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Embotape Horse Wormer (Pyrantel Embonate)
Embotape Horse Wormer (Pyrantel Embonate)

Embotape Horse Wormer (Pyrantel Embonate)

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Embotape Horse Wormer (Pyrantel Embonate) is an oral paste wormer for horses containing Pyrantel Embonate as it's active ingredient. Animec treats a range of internal parasites, including small and large redworms, tapeworms, pinworms and Ascarids in horses.

Active Ingredient: Pyrantel Embonate

Target Species: Horse

Treats and Controls: Large redworms, Small redworms, PinwormsAscarids, Tape worms worms,

Administration Method: Oral paste

Withdrawal Time: Withdrawal period for meat and offal is 7 days. 

Dosage for Horses: Each syringe is sufficient to dose a horse up to 600kg. Syringe has each 100kg amount marked for ease of use.

Always read the label and all enclosed information for Embotape Horse wormer before administering to animals!

The Most Common Equine Parasites And The Damage They Cause.

Use the diagram or the parasite menu to learn more about each parasite.

 horse parasites

Click here to Download Data Sheet

Health Products Regulatory Authority 

Summary of Product Characteristics

Embotape Oral Paste 400 mg/g

Each syringe contains:
Active substance                                     Per 28.5 g Syringe                          Per 57 g Syringe
Pyrantel embonate                                         11.4 g                                           22.8 g
Butylated Hydroxytoluene (E321)               0.0057 g                                       0.0114 g
For a full list of excipients see section 6.1.

Oral paste.
A pale coloured to buff coloured paste. 

4.1 Target Species

Horses and ponies.

4.2 Indications for use, specifying the target species
For the control and treatment of adult infections of large and small Strongyles, Oxyuris, Parascaris and Anoplocephala perfoliata.

4.3 Contraindications
Do not use in severely debilitated animals.

4.4 Special warnings for each target species
Only intended for direct oral administration.
The same syringe should only be used to dose two animals if they are both healthy and are either running together, or are on the same premises and in direct contact with each other.
As with other anthelmintics, veterinary advice should be sought on appropriate dosing programmes and stock management to achieve adequate parasite control and reduce the likelihood of anthelmintic resistance developing. Care should be taken to avoid the following practices because they increase the risk of development of resistance and could ultimately result in ineffective therapy:
- Too frequent and repeated use of anthelmintics from the same class over an extended period of time.
- Underdosing, which may be due to under-estimation of the bodyweight, mis-administration of the product or lack of calibration of the dosing device (if any).

4.5 Special precautions for use Special precaution(s) for use in animals
Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals Avoid contact with the skin.
Wash hands and any other parts of the body which come into contact with the product after use. 

4.6 Adverse reactions (frequency and seriousness)
Occasional skin sensitisation may occur.

4.7 Use during pregnancy, lactation or lay
The product may be used on pregnant and lactating mares.

4.8 Interaction with other medicinal products and other forms of interactions
Combined administration of pyrantel and levamisole or piperazine is not recommended. 

4.9 Amounts to be administered and administration route
For direct oral administration only.
Control and treatment of Strongyles, Oxyuris and Parascaris: Embotape should be used at a dose rate of 19 mg pyrantel embonate per kg bodyweight. 
Suggested dosing programmes are as follows:

a) Foals (1 - 8 months of age): dose every 4 weeks.

b) Horses (over 8 months of age): dose every 6 - 8 weeks, but during the summer and autumn when at grass dose every 4 - 6 weeks.  Always dose 3 - 4 days before turning out after in-wintering.

c) Suckler mares:
It has been shown that reduction of strongyle challenge to the suckling foal at pasture can be achieved by using clean pasture (re-seeded or not grazed the previous year by horses), dosing the mare 3 - 4 days before turning out and then at intervals of 2 - 4 weeks until the end of Autumn.
Ideally mares with foals should go out to 'clean' pasture.

