Crescent Veterinary Hospital

14378 Dover Crescent Road
Crescent, OK 73028

(405)314-4252

www.crescentveterinaryhospital.net

 

Deworming Recommendations


 

Girl with horseThere are two methods used for deworming horses. The first method is to administer paste dewormers  every 6-8 weeks. The second method is to keep the horse on a daily dewormer and paste deworm twice a year.

 

Paste Deworming Protocol:

This schedule is recommended for the Northeastern United States for horses not on a continuous deworming program.( i.e. daily Strongid C 2X):

  • January-Ivermectin/praziquantel combination (Equimax)
  • March-Oxibendazole (Anthelcide)
  • May-Moxidectin (Quest) ( Use in horses only. We do not recommend using in miniature horses or ponies.)
  • May-Ivermectin (Equell) for miniature horses and ponies
  • July-Double dose Pyrantel Pamoate (Strongid)
  • September-Ivermectin/Praziquantel combination (Equimax)
  • November-Double dose Fenbendazole (Panacur) This can be repeated for 4 more days if horse is showing signs of small strongyle infestation (poor coat, chronic colic, diarrhea, unthrifty)

**Remember to read the active ingredient. For example fenbendazole is the active ingredient in Panacur and Safeguard.