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post #1 of 11 Old 02-20-2012, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Deworming procedure...

All my horses are healthy and at a good weight. No hay bellies, no dietary issues or anything. I'm just curious if anyone has suggestions about deworming.

Every 8 weeks, I switch back and forth between Pyrantal and Ivermectin. I use the paste as opposed to pellets. I have been doing this for over 10 years since we got horses. This was what was suggested to us by the breeder of our first horse and it's always seemed to work just fine.

I can't say that my horses don't have ANY worms because they are grazing animals and who knows what they pick up.

What are your deworming strategies and do you think that I am doing the right thing by switching back and forth? Anything else that anyone would recommend? The vet and farrier love our horses because they are so easy to work with and well mannered, overall super healthy equines.

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post #2 of 11 Old 02-20-2012, 09:19 PM
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I have periodic Fecals run, haven't had a single parasite in a year.
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post #3 of 11 Old 02-20-2012, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Do you deworm your horses or just let them go without and then run a fecal exam and see if you need to deworm?

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post #4 of 11 Old 02-20-2012, 09:26 PM
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Nope, no dewormer, as long as Fecals are clear and horses stay healthy, shiny coated and good weight.
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Been considering doing this also...do you just have your vet run it or do you send the "samples" out? How often to you test & if you don't mind, the cost to do so? TIA!

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Over the past 12 years or so I average about 2 de wormings a year on non bred horses. Testing is the only way to really know what your horse needs with one exception which is Ivermectin which should be done 2 times a year and timing on this is very importent. If you do not get the timing correct the horse will just get re infested with in a week or so.

Rotating is always good however de worming every 8 weeks when not needed is leading to resistence issues and it is a growing problem.
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Keep in mind that testing does not and will not show ever parasite so you still need to de worm your horses about 2 times a year.

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I follow this rotational routine along with fecal counts twice a year. Deworming Rotation Schedule and Worm Facts

Just scroll down a bit and you will see it.
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I also test & only deworm twice a year (after first frost again in spring) using a product effective against tape worms as they will not show up in fecals. Ivermectin/praziquantel combo.
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post #10 of 11 Old 02-23-2012, 09:14 AM
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We do do two "preventative" a year on the schedule we are on. Also, mine is a very controlled paddock.
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