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Posted 8/18/2012 3:10:06 PM
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I've heard that you have to use different dewormers for different times of the year. Is this true? If so, what times of the year and what are the proper dewormers for this times?
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Posted 8/18/2012 4:44:34 PM


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You should only worm for what is prevalent in your area. The best way to check what wormer you horse may need is to have the vet do a fecal exam. Without that, you may be treating for worms that your horse/area does not have - in other words wasting money and not properly treating the horse.

This article article talk about how rotating wormers is an outdated concept.

This site explains rotation and you can send for a free chart for rotation.
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Posted 8/18/2012 5:44:20 PM


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I reccomend talking to your vet about the best deworming practice for your area. This is what I did when I was getting so much conflicting information regarding worming. []

If you keep doing the same thing, you'll keep getting the same thing.

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Posted 8/18/2012 8:04:41 PM


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Deworming is another one of those things in the horse world that people can't seem to agree on. I think rotational deworming if done correctly, isn't an outdated concept. And like kew said you want to make sure you are treating the horse properly for the parasites it has in its system, or else you are just wasting your money.
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Posted 9/14/2012 10:35:14 PM


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Actually, rotational deworming is considered outdated by almost all veterinarians as well as the American Association of Equine Practitioners. People are trying to do the right thing by making sure their horses have no intestinal parasites, but we have overused them to the point that we have created resistant strains that our current dewormers can't kill.

Speak with your vet, run fecal egg counts on your horses, and put together a deworming schedule appropriate for your herd. If proper husbandry is maintained, a lot of adult horses really only need to be dewormed a couple times a year (if even that). You do need to consult with a vet first though.


 

 

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