Panacur (fenbendazole) Dewormer Paste 10 percent, 25 grams
- For every horse regardless of age, size or body condition 1, 2, 3
- Easy to administer with an apple-cinnamon flavor horses readily accept
- Administer 5 mg/kg for adult horses over 18 months of age
- Administer 10 mg/kg for horses 18 months of age or younger
Panacur (fenbendazole) Paste 10% is indicated for the control of large strongyles (Strongylus edentatus, S. equinus, S. vulgaris), encysted early third stage (hypobiotic), late third stage and fourth stage cyathostome larvae, small strongyles, pinworms (Oxyuris equi), ascarids (Parascaris equorum) and arteritis caused by hypobiotic larvae of Strongylus vulgaris in horses.
Panacur (fenbendazole) Paste 10% has no known contraindications with any drug.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:
Consult your veterinarian for assistance in the diagnosis, treatment and control of parasitism. Do not use in horses intended for human consumption. When using PANACUR® (fenbendazole) Paste 10% concomitantly with trichlorfon, refer to the manufacturer’s label for use and cautions for trichlorfon.
1AAEP Parasite Control Guidelines. Revised 2016
2Tamzali Y. (2006) Chronic weight loss in the horse: a 60-case retrospective study. Equine Vet Edu. 18, 289-296
3PANACUR® (fenbendazole) Paste Equine Dewormer product label
Panacur (fenbendazole) Paste 10% is administered orally at a rate of 2.3 mg/lb (5 mg/kg) for the control of large strongyles, small strongyles, and pinworms. One syringe will deworm a 1,100 lb horse. For foals and weanlings (less than 18 months of age) where ascarids are a common problem, the recommended dose is 4.6 mg/lb (10 mg/kg); one syringe will deworm a 550 lb horse.
For control of encysted early third stage (hypobiotic), late third stage and fourth stage cyathostome larvae, and fourth stage larvae of Strongylus vulgaris, the recommended dose is 4.6 mg/lb (10 mg/kg) daily for five consecutive days; administer one syringe for each 550 lbs body weight per day.
Panacur (fenbendazole) Paste 10%: Consult your veterinarian for assistance in the diagnosis, treatment and control of parasitism.
Do not use in horses intended for human consumption. When using Panacur (fenbendazole) Paste 10% concomitantly with trichlorfon, refer to the manufacturers labels for use and cautions for trichlorfon.
When using Panacur (fenbendazole) Paste 10% concomitantly with trichlorfon, refer to the manufacturer’s labels for use and cautions for trichlorfon.
FAQs for Panacur
1. What is Panacur?
Panacur for horses is a brand name for the drug fenbendazole, which is a broad-spectrum anthelmintic (dewormer) used to treat internal parasite infections in horses. It is commonly used to control and eliminate various types of parasites, including strongyles, roundworms, pinworms, and tapeworms.
2. How does Panacur work in horses?
Panacur works by interfering with the metabolism of the parasites, causing paralysis and subsequent elimination through the horse's feces. It is an effective treatment for several types of internal parasites commonly found in horses.
3. When should I use Panacur for my horse?
Panacur is typically used as a deworming treatment to control and eliminate internal parasites in horses. Your veterinarian will recommend the appropriate timing and frequency of administration based on your horse's age, health, and parasite exposure risk.
4. Is Panacur safe for my horse?
Panacur is generally safe when used as directed and at the appropriate dosage for your horse's weight and condition. However, it's essential to follow your veterinarian's recommendations and avoid using it in horses for which it is not intended.
5. What types of parasites does Panacur treat in horses?
Panacur is effective against several internal parasites commonly found in horses, including large strongyles, small strongyles (including encysted stages), roundworms, pinworms, and certain types of tapeworms.
6. How is Panacur administered to horses?
Panacur for horses is available in various formulations, including paste, granules, and pellets. The paste formulation is typically administered orally using a syringe. The granules or pellets can be mixed with the horse's feed.
7. Can Panacur be used for foals and pregnant mares?
Panacur can be used for foals and pregnant mares to control and treat certain internal parasites. The dosage and timing of administration will vary based on the horse's age and reproductive status. Always consult your veterinarian for proper guidance.
8. How often should I deworm my horse with Panacur?
The deworming schedule for horses can vary based on factors such as geographical location, age of the horse, and individual parasite risk. Your veterinarian will develop a customized deworming plan for your horse, which may include Panacur or other deworming medications.
9. Can Panacur be given alongside other medications?
It's essential to inform your veterinarian about any other medications or supplements your horse is receiving to avoid potential drug interactions. Your vet will advise you on the best course of action.
10. Are there any side effects associated with Panacur use in horses?
Panacur is generally well-tolerated in horses, but some may experience mild side effects, such as gastrointestinal upset or diarrhea. These effects are usually temporary and should resolve without intervention. If any concerning symptoms arise, contact your veterinarian.
11. Can I administer Panacur without consulting a veterinarian?
Panacur for horses is typically available over-the-counter, but it's essential to consult with your veterinarian to determine the appropriate dosage and treatment plan for your horse's specific needs. Your vet's guidance will ensure effective and safe deworming.