New Zealand

Equest Plus Tape

Gel Horse Wormer and Boticide

For the treatment and control of tapeworm (Anoplocephala perfoliata), roundworms (including arterial larval stages of Strongylus vulgaris), adult and late encysted stages (DL, LL3, EL4, including inhibited stages) of small strongyles, and bots of horses and ponies.

Equest Plus Tape prevents significant re-occurrence of parasite eggs in the faeces of treated horses for up to 16 weeks.

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  • Equest Plus Tape has been shown to be effective against the following gastro-intestinal parasite infections:

    Tapeworms: Anoplocephala perfoliata

    Large Strongyles: Strongylus vulgaris (adult, immature and arterial larval stage), Strongylus edentatus (adult and immature), Strongylus equinus (adult and tissue stages) and Triodontophorus spp.(adult and L4) including T. brevicauda (adult),T. serratus (adult) and T. tenuicollis (adult)

    Small Strongyles (Cyathostomes): Adult and larval stages of Cyathostomum spp. including Cya. catinatum; Cylicostephanus spp. including Cys. calicatus, Cys. goldi, Cys. longibursatusand Cys. minutus; Cylicocyclus spp. including Cyc. insigne, Cyc. leptostomum, Cyc. nassatus and Cyc. radiatus; Coronocyclus spp. including Cor. coronatus and Cor. labiatus;Gyalocephalus capitatus and Petrovinema poculatus.

    Effective as a single dose against developing stages (DL) and late encysted stages (LL3/EL4), including inhibited stages of small strongyle larvae

    Pinworms: Oxyuris equi (adult and immature)

    Ascarids: Parascaris equorum (adult and immature)

    Hairworms: Trichostrongylus axei (adult)

    Large-Mouthed Stomach Worms: Habronema spp. (adult and immature)

    Stomach Bots: Gasterophilus intestinalisand G. nasalis

    Prevents significant re-occurrence of parasite eggs in the faeces of treated horses for up to 16 weeks.

    • Palatable gel
    • Easy to use
    • Prevents significant re-occurrence of parasite eggs in the faeces of treated horse for up to 16 weeks
    • Controls potentially harmful encysted small strongyle worms in a single dose
  • Ready to use syringes containing 11.7 grams of gel, which is sufficient to treat a 575 kg horse.

  • Equest Plus Tape is administered orally (into the mouth) at a dose rate of 0.4 mg/kg moxidectin and 2.5 mg/kg praziquantel.

    It is supplied in a ready to use syringe, calibrated according to the body weight of the horse to be treated, in intervals of 25 kg body weight. Use of this calibration will deliver the recommended dose.

    Accurately determine the weight of the horse to be treated (if a scale is not available, use a weight tape) and be sure to adjust the syringe to the correct dose for the horse.

    The following table will act as a guide only:





    Weight (kg)

    Doses per Syringe

    Weight (kg)

    Doses per Syringe

    Weight (kg)

    Doses per Syringe

    3 months





    155 – 170


    6 months





    230 – 285







    500 – 575*



    *Note: One syringe is sufficient to treat a horse weighing 575 kg. For a heavy horse (weight exceeding 575 kg) it will be necessary to apply more than one syringe. For instance, a 725 kg horse would require 1 ¼ syringes to treat. To accurately determine the amount to administer with the second syringe, subtract 575 from the horse’s weight and set the plunger accordingly. For a 725 kg horse, set the plunger on the second syringe to 150 kg (725 – 575 kg).

    When used as directed, Equest Plus Tape is safe in foals over 4 weeks of age and in all breeding stock, including stallions and pregnant mares.

    Do not administer the full syringe to horses under 400 kg. Take care with foals and smaller breeds in calibrating the dose, and avoid overdosing.

  • Keep Away from Dogs: Excessive consumption of spilt material may cause toxicity.

  • Zoetis Animal Health New Zealand Limited. Level 5, 8 Mahuhu Crescent, Auckland 1010, New Zealand. Tel: 0800 650 277, Fax: 0800 628 629. EQUEST is a registered trade mark of Zoetis Inc. or its subsidiaries. ACVM Registration No. A9085.