28.5 g Syringe
The appropriate amount of the product is deposited on the tongue of the animal and the animal allowed to swallow. The complete content of one syringe contains 11.4g pyrantel embonate (6 graduated doses of 1.9g) in 28.5g paste and is sufficient for the treatment of 600 kg bodyweight. Each graduation of the syringe is sufficient for the treatment of 100 kg bodyweight.

57.0 g Syringe
The appropriate amount of the product is deposited on the tongue of the animal and the animal allowed to swallow. The complete content of one syringe contains 22.8g pyrantel embonate (12 graduated doses of 1.9g marked in 100 kg intervals from 0 to 1200 kg) in a 57g paste and one syringe is sufficient for the treatment of 1200 kg bodyweight. Each graduation of the syringe is sufficient for the treatment of 100 kg bodyweight.

Control and treatment of anoplocephala (tapeworm):
28.5 g Syringe
Embotape should be used at a dose rate of 38 mg pyrantel embonate per kg bodyweight (i.e. twice the dose used for strongyles). Two syringes are sufficient for the treatment of 600 kg bodyweight. The need for re-treatment may vary, but if considerded necessary, should be carried out after an interval of 6 weeks.

57.0 g Syringe
Embotape should be used at a dose rate of 38 mg pyrantel embonate per kg bodyweight (i.e. twice the dose used for strongyles). One syringe is sufficient for the treatment of 600 kg bodyweight. The need for re-treatment may vary, but if considerded necessary, should be carried out after an interval of 6 weeks. 

4.10 Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes), if necessary
Pyrantel embonate is of low acute oral toxicity. Oral doses of up to 2000 mg/kg bodyweight in mice and rats and 1000 mg/kg in dogs have produced no evidence of toxicity.
Pyrantel embonate, at dosages of up to 60 mg/kg bodyweight, as base, (some 20 times the standard therapeutic dose) had no adverse effects on horses, ponies or foals. 
Monitoring included haematological parameters, serum cholinesterase and glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase levels.

4.11 Withdrawal period(s)
Horses may be slaughtered for human consumption only after 7 days from the last treatment.

ATC Vet Code:


Pharmacotherapeutic Group:
Anthelmintics, Pyrantel

Pyrantel embonate is a broad spectrum anthelmintic with a depolarising neuromuscular blocking action which results in spastic paralysis of the worm, and their expulsion from the intestinal tract.
Pyrantel embonate also inhibits cholinesterases which contributes to its neuromuscular effects. 
Pyrantel embonate is poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, making it suitable for use as an intestinal anthelmintic. 
The small amount of pyrantel embonate which is absorbed is quickly metabolised with little being excreted intact.
Pyrantel embonate has a broad spectrum of activity, including activity against:

Large strongyles: Strongylus vulgaris, S. edentatus, S. equinus
Small strongyles: Trichonema spp. (Cyathostomes), Triodontophorus spp.
Pinworms: Oxyuris equi, Probstmayria vivipara
Large roundworms: Parascaris equorum
Tape worms: Anoplocephala perfoliata

6.1 List of excipients

Butylated Hydroxytoluene (E321)
Polysorbate 80
Colloidal Anhydrous Silica
Maize Oil Refined

6.2 Major incompatibilities
Not applicable.

6.3 Shelf-life
Shelf life of the veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: 2 years.
This is a single dose product. Discard after use.

6.4 Special precautions for storage
Protect from direct sunlight. 

6.5 Nature and composition of immediate packaging
White, high density polyethylene syringe with a low density polyethylene cap.
The syringe is fitted with a screw ring on a graduated plunger allowing adjustment of 1 to 6 doses (28.5 syringe) or 1 to 12 doses (57 g syringe) of the product.

28.5g syringe: Each box contains 20 × 28.5 g syringes
57g syringe: Each box contains 20 × 57g syringes 

6.6 Special precautions for the disposal of unused veterinary medicinal products or waste materials derived from the use of such products
Any unused veterinaty medicinal product or waste materials derived from such veterinary medicinal products should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.

