Equine Deworming Guide

Equine Deworming Guide

Conventional deworming practices expected us to deworm our horses every 6-8 weeks with a variety of drugs. Research is evolving and parasitologists tell us that unless changes are made to current deworming practices, widespread resistance to all deworming products is inevitable – we must change the way we manage parasites. Test First!

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Unique research into equine parasitology  from the University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Horses should be tested and treated if EPG is over 275. It is healthy for horses to have 250 or fewer EPG (Eggs Per Gram).

Don’t blindly rotate between dewormers. Be sure your treatments work by conducting FECRT’s.

Only treat horses during the grazing season: deworm well in advance of the first frost as freezing temperatures signal the end of grazing season.