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post #1 of 7 Old 09-24-2013, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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How often should I deworm my horse

How often should I deworm my paddock kept horse, I have been told 6-8 weeks even 6 months .

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post #2 of 7 Old 09-25-2013, 04:11 AM
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to me depends on time of year and location I worm every 2 months but some people here worm once a month

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It can vary. Is your horse in with others that may not get dewormed regularly? Do any different horses use the same paddock? How often are new horses get put in with your horse?

We only deworm in the spring and fall or if a new horse is added to the herd. We have our horses at our place and not boarded with unfamiliar horses.

The best thing to do, especially if you board your horse, would be to have a fecal count done. Thst would tell you if you really need to deworm and which type to use.
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It can vary. Is your horse in with others that may not get dewormed regularly? Do any different horses use the same paddock? How often are new horses get put in with your horse?

We only deworm in the spring and fall or if a new horse is added to the herd. We have our horses at our place and not boarded with unfamiliar horses.

The best thing to do, especially if you board your horse, would be to have a fecal count done. Thst would tell you if you really need to deworm and which type to use.
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My horse is with other horses and they all get wormed at the same time. No different horses use the same paddock. There hasn't been a new horse in there for 2 yrs.
Thank you I might try the fecal count.

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definitely fecal. Comprehensive parasite targeting is SO much healthier for our horses!
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post #6 of 7 Old 09-25-2013, 06:46 PM
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Agree on doing the fecal. Some horses are naturally resistant to worms and some just tend to always have worms no matter what you do.

What I do for my horse is deworm in the spring and fall (in the fall I wait for a hard freeze and use a product that kills tapeworms). In between those I do a FEC; these have always come up clean for me, so I've never dewormed more than 2x per year, but if my horse needed it, he would get dewormed more often.
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post #7 of 7 Old 09-25-2013, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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