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Deworming Recommendations

There are two methods used for deworming horses. The first method is to administer paste dewormers every 6-8 weeks. The second method is to keep the horse on a daily dewormer and paste deworm twice a year.

horse_2.jpgMETHOD 1:
Paste Deworming Protocol

This schedule is recommended for the Northeastern United States for horses not on a continuous deworming program.
(i.e. daily Strongid C 2X):





January - Ivermectin/praziquantel combination (Equimax)
March - Oxibendazole (Anthelcide)
May - Moxidectin (Quest) for use in horses only.
         (We do not recommend using in miniature horses or ponies!)

        - Ivermectin (Equell) for miniature horses and ponies
July - Double dose Pyrantel Pamoate (Strongid)
September - Ivermectin/Praziquantel combination (Equimax)
November - Double dose Fenbendazole (Panacur).
                 This can be repeated for 4 more days if horse is showing signs of
                 small strongyle infestation (poor coat, chronic colic, diarrhea, unthrifty)

Remember!**  Read the labels for the active ingredient.
For example fenbendazole is the active ingredient in Panacur and Safeguard.


METHOD 2:
Daily Deworming Protocol

Deworm December and June with Ivermectin/praziquantel combination(Equimax) and keep horse on a daily dewormer, pyrantel pamoate (Strongid 2 x). If you choose this protocol, we recommend enrolling in the Preventicare Program offered by Pfizer.

Note*  Before starting the continuous deworming program,
deworm with Equimax, Quest or a Panacur Power Pac.

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