(A) NEW HORSE
Do not allow access to grazing until 48 hours after initial
On arrival give double dose Pyrantel
24 hours give 1 dose Moxidectin (Equest) OR 1 dose Equimax.
(B) ALL HORSES
Select one group of wormer as ‘wormer of the year’ from the
Group 1: Pyrantel - use every 6-8 weeks e.g. Strongid P,
Group 1a: Praziquantel - effective only against tapeworms e.g.
Group 2: Benzimidazole - use every 4-6 weeks e.g. Equitac,
Group 3: Ivermectin - use every 8-10 weeks e.g. Panomec, Eqvalan,
Group 3a: Moxidectin - use every 13 weeks e.g. Equest
Use it from March to September following the manufacturer’s
In SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER and/or APRIL (or JULY if the horse is not
allowed any access to pasture from October to April) use a double
dose of STRONGID P against Tapeworms.
In THE WINTER MONTHS use IVERMECTIN/MOXIDECTIN against Bots.
In NOVEMBER and/or FEBRUARY use EQUEST or five days PANACUR
against migrating & encysted small strongyle larvae (Cyathostomes).
Start ‘wormer of the year’ at 4-6 weeks unless scoured at foal
heat, in which case seek veterinary advice.
Repeat worming at recommended interval until 8 months old with
‘wormer of the year’. Worm all horses grazing the same pasture as
the foal at same time.
D) BROOD MARE
Before foaling (Equest) and,
On return from stud - treat as ‘new’ horse
Worm all horses grazing together at the same time.
Worm all horses before moving to clean pasture (use Equest two
weeks before moving).
Picking up all the droppings from the paddock twice weekly will
dramatically reduce the number of infected worm larvae ingested.
HORSES SHOULD BE WORMED ON A REGULAR BASIS, WHATEVER THEIR AGE.
REMEMBER TO KEEP AN ACCURATE RECORD OF WORMING DATES. FOR SPECIAL
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