Quest (moxidectin) 2% Equine Oral Gel, Single dose
One dose of QUEST Gel treats and controls encysted small strongyles, bots and roundworms. The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) recommends tapeworm treatment in the late fall or early winter after tapeworm transmission ends due to cold weather.
One syringe of QUEST treats up to 1,500 pounds. Use a scale or weight tape prior to each deworming to help ensure an accurate dose for your horse.
Small strongyles are the key parasite of concern for adult horses. This equine parasite has shown widespread resistance to fenbendazole. Moxidectin, the active ingredient in QUEST, continues to show efficacy.
QUEST is the only FDA-approved product to suppress the production of small strongyle eggs, and a study showed egg suppression persisted for 90 days. This residual parasite control reduces pasture contamination and provides a period of protection from reinfection for horses and ponies.
QUEST is proven safe for use in a variety of horses. QUEST is the only product approved to treat encysted small strongyles in breeding mares and stallions.
Do not use QUEST Gel in foals less than 6 months of age or in sick, debilitated and underweight horses. Do not use in other animal species, as severe adverse reactions, including fatalities in dogs, may result.
Contains 20 mg moxidectin/mL (2.0% w/v)
QUEST (moxidectin) 2% Equine Oral Gel is specially formulated as a palatable gel which is easily administered to horses and ponies. QUEST Gel is packaged in ready-to-use SURE-DIAL syringes. The syringe is calibrated in 50-pound increments, up to 1500 pounds. This enables the administration of the recommended dose level of 0.4 mg moxidectin/kg body weight by choosing a setting consistent with the animal’s weight.
Do not underdose. Ensure each animal receives a complete dose based on a current body weight. Underdosing may result in ineffective treatment, and encourage the development of parasite resistance.
HOW TO SET THE DOSE
Since the dose is based on the weight of the animal, you need to use a scale or weight tape to find each animal’s weight before treating with QUEST Gel. Once the weight is known, set the dose for each horse or pony as follows.
1. Hold the syringe with the capped end pointing to the left and so that you can see the weight measurements and tick marks (small black lines). Each tick mark relates to 50 lb of body weight.
2. Turn the white dial ring until the left side of the ring lines up with the weight of the animal. In the diagram below, the dial ring is set to dose a 500 lb animal.
HOW TO GIVE QUEST GEL TO A HORSE OR PONY
1. Make sure there is no feed in the animal’s mouth.
2. Remove the cap from the end of the syringe. Save the cap for reuse.
3. Place the tip of the syringe inside the animal’s mouth at the space between the teeth.
4. Gently push the plunger until it stops, depositing the gel on the back of the tongue.
5. Remove the syringe from the animal’s mouth and raise the animal’s head slightly to make sure it swallows the gel.
6. Replace the syringe cap.
TREATING A SECOND HORSE OR PONY WITH THE SAME SYRINGE
If the first animal you treat weighs less than 1500 lb, there will be gel left in the syringe. You can use this gel to treat other horses or ponies. To set the next dose, add the weight of the animal you want to treat to the dose setting already on the syringe. For example, if the syringe was first used to treat a 250 lb animal, the white dial ring is set on 250 lb. To treat a 500 lb animal next, move the white dial ring to the 750 lb marking (250+500=750). You need more than one syringe to treat horses weighing more than 1500 lb.