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Worming

Endoparasites, mainly worms, continue to be a major problem to the horse industry.  Despite recent developments in the deworming worm related problems are a major problem in Lanarkshire. 

We have written the following information on worms and deworming based on the current thinking.  The protocols attached may change in the future as our knowledge increases and further deworming agents become available. 

We are always available to discuss worm related problems and provide a selection of dewormers at very competitive prices.  If you wish any further information or help please ring the clinic.

Click on any of these links to view the relevant information:

Worming Control Guide

Deworming notes (these should be read to accompany the protocols below)

Deworming protocols for horses (all ages)

Deworming for adult horses

Deworming for youngsters

Deworming for older horses

 

Deworming protocols for horses (all ages)

  FOALS YEARLINGS AND
2-YEAR-OLDS
ADULTS
YEAR 1

ADULTS
YEAR 2

ADULTS
>15 YEARS
YEAR 1
ADULTS
>15 YEARS
YEAR 2
Jan            
Feb   5-day course of fenbendazole (Panacur Guard), followed by ivermectin on day 6 Moxidectin + pyrantel for tapeworm eg Pramox Ivermectin + pyrantel eg Eqvalan + Strongid P 5-day course of Panacur Guard + Equest on day 6  
Mar           5-d Panacur Guard + Ivermectin on day 6
Apr   Ivermectin, 10 weeks after previous dose   Ivermectin, 10 weeks after previous    
May           Ivermectin 10 weeks after previous
Jun 1st deworming at 3 months, praziquantel (eg Equitape/Equimax) OR pyrantel (eg Strongid) Ivermectin, 10 weeks after previous dose Moxidectin, 14 weeks after previous dose Ivermectin, 10 weeks after previous Equest, 14 weeks after previous, then Equitape  
Jul 2nd deworming at 4 months: praziquantel (eg Equitape/Equimax) OR pyrantel (e.g. Strongid)          
Aug 3rd deworming at 5 months: praziquantel (eg Equitape/Equimax OR pyrantel (eg Strongid) Ivermectin, 10 weeks after previous dose   Ivermectin, 10 weeks after previous   Ivermectin 10 weeks after previous
Sep Start of adult deworming protocol at 6 months of age eg. Ivermectin at 10-week intervals   Moxidectin + pyrantel for tapeworm eg Pramox   5-d Panacur Guard + Equest on day 6  
Oct   5-day course of fenbendazole (Panacur Guard), followed by ivermectin on day 6   Ivermectin + pyrantel eg Eqvalan the Strongid P   5-d Panacur Guard then ivermectin on day 6
Nov Ivermectin dose repeated 10 weeks after previous dose          
Dec     Moxidectin 14 weeks after previous dose   Equest 14 weeks after previous, then Equitape Ivermectin 10 weeks after previous, then tapeworm treatment

Deworming for adult horses

  ADULTS YEAR 1 ADULTS YEAR 2
Jan    
Feb Moxidectin + pyrantel for tapeworm eg Pramox Ivermectin + pyrantel eg Eqvalan + Strongid P
Mar    
Apr   Ivermectin, 10 weeks after previous
May    
Jun Moxidectin, 14 weeks after previous dose Ivermectin, 10 weeks after previous
Jul    
Aug   Ivermectin, 10 weeks after previous
Sep Moxidectin + pyrantel for tapeworm eg Pramox  
Oct   Ivermectin + pyrantel eg Eqvalan the Strongid P
Nov    
Dec Moxidectin 14 weeks after previous dose  

Deworming for youngsters

  FOALS YEARLINGS & 2 YEAR OLDS
Jan    
Feb   5-day course of fenbendazole (Panacur Guard), followed by ivermectin on day 6
Mar    
Apr   Ivermectin, 10 weeks after previous dose
May    
Jun 1st deworming at 3 months, praziquantel (eg Equitape/Equimax) OR pyrantel (eg Strongid) Ivermectin, 10 weeks after previous dose
Jul 2nd deworming at 4 months: praziquantel (eg Equitape/Equimax) OR pyrantel (e.g. Strongid)  
Aug 3rd deworming at 5 months: praziquantel (eg Equitape/Equimax OR pyrantel (eg Strongid) Ivermectin, 10 weeks after previous dose
Sep Start of adult deworming protocol at 6 months of age eg. Ivermectin at 10-week intervals  
Oct   5-day course of fenbendazole (Panacur Guard), followed by ivermectin on day 6
Nov Ivermectin dose repeated 10 weeks after previous dose  
Dec    

Deworming for OLDER HORSES

  ADULTS >15 YEARS YEAR 1 ADULTS >15 YEARS YEAR 2
Jan    
Feb 5-day Panacur Guard + Equest on day 6  
Mar   5-d Panacur Guard + Ivermectin on day 6
Apr    
May   Ivermectin 10 weeks after previous
Jun Equest, 14 weeks after previous, then Equitape  
Jul    
Aug   Ivermectin 10 weeks after previous
Sep 5-day Panacur Guard + Equest on day 6  
Oct   5-day Panacur Guard then ivermectin on day 6
Nov    
Dec Equest 14 weeks after previous, then Equitape Ivermectin 10 weeks after previous, then tapeworm treatment

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