Fewer doses means less stress on you and your horse. With just a single dose, QUEST® PLUS Gel treat and control encysted small strongyles, bots and roundworms. QUEST PLUS is the ideal deworming choice for late fall as it contains an additional active ingredient — praziquantel — to specifically target tapeworms. The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) recommends tapeworm treatment in the late fall or winter after tapeworm transmission ends due to cold weather.
Compare that with fenbendazole – marketed as Panacur® Powerpac or Safe-Guard® Power-Dose® – which requires a double dose every day for five days and still doesn’t treat bots. A recent study showed moxidectin, the active ingredient in QUEST PLUS, reduced fecal egg counts by 99.9% compared with fenbendazole, which was only 42% effective.
When parasites are overexposed to certain treatments, they can become resistant, leaving fewer treatment options. Small strongyles have been shown to have widespread resistance to fenbendazole, one of the oldest products on the market. Moxidectin, the active ingredient in QUEST and QUEST PLUS, is one of the newest active ingredients and continues to show superior efficacy.