Worming Schedule

United States
May 8, 2007 9:41am CST
Hi all- Wondering what you all do for a worming schedule- Last year, my vet had beastie on a 3 way rotation, every 4 weeks which seems to be too frequent. Granted, when I got him he was full of worms but she had me continue that even a year later. (Panacur, Ivermectin and Strongid) Just did the ivermectin on May 1- was going to do a panacur on June 1 and then go to strongid. Just wondering what you all do-
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@peaceful (3301)
• United States
8 May 07
That does seem like a lot of powerful medicines to me... I guess that your Vet was really making sure that the infestation was eliminated... Heres the link to Family Pet Services: http://www.familypetservices.com you can get advice there for this problem... Good health to you and your pet! :)
@mehale (2200)
• United States
8 May 07
We tend to rotate wormers and worm every 2 months. This is because we have quite a few horses in fairly small pastures, and that helps prevent worms from becoming a problem. We also usually worm any new horses once a month with a different wormer for the first 3 months and then go to every 2 months on them as well - again this helps keep worms from becoming a bigger problem.
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@melanie652 (2525)
• United States
8 May 07
I imagine she had you doing the monthly worming to get your horse cleaned out. I'm sure that's long been taken care of by now and you shouldn't have to worm as frequently. I worm our horses every 3 months. The babies get wormed every 6-8 weeks until they're a year old, then I go to every 3 months with them too. I rotate back and forth between Ivermectin and Strongid. This has proven to be a good worming program for me. A friend of mine worms every 2 months. She has quite a few horses in a smaller area so worms are a bigger problem and that's why she worms more frequently. That's proven to be a good worming program for her.
• United States
12 Oct 07
That is overkill. It kind of depends on the enviormment your horse is in. It he is in a small pasture with a lot of horses, you need to worm more frequently. All horses have worms. This is just a fact. The dewormers help keep the levels down so the horse stays healthy. I worm every 10 weeks. More if one looks skinny or wormy.
• United States
19 Sep 07
I have researched worming quite a bit. I worm in the fall, around Sept. 1st. Then I worm after the first frost (making sure that wormer kills bots), then I worm in the late spring (April), and then in June or July. I rotate the type of wormers I use.
22 Aug 07
I worm my horses every 8 - 10 weeks. Never had a problem
• South Africa
11 Jul 07
I deworm mine every 3 months. That is the recommended routine here in South Africa. And yes, always alternate the product that you use because worms can become immune to a specific brand when used regularly.