Deworming is critically important in the health care program of all horses. Horses should be dewormed a minimum of four times per year or quarterly. There are different deworming medications on the market and an optimal program will take advantage of these different medications by using an alternating schedule. The following would be a good rotation schedule for most horses in good health and condition.
- Spring: Quest* Plus Paste
- Summer: Ivermectin* Based Product
- Fall: Quest*
- Winter: Strongid Or Safe-Guard
*Note: Foals less than one year of age and thin senior horses have specific issues that need to be addressed when planning your yearly deworming program. We strongly suggest that you discuss these matters with your veterinarian. The products that are on the market today are generally quite safe; however some patients require additional caution.