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Aussie Wormer: We don't think so!!

Aussie Wormer: We don't think so!!

Aussie Wormer: We don't think so!!

We all understand that using wormers are a part of owning a horse. But do you ever wonder where your money goes?  When putting together this article I was astounded at the tiny presence of not just Australian-made but also Australian-owned horse wormers in the market. 

The benefits of buying Aussie products are clear – it has a positive impact on jobs, local businesses and future opportunities.  In the lead-up to Australia Day this year, the latest Roy Morgan Research findings reveal that Australian-made products are still tops for Aussie consumers—89% of whom say they’re more likely to buy a product if it’s made here.

But do YOU know where your horse wormers are made? The table below shows wormers that are made in Australia.

Let’s take it one step further and see which products are also Australian-OWNED.  That means any profits are kept in Australia and used to support the our Aussie economy.

The market leaders in the Australian horse worming market are predominantly owned by overseas multinationals.  Names like Virbac, Zoetis, Merial, Bayer and even Monsanto all siphon profits from the wormers you buy overseas to countries in Europe and the US. 

EasyWormer uses exclusively Evolve and Revolve horse wormers from from Kelato Animal Health. Together with the Worma products by International Animal Health they are the only Australian made and owned horse wormers I could find on the market.

Makes you think doesn’t it.  Please choose Australian made & owned.  It DOES make a difference.

 

Wormer Treats Active Ingredients Treats horses KG Dose Vol Flavoured for palatability Grip Handle Aust Made Aust Owned Country of ownership
Evolve (Kelato) Broad spectrum plus tapeworm Ivermectin Praziquantal 600 Small 6.4g Australia
MecWorma + Tape (IAHP) Broad spectrum plus tapeworm Abermectin Morantal Tartrate 600 Large 32.5g Australia
Equimax (Virbac) Broad spectrum plus tapeworm Abermectin Praziquantal 700 Large 35ml France
Equest (Zoetis) Broad spectrum plus tapeworm Moxdectin Praziquantal 575 Med 11.8g USA
Imax Gold (Bayer/ Monsanto) Broad spectrum plus tapeworm Ivermectin Praziquantel 500 Bulk pack only Germany
Ammo Red (Ceva) Broad spectrum plus tapeworm Abermectin Morantal Tartrate 600 Large 32.5g France
Equimec (Merial/ Boehringer Ingelheim) Broad spectrum Ivermectin 600 Small 32.5 Germany
Noromectin (Norbrook) Broad spectrum Ivermectin 700 Small 7.9g Northern Island

Rotational Wormer Pastes (BZ group)

Wormer Treats Active Ingredients Treats horses KG Dose Vol Flavoured for palatability Grip Handle Aust Made Aust Owned Country of ownership
Revolve (Kelato) Broad spectrum plus tapeworm Oxfendasole Morantal Tartrate 600 Large 32.5g Australia
Worma Paste (IAHP) Broad spectrum Oxfendasole Piperazine 600 Large 56g Australia
Strategy-T (Virbac) Broad spectrum plus tapeworm Oxfendasole Pyrantel 700 Large 35ml France
Equitak Excel (Bayer/ Monsanto) Broad spectrum plus tapeworm Abamectin Oxfendazole Praziquantel 600 Large 30g Germany
Ammo Green (Ceva) Broad spectrum Oxfendasole 600 Large 32.6g France 


EasyWormer recommends a fecal egg count before and after worming to determine the effectiveness of wormers and the level of resistance (if any) on your property and to consult your veterinarian before undertaking any worming program.

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