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    05-18-2007, 12:35 PM
  #1
Foal
worming

How often should horses be dewormed? Sorry, I have not had much experience with horses and my father just bought one and I wanted to help him with the horse because I love horses though I don't knw how to take care or one yet, but im trying to learn everything I need to know.
     
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    05-18-2007, 01:05 PM
  #2
Foal
If anyone has any suggestions on anything else at all that woul;d help me with anything I should know about what to do with taking care of him or anything, please just let me know
     
    05-18-2007, 01:30 PM
  #3
Foal
Usually a horse needs to be wormed every 6 to 12 weeks but I've heard of people worming once a month. Check out this website
http://www.horsekeeping.com/horse-tr...-care-info.htm
There are all kinds of things you can read about. The articles are usually very helpful. Also, I would suggest going to the book store and buying books about horse care. It will help you get a better understanding of it. Hope this helps and good luck!

Colby
     
    05-18-2007, 02:28 PM
  #4
Weanling
A lot of it depends on your area, and how many horses you own. (or should I say are on the facility.) We live in TX and worm our horses every 6 weeks year around. In the northern states, they can forgo worming (or at least cut waaaay back) in the winter months. There are also daily wormers, but with 23 horses it's pretty expensive for us. Be sure to rotate wormers. We usually rotate with Ivermectin, Fenbenzadole, and Pyrantyl Pamoate (sp) although there are others out there. I generally use the generic (if I can find it) and I order it through Country Supply. Or Jeffers. They tend to have the lowest prices. I just got in 90 tubes of wormer last month. I try to buy in bulk so I don't run out. You could always call your vet and ask how often they recommend worming for your area.
     
    05-18-2007, 09:26 PM
  #5
Foal
I recommend you ask your vet.

I rotate with Ivermectin, Fenbendazole (which I may stop as many worms have become immune to it :( ,) and Pyrantel. I de-worm every 8 weeks.

A lot depends on how your horse is kept. Is he/she out with others? If so, you might want to do daily de-worming... Each area has different problems, also depends on where your hay comes from... Lots of stuff. I called my vet when I first got a horse, and asked for suggestions. You don't have to pay, just talk to the assistant, or whoever answers the phone, they usually know. Also if you have a vet. Supply store, they can help out, as can a feed store.

You can also google equine worming or equine de-worming and come up with lots of sites. I prefer to ask the local vet though as different areas of the country have different problems.
     
    05-19-2007, 12:37 PM
  #6
Foal
Thank you for all your replies. Really helps.
     

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