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Deworming

You’re the kind of horse owner veterinarians like to have as a client because you always make your horse’s well-being a priority. You read horse health articles and books, paying attention to the latest developments. You follow a balanced...
Click to download a printer-friendly pdfParasite control is an important part of your horse’s health management. Since parasites develop resistance to commonly used deworming drugs, rotation is no longer the recommended strategy. Here’s what you need to know about...
 Deworming used to be a no-brainer. You picked up a tube of paste dewormer at the feed store, gave it to your horse and jotted the date on your calendar. A couple months later, you did the same thing,...
Q: I have been at my boarding barn for almost three years. Other horses rotate in and out for various reasons. I would like to try switching from the rotational deworming routine to the fecal count method. But can...
With all the highly effective dewormers readily available to horse owners today, it seems many veterinarians have removed themselves from the deworming discussion altogether.“It’s been a while since a lot of veterinarians got involved in the whole deworming issue,...
This image from the May/June 1981 issue of Horse Illustrated shows a vet administering anthelmintic drugs via nasogastric tube.Veterinary care for horses has progressed by leaps and bounds since the days when equines were working animals. Today's horses live...
 If you board your horse, a safe and healthy environment for your horse is of utmost importance. With resistance increasing in small strongyles and no new dewormer on the horizon, horse owners should be asking barn managers about parasite...
Internal parasites (“worms”) cause problems for horses of all ages. These freeloaders compromise a horse’s health both directly and indirectly. They’re particularly well-adapted to survive in the horse and in the environment, so controlling them is a constant battle...
Parasite control is an important part of every equine health care program. Today, it’s no longer enough just to know what worms are bugging your horse. Now, you need to understand the basics of parasite resistance to ensure your...
The evolution of resistant parasites necessitates a new approach to deworming; one that helps determine the right horses to deworm, the right dewormer to use and the right time of the year for treatment. That is why Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal...
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