Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: I'm an American girl living in southwest France
I had my horse's fecal egg count checked and it was off the charts. So this is advice from my vet (located in France, so the medications will probably be available by special order in any pharmacy in the EU):
1. Praziquantel (Eqvalan Duo) : 1 dose
2. 10 days after : Panacur Equine Guard : give a DOUBLE dose every day for 5 days. For a 500kg horse, that's 50ML per day for 5 days.
3. 15 days after : ivermectine (Eraquell) 1 dose
Add 20g of aspirin if you see signs of thrombosis.
Then he said to worm 3-4 times a year after on this schedule:
Winter: after the first frost, worm against strongyles and tapeworms (using praziquantel) et bot flies (using Endectocide i.e., ivermectine or moxidectine). = EQUIMAX
Spring: worm against strongyles, with Benzimidazolés (Fenbendazole "Panacur") or endectocide (ivermectine "Eraquell")
Summer : During this period, worms are everywhere in the environment. We suggest an Eqvalan Duo product.
Fall: worm against strongyles (especially larvae) using Fenbendazole ("Panacur Equine Guard" used over 5 jours). If not, use an Ivermectine product.
“When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ” ~ William Shakespeare