Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USDF Region 1, USEA Area 2, USEF Zone 3 - Maryland
Ok, well, some people on here are not going to be happy with me, but I'll share my schedule.
January - Panacur Powerpac (for worms that don't show up in fecals).
- 1.5 dose (by weight) Anthelcide 2 weeks later (for new horses or
if one is beginning to look thrifty).
March - Double dose of Ivermectin.
May - Tape Care Plus (Same as a Double Strongid).
July - Double dose Panacur or Safeguard.
September - Double dose Equimax.
- If the horse gets REALLY itchy they get another double 2 weeks
later to target Neck Threadworms.
November - Double dose Strongid.
The double doses are to take into account of any weight differences since weight tapes aren't perfectly accurate. All of my horses should get more than a tube of dewormer by weight anyway, so I just give the rest of the second tube.
The doubles also cover any wasted dewormer (I have spitters) and assures they get a whole dose. It also helps prevent resistance - there is plenty to kill everything it's supposed to, no worms survive to become immune. Lastly, the dewormers I use are all safe to use in higher amounts, although after everything is said and done the horses are probably getting their recommended amounts, possibly a little more, nothing to cause harm.
The program has been working well and has my vet's approval.
-Melanie Mom to 3 bays: Beau, Daisy & Cavalina