PONIES
PARASITES CONTROLLED* (spectrum of activity)
* Country-specific differences may apply: read the product label.
Pyrantel embonate has a broad spectrum of activity, including activity against:
Large strongyles: Stronglylus vulgaris, S. edentatus, S. equinus.
Small strongyles: Trichonema spp. (Cyathostomes), Triodontophorus spp.
Pinworms: Oxyuris equi, Probstmayria vivipara.
Large roundworms: Parascaris equorum.
Tape worms: Anoplocephala perfoliata.
*Can be slightly different in some countries: read the product label!
19 mg pyrantel embonate per kg bodyweight for the control and treatment of strongyles (redworm), Oxyuris (seatworm/pinworm) and Parascaris (roundworm).
38 mg pyrantel embonate per kg bodyweight (twice the dose rate for strongyles) for the control and treatment of Anoplocephala perfoliata (tapeworm).
- The complete content of one syringe contains 11.4g pyrantel embonate (6 graduated doses of 1.9g) in 28.5g paste and is sufficient for the treatment of 600kg bodyweight. Each graduation of the syringe is sufficient for the treatment of 100kg body-weight.
LD50 (acute oral) in rats: >5000 mg/kg
Estimated hazard class according to the WHO: not applicable for veterinary medicines
Suspected poisoning? Read the articles on pyrantel safety in this site.
Withholding periods (=withdrawal times) for meat (country-specific differences may apply: read the product label)
- MEAT & OFFAL: UK: Not to be used in horses and ponies intended for human consumption. Treated horses may never be slaughtered for human consumption. The horse must have been declared as not intended for human consumption under national horse passport legislation.
WARNING !!!: Never use on humans, dogs or cats
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Risk of resistance? YES
- Parascaris equorum: Cases of resistance to pyrantel have been reported (e.g. in Europe, the USA and Brazil).
- Small strongyles (cyathostomes): Cases of resistance to pyrantel have been reported (e.g. in the EU, USA and Canada).
This means that if this product does not achieve the expected efficacy against the mentioned parasites, it may be due to resistance and not to incorrect use, which is usually the most frequent cause of product failure.
Alternative chemical classes/active ingredients to prevent resistance of gastrointestinal roundworms through product rotation:
- Benzimidazoles, mainly fenbendazole, mebendazole, etc. But they also have similar or even worse resistance problems than pyrantel
- Imidazothiazoles, mainly levamisole. Not approved for use in horses in many countries.
- Macrocyclic lactones: mainly ivermectin, moxidectin. But tolerance or resistance to these compounds have also been reported in Europe (e.g. in the UK, Germany, Italy), the USA, and Brazil.
These alternative products may not be available in all countries, or may not be available as oral pastes or gels.
Learn more about resistance and how it develops.
Are the active ingredients of this product ORIGINAL* or GENERICS**?
*Meaning that they are still patent protected and generics are not yet available
**Meaning that they have lost patent protection and may be acquired from manufacturers of generic active ingredients other than the holder of the original patent.
COUNTRIES where this product is marketed: UK, Ireland and other EU countries.
GENERIC BRANDS available? YES
Click here to learn more about GENERIC vs. ORIGINAL drugs.
This product is a classic oral paste dewormer for horses from ELANCO with generic pyrantel.
Pyrantel is a veteran tetrahydropyrimidine introduced in the 1960s (by PFIZER → ZOETIS) that is moderately used in horses, abundantly in pets, but rather scarcely in ruminants. It is a narrow-spectrum anthelmintic effective against roundworms and a few tapeworms in the gut, but not against those in other organs (e.g. the lungs, the skin, etc). It is also ineffective against gastric bots (Gasterophilus spp) or whatever external parasites.
For an overview and a list of the most used oral paste & gel brands click here.
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