How does ZIMECTERIN® GOLD (ivermectin 1.55% / praziquantel 7.75%) work?
ZIMECTERIN® GOLD kills important internal parasites in horses, including tapeworms, bots and the arterial stages of S. vulgaris, with a single dose. ZIMECTERIN GOLD Paste is a potent antiparasitic agent that is neither a benzimidazole nor an organophosphate.
What worms does ZIMECTERIN® GOLD kill?
ZIMECTERIN® GOLD provides effective treatment and control of worms in horses including: Tapeworms, Small and Large Strongyles, Pinworms, Ascarids, Hairworms, Large-mouth Stomach Worms, Bots, Lungworms, Intestinal Threadworms, Summer Sores and Dermatitis caused by neck threadworm microfilariae.1
Does ZIMECTERIN® GOLD prevent parasites or just treat them?
ZIMECTERIN® GOLD effectively controls gastrointestinal cestodes, nematodes and bots of horses. Regular treatment will reduce the chances of verminous arteritis caused by Strongylus vulgaris.
How often should I give ZIMECTERIN® GOLD to my horse?
All horses should be included in a regular parasite control program with particular attention being paid to mares, foals and yearlings. Foals should be treated initially at 2 months of age, and routine treatment repeated as appropriate. Consult your veterinarian for a control program to meet your specific needs.
Is there a minimum weight or age for administering ZIMECTERIN® GOLD and is it safe?
ZIMECTERIN® GOLD may be used in horses two months of age or older. ZIMECTERIN GOLD Paste has not been tested in foals younger than two months of age, mares at or near the time of breeding, pregnant or lactating mares, and breeding stallions. There have been rare reports of swelling and irritation of the mouth, lips, and tongue following administration of ZIMECTERIN® GOLD. These reactions have been transitory in nature.
How do I give ZIMECTERIN® GOLD to my horse?
The syringe contains sufficient paste to treat one 1250 lb horse at the recommended dose rate of 91 mcg ivermectin per lb (200 mcg/kg) body weight and 454 mcg praziquantel per lb (1 mg/kg) body weight. Each weight marking on the syringe plunger delivers enough paste to treat 250 lb body weight.
- While holding plunger, turn the knurled ring on the plunger ¼ turn to the left and slide it so the side nearest the barrel is at the prescribed weight marking, aligning the arrow on the plunger with the notch on the ring.
- Lock the ring in place by making ¼ turn to the right. Ensure it is locked (it should no longer slide).
- Make sure that the horse’s mouth contains no feed.
- Remove the cover from the tip of the syringe.
- Insert the syringe tip into the horse’s mouth at the space between the teeth.
- Depress the plunger as far as it will go, depositing paste on the back of the tongue.
- Immediately raise the horse’s head for a few seconds after dosing.
Can ZIMECTERIN® GOLD be use on other animals/species?
ZIMECTERIN® GOLD has been formulated specifically for use in horses only. This product should not be used in other animal species as severe adverse reactions, including fatalities in dogs, may result.
Not for use in humans. ZIMECTERIN® GOLD was formulated and FDA approved for uses in horses only. Keep ZIMECTERIN® GOLD and all drugs out of the reach of children.
My horse did not get the full dose. Can I give them more?
Please reach out to your veterinarian with questions.
Can ZIMECTERIN® GOLD be used on pregnant or nursing horses?
ZIMECTERIN® GOLD has not been tested in mares at or near the time of breeding, pregnant or lactating mares, and breeding stallions.
How effective is ZIMECTERIN® GOLD?
ZIMECTERIN® GOLD controls 47 species and stages of parasites, more than any other equine dewormer.1 It is effective against small strongyles resistant to benzimidazole products1, and is more than 99% effective against natural tapeworm infections in horses (Anoplocephala perfoliata).1
- Based on data provided in ZIMECTERIN® GOLD FDA Freedom of Information summaries.
If I have questions about ZIMECTERIN® GOLD, who can I reach out to?
Please reach out to your veterinarian with questions about this product.