Deworming your horse is a very important part of caring for your horse. If left unchecked parasites can do irreversable damage to your horse.
I deworm every other month. I keep them on a rotation cycle because it is more effective at killing a wide range of parasites. Rotating dewormer will reduce the resistance of parasites to the worm medication.
My schedule is as follows:
In January I use a Fenbendazole such as
Fenbendazole is used for "general parasite control as well as all stages of encysted small strongyles".
In March I use an Ivermectin such as
Ivermectin is used for "general parasite control as well as bots".
In May I use a Pyrantel Pamoate such as
Pyrantel Pamoate is used for "general parasite control".
In July I use a Fenbendazole again
In September I will use an Ivermectin again
In November I will use a Pyrantel Pamoate again
Be sure all of the horses at the barn are on the same deworming program. It's the most effective way to control parasites.
I'd like to include a few pictures of the parasites that may be residing on the inside of your horse in this post. Pictured below are tapeworms, bots, and strongyles.
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