Some of the most frequently asked questions about horse care that we are asked in the store are about deworming and when to do it. There are many benefits to keeping a consistant deworming schedule for your horse. By doing so, target and eliminate worms and stomach bots, as well as to prevent their reoccurrence, you can help keep your horse parasite free.
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Worms thrive in moist, warm environments so you must get serious about deworming all of your horses in the spring and summer. When you use a paste dewormer, put the syringe in the corner of your horse’s mouth and aim for the back of his tongue. Squirt the paste in one quick motion. Its a good idea to use a good dewormer every 6-8 weeks and to roate which wormers you use and have a great impact on keeping your horses worm free.
Pyrantel Dewormers include Strongid Paste & Pyrantel Paste
Benzimidazole Dewormers include Safe-Guard Paste & Anthelcide EQ Paste
Ivermectin Dewormers include Zimectrin Gold & Ivermectin Paste
If you haven’t dewormed your horse in a while, cut down on his hard feed (pellets, sweet feed) the day before, the day of and the day after his deworming. The dewormer may kill a lot of worms which could get stuck in his intestines. You don’t want large quantities of digested feed getting stuck behind the worm blockage because this causes colic.