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Marquis Antiprotozoal Oral Paste for Horses


Hialeah Gardens, FL -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/24/2014 -- Ponazuril (Marquis®) is used in dogs and cats to treat the parasite Coccidia. They are one-cell parasites that live in the intestines and can cause life-threatening diarrhea. This drug actually kills the parasite, unlike many that inhibits its reproduction and wait for the immune system to kill it. It comes in a paste for horses and an oral suspension in combination with fenbendazole in many flavors or chew treat given to cats and dogs. Dogs and cats take it for one to five days.

In horses, ponazuril reduces the symptoms of Equine Protozoa Myeloencephalitis (EPM) caused the parasite Sarcocystic neurona, a single celled coccidial parasite that ends up in the brain and spinal cord. The horse it not the normal hosts. Ponazuril appears to be effective in 67 percent of horses treated. It is given for 28 days for the treatment of EPM. Blisters on the nose and mouth, skin rash, hives and loose stools are potential side effects of the drug in horses.

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