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Get the right weapons to combat the most dangerous parasites.

 

Why Deworming Matters?
All horses develop parasites in their digestive systems, but by administering a systematic, seasonal deworming program, these harmful parasites can be controlled.

Why Rotation Matters in a paste/gel deworming program?
Rotation helps manage resistance and treats all parasites.

Why Rotation Common Deworming Options
Feed Through/Continuous Feed
Pastes/Gels


Going Beyond Deworming Matters


An effective parasite management program includes more than just dewormers. There are some non-chemical steps you can take to reduce parasite populations on your property:

  • Rotate pastures, if possible. Ideally, the best time to let your pastures rest is when the weather is hot and dry.
  • Cross-graze pastures with cattle or other ruminants.
  • Remove manure from pastures and paddocks.
  • Harrow pastures only during hot, dry periods and keep horses off for several weeks.
  • Consult your local extension agent regarding proper composting techniques.
  • Avoid over-stocking your pastures.
     


HOW TO TARGET YOUR HORSE'S NEEDS

1) THE HORSE Each horse has individual factors to be considered when determining which dewormer to use, along with deworming schedule or program. Check with your veterinarian to make sure any deworming program is right for your horse, especially for foals and weanlings.

2) THE DEWORMER Traditionally, veterinarians recommend worming your horse every two months. However, there has been a debate on the effectiveness of repeated use of the same dewormers. Before beginning a worming schedule, it is wise to have a serious discussion with your vet about the best possible worming schedule for your horse. Keep in consideration the following factors when determining which dewormer to use: Rotation between the three major chemical classes and the appropriate intervals based on the last drug used

  • The time of year
  • Your horse's age
  • Your horse's susceptibility to parasites based on fecal analysis
  • If your horse is stabled, it is still susceptible to worms

 

3) THE TIMING Use the weather, climate, and pasture conditions to your benefit. Different climates can affect parasite reproduction which in turn reduces the frequency of deworming. Also, exposure and seasonal parasite activity will determine your timing. Check with your veterinarian to design a deworming rotational schedule for your individual horse's needs.


Example of a Horse Deworming Rotational Schedule:

When

January/February

March/April

May/June

July/August

September/October

November/December

Drug Class

Pyrantel Pamoate**

Fenbendazole/ Oxibendazole

Ivermectin or Moxidectin

Pyrantel Pamoate**

Fenbendazole/ Oxibendazole

Ivermectin or Moxidectin

Products for the Job

 

Durvet Pyrantel Paste

Panacur PowerPac

Ivermectin Paste

Durvet Pyrantel Paste

Panacur PowerPac

Horse Health Ivermectin Paste

Strongid Paste

Safe-Guard Power Dose

Durvet Ivermectin Paste

Strongid Paste

Safe-Guard Power Dose

Durvet Ivermectin Paste

 

Anthelcide EQ Paste

Zimecterin Paste

 

Anthelcide EQ Paste

Zimecterin Paste

Safe-Guard Equi Bits

Quest Equine Gel

Safe-Guard Equi Bits

Quest Equine Gel

Safe-Guard Paste

Duramectin Paste

Safe-Guard Paste

Duramectin Paste

Panacur Paste

Quest Gel Plus*

Panacur Paste

Quest Gel Plus*

  Zimecterin Gold Paste*   Zimecterin Gold Paste*

EquiMAX Paste*

EquiMAX Paste*


*Includes Praziquantel for tapeworms.
 

**Pamoate Tartate is the feed through version of this drug class