Caution with Quest products

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  1. sherian

    sherian Senior Member

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    I would be somewhat concerned about a vet telling you to just give her a full tube, and not being aware of the contraindications for quest (I am in Canada and when quest first started having issues, the product rep did come in and talk to the clinic I worked at about it over 10 years ago) - is your vet new or not primarily a horse vet? Many wormers are labeled for not for foals under 4 months - it's a standard caveat.
     
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    The main issue with senior horses and Quest is that they tend to have less body fat (just like foals) and fat plays a key role in safe absorption and removal of moxidectin. Quest should never be used in a horse that is underweight.
     
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    Thanks for adding that comment!
     
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    WARNINGS From the label:

    Extreme caution should be used when administering the product to foals, young and miniature horses, as overdosage may result in serious adverse reactions. Do not use in sick, debilitated, or underweight animals. Do not use in horses intended for human consumption.
     
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