Strategy T Broad Spectrum Wormer
WHAT IS STRATEGY-T®?
Broadspectrum wormer effective on all susceptible equine worms including tapeworms Unique synergistic combination of two
active compounds Superior rotational wormer Safe to use on all horses including foals, pregnant mares and breeding stallions Palatable vanilla flavoured paste
Developed and made in Australia
WHY USE STRATEGY-T®?
1. Unique combination of actives The synergistic combination of oxfendazole and pyrantel in Strategy-T act to complement one another’s activity
against all major equine worms including tapeworm and benzimidazole resistant redworms (small strongyles or cyathostomes). The combination of these two active ingredients in Strategy-T results in a more effective wormer than either active ingredient alone.
2. Ideal rotational wormer= Strategy-T is the only wormer available that contains the combination of a benzimidazole and tetrahydropyrimadine.
This makes Strategy-T the ONLY wormer that effectively treats all major worms of horses including tapeworm and
benzimidazole resistant small strongyles that does not contain a macrocyclic lactone (mectin). This means Strategy-T is the
best choice of wormer to use in a rotational program as an alternative to the “mectin” products.
3. Track record of safety Extensive internal and independent trials have proven the safety and efficacy of Strategy-T. Safety has been proven in different
age groups and life stages of horses including foals, pregnantmares and breeding stallions.
4 Palatable flavour Strategy-T is in a palatable vanilla flavoured paste making iteasy to administer.
5. Australian developed and madeStrategy-T is an Australian developed and manufactured product.
How often horses are wormed depends on the property’s
management system. It is ideal to use the minimum number of
treatments possible in a year, as over worming can lead to resistance.
Depending on a number of factors, some horse owners will need
to worm more often than others.
Where there are large numbers of horses kept close together and/or horses are frequently moving on and off a property, there will be a greater need for worm control. This is because these horses will be at the greatest risk of contamination. Horses in these situations, generally on studs or agistment
properties, will need to be wormed every six to eight weeks.It may be possible, where there are low stocking densities, to worm
horses less often. The use of paddock management procedures like manure removal, paddock rotation and grazing with other species
will also help lower contamination pressure. All horses should be wormed at least once every 3 months
regardless of the conditions in which they are kept. All horses on a property should be wormed at the same time. New horses should
be quarantined and wormed before coming onto the property. If you are unsure about what drenching interval is right for your
situation please consult your vet or local Virbac area manager
Worms can develop resistance to worming compounds.
Once this occurs, the wormer loses its effectiveness and the
horse can remain infected with worms even while being treated
regularly. In order to avoid or slow the development and spread
of resistance the following rotational strategy is recommended
THE 6 RULES OF ROTATION
1. Do not change wormer every time
It is recommended to practise rotation of wormers to help
prevent or slow the development of resistance. Products should be
rotated yearly with one active being used for an entire year and then
switching to a different active for the next year. Strategy-T and
Equimax contain completely different actives so make excellent
rotation partners. During a Strategy-T year, Equimax needs to be
included twice, as Strategy-T does not treat bots. Bots must be
treated at the end of autumn and the beginning of spring.
2. Change chemical families
Do not base your rotational choice on box colour. Many wormers
available in Australia contain active ingredients of the ‘mectin’ type.
If you have been using a ‘mectin’, when you rotate your wormer, it is
vitally important to choose a wormer that DOES NOT CONTAIN
ANY ‘mectin’ at all.
3. Rotate from ‘...ectins’ to ‘...azoles’ or vice-versa
When you rotate away from ‘mectins’ you are faced with a
bewildering choice of ‘azole’ (also called BZ – benzimidazole) based
wormers to choose from. These wormers are easy to identify as
they contain active ingredients that end in “…azole”. After using
these wormers for a year you may return to a ‘mectin’ wormer the
4. Not all wormers are 100% effective
Worms in Australia have a high degree of resistance to
‘azole’– based wormers on most properties. This can create
problems on some properties and in some horses. Strategy-T is
one wormer that is a true rotational choice AND is effective
against ‘azole’ resistant worms. Strategy-T contains oxfendazole
and pyrantel and should form the basis of the ‘non-mectin’
5. Many wormers are not true rotational wormers
There are some wormers on the market that claim to
be rotational wormers. Any wormer containing abamectin,
ivermectin or moxidectin is NOT a rotational choice from other
‘mectin’– based drenches.
6. The correct rotational strategy will delay the
development of resistance
If we all adopt the correct strategy in our worming programs we will
slow the emergence of resistant worms. It is vitally important that all
horses are incorporated into an effective worming program to help
prevent diseases such as colic and anaemia. By adopting a rational
rotation program, along with good pasture management such as
cleaning your paddocks, the chances of worm-associated disease is
significantly reduced. By following the 6 rules of rotation you can be
sure of doing the right thing to protect your horse’s health well into
Strategy-T is to be given orally at the recommended dose level of 1mL/
20kg bodyweight. Insert the syringe into the side of the horse’s mouth in
the gap between the front and back teeth. Advance the plunger as far as it
will go, press the plunger to the chosen dosage, depositing the medication
on the rear of the tongue. Immediately raise the horse’s head for a few
seconds after dosing to ensure the full dose has been swallowed
Broadspectrum worming paste that is effective in treating
all major worms in horses including:
• Large strongyles (Strongylus spp. Triodontophorus spp.)
• Small strongyles including benzimidazole resistant
strains (Cyathostomum spp.,)
• Ascarids (Parascaris equorum)
• Pinworms (Oxyuris equi)
• Tapeworms (Anoplocephala perfoliata)
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