Equest Plus Tape now also controls tapeworm in addition to all the other major gastrointestinal worms and bots in horses. Tapeworm in the horse is an important cause of colic and its control is critical to any worming program. Equest Plus Tape is the only horse wormer that is long acting: re-treatment is recommended after 14-16 weeks, compared to after 6-8 weeks with other wormers. This means fewer treatments per year and twice the time that pastures are left free of worm eggs. Equest Plus Tape is also the only horse wormer to have a registered claim to control encysted small strongyles in a single dose. Small strongyle worms hibernate or "encyst" in the lining of the horse's gut and can caused colic. While other horse wormers kill the small strongyle worms that are in the gut itself, Equest Plus Tape is the only wormer with a registered claim to also kill the encysted forms.