Your veterinarian will work with you to develop a treatment plan based on the individual needs of your horse(s) and the peak parasite transmission period for our region (Spring, Summer & Fall). See chart below.
a. Low Shedders: Twice per year in Spring & Fall
b. Moderate shedders: Three times per year in Spring, Summer & Fall
c. High Shedders: Four times per year in Spring, Summer & Fall
Your veterinarian can assist you in determining which de-wormer to use and when. De-wormer selection is determined based on a working knowledge of the parasite life cycle, as not all de wormers target all species or stages in each life cycle. Most programs are based on the use of ivermectin and moxidectin. Using one or the other twice per year is enough for low shedders. Moderate or high shedders should be treated more frequently with something other than an ivermectin based product to reduce environmental contamination. Praziquantel is added to some products to target tapeworms.
Praziquantel is added to some products to target tapeworms.
Below you will find a de-worming schedule to follow once you and your veterinarian have discussed the shedding potential of your horse.
Every horse in the program will be treated at least twice a year. Some horses will need to be treated additional times, with approved products, as determined by your veterinarian. The approved products will be
chosen based on their efficacy on your farm.