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Protazil Antiprotozoal Pellets

Alfalfa-based top-dress pellet for the treatment of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) in horses

Species: Horse
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Protazil Antiprotozoal Pellets

Alfalfa-based top-dress pellet for the treatment of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) in horses

Species: Horse
Prescription required
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Product description

EPM recovery starts with Protazil!

Protazil Antiprotozoal Pellets are prescribed for the treatment of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) caused by Sarcocystis neurona in horses.

EPM is a devastating neurologic disease that leads to inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, resulting in various neurological deficits in horses such as abnormal gait, stumbling, falling, and an inability to rise. Horses get EPM by ingesting opossum feces that contain a parasite called protozoa Sarcocystis neurona. If the feed, grass, or water has been contaminated with the opossum's feces, the horses will ingest the parasite, which can cause neurological damage, including lesions on the spinal cord and brain stem.

Safe, easy and effective, Protazil starts working fast against disease where time matters.
  • The first and only FDA-approved alfalfa-based, pelleted formulation containing diclazuril
  • Rapid absorption and no loading dose required
  • Makes accurate dosing and administration easier and safer for owners
  • Well accepted by horses and consumed with no mess or fuss
  • Proven safe in animal safety trials
  • Proven efficacy in multi-state clinical field trial
  • Administer as a daily top-dress at 1 mg/kg for 28 days
  • Available in 2.4 pound container

Active ingredients

Diclazuril, 1.56%.

Inactive ingredients: dehydrated alfalfa meal, wheat middlings, cane molasses and propionic acid (preservative).

Indications for use

Protazil (1.56% diclazuril) Antiprotozoal Pellets are indicated for the treatment of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) caused by Sarcocystis neurona in horses.

Administration and dosage

Dosage:

Protazil (1.56% diclazuril) is administered as a top dress in the horse’s daily grain ration at a rate of 1 mg diclazuril per kg (0.45 mg diclazuril/lb) of body weight for 28 days. The quantity of Protazil necessary to deliver this dose is 64 mg pellets per kg (29 mg pellets/lb) of body weight.

Administration:

To achieve this dose, weigh the horse (or use a weigh tape)). Scoop up Protazil to the level (cup mark) corresponding to the dose for the horse’s body weight using the following chart:

Weight Range of Horse (lb) mLs of Pellets
275 - 524 20
525 - 774 30
775 - 1024 40
1025 - 1274 50
1275 - 1524 60
1525 - 1774 70
1775 - 2074 80

One 2.4-lb bucket of Protazil will treat one 1274-lb horse for 28 days.

Contraindications

Use of Protazil (1.56% diclazuril) Antiprotozoal Pellets is contraindicated in horses with known hypersensitivity to diclazuril.

Warnings

For use in horses only. Do not use in horses intended for human consumption. Not for human use. Keep out of reach of children.

Manufactured by Merck.
Manufactured by Merck