Deworming your horse is an important part of ensuring he is healthy. Parasites can quickly multiply in the intestines and wreck havoc on your horse. With a heavy population of these worms residing inside him, you can expect severe health effects like loss of appetite, weight loss, fever, colic, and excessive tail rubbing. Protect him by following a deworming schedule!
- January/February – Pyrantel
- March/April – Fenbendazole/Oxibendazole
- May/June – Ivermectin
- July/August – Pyrantel
- September/October – Fenbendazole/Oxibendazole
- November/December – Ivermectin
Pyrantel – Strongid Paste and Exodus Paste
Fenbendazole/Oxibendazole – Panacur PowerPac and Safe-Guard Paste
Ivermectin – Equimax Paste, Zimecterin Paste, Quest Equine Gel, Ivermectin Paste, and Bimectin Paste
It’s a smart idea to have your veterinary perform a fecal test to see what kind of worms and how many may be inhabiting your horse’s intestines.
By following a deworming schedule, you should avoid excessive numbers of these parasites. Write the rotation chart down where it will be easily noticeable. Stay proactive against worms and your horse will be much healthier!