Equicort® QLD Itch Treatment for Horses is a novel topical therapy for the reduction of lesions and pruritus associated with insect bite hypersensitivity in horses. It contains the active ingredients budesonide, a glucocorticoid, and permethrin, an insecticide, providing control of skin inflammation, reducing pruritus, and addressing the cause of the disease by killing biting midges.
Budesonide is a locally acting steroid that when applied topically, is absorbed and retained in skin cells by undergoing reversible esterification, providing a longer duration of activity and prolonged anti-inflammatory effects.
Permethrin targets sodium channels in the nerves of insects leading to paralysis and death.
Equicort® is formulated in a leave-on conditioner that moisturises the coat, is easy to apply to both haired and non-haired skin, and readily absorbs into the skin without leaving a residue on the coat.
Equicort® QLD Itch Treatment is registered for use in horses.
The use of a topical insecticide containing permethrin, such as Dermcare Permoxin™, may
be applied between Equicort® treatments if additional insecticidal action is required, or if a
maintenance insect repellent is required once control of clinical signs has been achieved.
Directions for use:
Prior to first use, prime Equicort® QLD Itch Treatment by pressing firmly on the pump several times until the conditioner is primed.
Each pump dispenses 1.5g of Equicort®. One pump will cover one open-hand sized area of affected skin. Only apply enough product to cover affected areas, up to a maximum of 40 pumps or 60mL per horse per treatment.
The maximum dose may be used once weekly for up to 6 weeks.
The dose of Equicort® should be reduced as soon as the extent and severity of clinical signs have improved, to achieve the lowest dose and frequency to keep the horse comfortable.
Gentle, hypoallergenic shampoo for normal and sensitive skin in dogs, cats and horses.
Soothing oatmeal conditioner for dogs and cats with itchy, irritated skin.
Antibacterial leave on conditioner for superficial bacterial dermatitis in dogs.