DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Discard any unused diluted APPLEMAX™ GOLD LIQUID WORMER suspension 24 hours after dilution. The recommended dose is 1mL APPLEMAX™ GOLD LIQUID WORMER per 50kg liveweight (equivalent to 200µg Ivermectin per kilogram liveweight and 1.5mg Praziquantel per kilogram liveweight).
APPLEMAX™ GOLD LIQUID WORMER can be given as an oral drench or by stomach tube (nasogastric intubation). Nasogastric intubation should only be done by a veterinarian or under veterinary supervision.
Administration as an oral drench: For administration by this method, an undiluted dose is usually preferred. Clear the horse’s mouth of any food material, elevate the horse’s head, and using a suitable dosing syringe, deposit the appropriate dose in the back of the mouth. In order to avoid unnecessary coughing or the potential for material to enter the trachea and lungs, do not use excessive pressure, do not use a large dose volume of diluted APPLEMAX™ GOLD LIQUID WORMER, and do not deposit the dose in the laryngeal area. Increased dose rejection may occur if the dose is deposited in the front of the mouth. Keep the horse’s head elevated and observe the horse to ensure the dose is retained.
Administration by stomach tube (gravity or positive flow): Drenching horses by nasogastric intubation requires specialised skills and knowledge. Special consideration should be given to the effects of potential for injury from handling, restraint and placement of the tube during administration by stomach tube. Nasogastric intubation should only be done by a veterinarian or under veterinary supervision.
The recommended dose can be used undiluted or diluted up to approximately 40 times with clean tepid water. Use tepid water to flush any drug remaining in the tube into the horse’s stomach. Pour the APPLEMAX™ GOLD LIQUID WORMER into
a graduated cylinder for dose measurement. Alternatively use a calibrated dosing syringe inserted into the bottle to measure the appropriate dose. Use a clean, dry syringe if accessing the bottle to avoid contaminating the remaining product.