Bimeda Animal Health Limited
2, 3 & 4 Airton Close
Airton Road
Dublin 24


Date of first authorisation: 09 January 1998
Date of last renewal: 08 January 2008

May 2019

Delivery Information

Delivery Service

Here at Agridirect we have joined forces with DPD to ensure all packages are delivered promptly and safely to you. We ship to all mainland countries within the EU. Deliveries take place Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays. Once your order has been dispatched from our warehouse you will be notified by email. If there is a delay with your order for any reason you will be contacted immediately. 

Due to Brexit we are temporarily unable to ship to the UK. Shipping to Northern Ireland will remain in place.

Delivery Times
Ireland (ROI & NI) EU (Mainland Only)
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Some products have an extended delivery time, this is noted on the products.

Delivery Rates

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Ireland (ROI & NI) €7.99 €0.00
Austria €24.99 €17.00
Belgium €21.99 €14.00
Czech Republic €24.99 €17.00
Denmark €24.99 €17.00
Finland €36.99 €29.00
France €21.99 €14.00
Germany €21.99 €14.00
Hungary €28.99 €21.00
Italy €34.99 €23.00
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Portugal €36.99 €29.00
Slovakia €28.99 €21.00
Slovenia €28.99 €21.00
Spain €34.99 €27.00
Sweden €34.99 €27.00


A selection of the products we sell are only licensed for sale within the Republic Of Ireland and can not be shipped outside of the country. These products are noted as only being available within the Republic of Ireland on the individual product pages.

There may be an addition charge on certain bulky items. This charge will be clearly marked on an applicable products and will be explained on the checkout page before payment has been made.

Agridirect Returns Policy

We’re sorry your purchase didn’t work out. But don’t worry; we have a great returns policy to help you out.

All purchases can be returned to us within 14 days of delivery and returned goods must be received within 14 days from the date you informed us of the return.

Purchases may be opened for inspection but must not be used and must be repackaged securely in the original packaging if you wish to return it.

If we discover goods have been used or there has been a loss in value of the goods due to damage to the goods, while in your care or whilst being returned to us, we will reduce the amount refunded, which may amount to the full cost of the product, to cover loss of value of goods.

All returns should be complete which includes boxes, manuals and accessories that may have been included with the order.

All returns must be packaged appropriately for shipping, we will not accept responsibility for damages or loss which occur during shipping of a return product.

We accept no responsibility for goods damaged or lost while in transit to us. 

How do I return a product?

We have partnered with DPD to make your returns process easy and secure. simply follow the steps below and bring your package to an official DPD pickup point.

1) All returns must be accompanied with a fully filled out returns form which can be downloaded here.

2) To print off your return label click here or visit and follow the on-screen instructions. Make sure and use your order number as your reference.

  • Select “Continue as Guest”
  • Select “Agridirect” from the drop-down menu
  • Select your reason for returning
  • Select the size of the package you wish to return
  • Accept DPD’s terms and conditions
  • Fill in your payment details
  • Fill in your own details
  • Follow the instructions to print off your label

3) Bring your package to a DPD pickup point. To find your nearest drop off point here.

Once the returned product has been received into our warehouse and been fully inspected a refund will be issued.

If you choose not to use the DPD returns service we recommend that you use a method that can be tracked.

For the return of bulk products please contact us at

I have received a damaged product from you, what should I do?

First off, if you have received a damaged electrical product from us, do not plug it in. Any electrical products that are plugged in are deemed ‘as used and accepted’ and are not accepted as returns. All damages must be reported to us via phone or email within 24hours of receipt of goods. Please ensure you check your items upon delivery.

How do I begin the returns process?

If you wish to begin the return process, please email us at and ensure the following information is included in your email. Your name, phone number, Order id, the item you wish to return, reason for return and if the product is damaged we require photos of the product.

Once you have sent us all required information a member of our team will assess your claim and will contact you as soon as possible. Please hold off on returning products until a member of our team has called you to confirm.


Once the returned product has been returned to us and fully inspected a refund will be issued.

Please Note: A typical timeline for a refund to show in your account is up to 10 working days from the date processed, depending on your bank.



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