Benzelmin Paste is a broad spectrum benzimidazole (BZ) group anthelmintic with a wide safety margin for use in horses. Oxfendazole interferes with the metabolic pathways of intestinal parasites and sterilizes worm eggs within 24 hours of dosing thus reducing contamination.
A single dose of Benzelmin will kill up to 88% of migrating fourth stage of Strongylus vulgaris (bloodworm) larvae. A second dose 48 hours after the first dose will kill up to 96% of the larvae. This is the most important feature and exclusive to oxfendazole in the BZ group of drugs. In heavily infested horses, the high kill of larvae is very important as it reduces the risk of resultant arterial damage and colic. The boticide trichlorfon may be administered concurrently with Benzelmin Paste.
Australia’s Animal Health Company