I was picking up some Zimecterin yesterday at Tractor supply and noticed a HUGE difference in price between that and a few 'no-name' brands. The Z was 10.99 and they had some other Ivermectin for 2.99 on sale.
Is the efficacy the same? I didn't check percentages of ingredients or anything which I should have done but was wondering for the next time I needed it.
I stock pile on the cheapie $2.99 Ivermecin when its available. Most of my rescues come full of worms and between the five days of Safeguard and the three Ivermectins I give them its nice to save a few bucks. I think it works just the same, I always have a fecal check done and everyone is negative on worms when I'm done with them =D
I think if you check the percentage of active ingredients and they are the same, than save some $$ and buy the generic. I do the same on myself. I have no problem buying the generic brands as long as the ingredients is the same. Do check the experation date. Many places put them on sale with a short use by date.
I only use equimax- for ivermectin months (kills tapeworms as well.) There are no generics for this so I have to pay $10.95 a tube. GASP. I usually get the generics other wise, it save me a TON per year. My vet suggested I not use zimectrin gold, or quest gel. She's seen some horses react badly too them. Quest- she saw mouth ulcers, not sure about gold though.