There are two methods used for deworming horses. The first method is to administer paste dewormers every 8-12 weeks. The second method is to keep the horse on a daily dewormer and paste deworm twice a year.
Protocol #1 Pulse Rotation
We recommend that you rotate dewormers throughout the year using the following rotation:
Equell (Ivermectin): Safe for use in pregnant mares and foals >2mos of age. Use after fall freeze to kill bots.
Strongid (pyrantel pamoate): Safe for use in pregnant mares and foals >2mos of age.
Panacur (fenbendazole): Safe for use in pregnant mares and safe for newborn foals.
Equimax (ivermectin/praziquantal): Safe for use in pregnant mares and foals >2mos.
We recommend deworming horses at the following time intervals:
Foals: Begin deworming program at 2 months of age, then repeat every 2 months until 2 years old.
Adult pleasures horses: Deworm every 3 months.
Pregnant mares/Traveling horses: Deworm every 2 months.
Protocol #2 Daily Deworming
We support the use of Pfizer's PreventiCare Program. Please use the following link to find out more information on the PreventiCare Program.
Note* Before starting the continuous deworming program, deworm with Equimax, Quest or a Panacur Power Pac.