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xoxnitroxox 09-09-2013 04:28 AM

dewormer help!
Canada b.c here :)
I have a horse ive owned for almost a year, and im more keen on deworming twice a year( spring and winter) because im afraid 4 times a year is too much. Hes alone in a fairly big paddock, manure is picked everyday.
I gave him BIMECTIN PASTE DEWORMER in april, but im not sure what to give him in october, our barn owner wants to deworm horses every 3months also,

What are your thoughts, is deworming 2 times a year ok, or should i change it too 3 or 4 times a year.

deserthorsewoman 09-09-2013 05:36 AM

Under your circumstances, twice a year is fine. You could, for the peace of mind of the BO, get a fecal test done and deworm according to what is found.
In any case, I'd use a ivermectin/ praziquantel product, Equimax, Zimecterin Gold, to make sure to take care of eventual tapeworm, which rarely show up in a FEC.

verona1016 09-09-2013 07:45 PM

ITA. I do twice yearly deworming, with a FEC done at the mid-point between them. Every FEC I've sent in has come back with 0 eggs, though, so I may stop doing those in the future...

xoxnitroxox 09-09-2013 08:59 PM

Thanks for the help.

Also, how do i rotate them? in april, would i use. ZIMECTERIN GOLD, then in october BIMECTIN. Or do i have to switch up dewormers.

deserthorsewoman 09-09-2013 09:02 PM

Since tapeworms are being transmitted by grass mites, the Gold /Equimax in fall, to get rid of them.

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