AbIver Plus: Getting to Know Your Dewormer
What is AbIver Plus™?
AbIver Plus™ is a horse wormer that contains the active ingredients, ivermectin and praziquantel. This drug combines the broad spectrum activity of ivermectin and tapeworm control from praziquantel. It provides excellent tapeworm control. Approved for use in all breeds of horses, ponies, as well as foals that are as young as four weeks old, pregnant mares, and breeding stallions. This dewormer comes in granules for easy administration. Helping to ensure the right dose will be given to the horse.
What is the ideal deworming schedule for AbIver Plus™?
AbIver Plus™ is typically used at least two times annually. During Spring (when grazing season starts), and Autumn (following the first frost), to control bot larvae, other common parasites and also tapeworms. The veterinarian can provide you with the best advice on what kind of parasite control program suits your horse’s requirements. An equine worming program will vary from one horse to another, as well as one region to another.
What can I do to slow down the development of resistance to AbIver Plus™?
There are several ways on how drug resistance can be avoided. One way is to use the right equine dewormer at the most appropriate time. Your veterinarian can help you find the worming program that best fits your horse’s requirements, so you are giving dewormers only when they are needed. Additionally, you also need to make sure that the right dose based on your horse’s weight is given. It is important to see to it that the drug is completely consumed by your horse. Under-dosing your horse can contribute to parasite resistance. AbIver Plus™ comes in sachets that make it easier for dosing. Each sachet contains 60mg of ivermectin and 375mg of praziquantel and is enough to dose a 300kg (660lb) horse.
Are there any precautions I should know about before I use AbIver Plus™?
AbIver Plus™ is a combination deworming agent that can be used on all horses and ponies, foals 4 weeks old and up, pregnant and lactating mares, and breeding stallions. It is important to work closely with your veterinarian to come up with the most appropriate equine worming program. If you have a sick or weak horse, consult your veterinarian first before giving any types of anthelimintic drugs. This dewormer can be toxic to dogs even in small amounts and should be kept away from them.