Tips on Deworming Your Horse

Many people have different opinions when it comes to deworming horses, and surprisingly, there are a lot of “myths” surrounding deworming practices.

Although it is important to get your horse dewormed, it’s even more important to understand the concept and remain well educated on it.

Let Go of the Strict Schedule

Many people believe that horses need to be dewormed on a regular basis. However, you should deworm your horse based on a variety of factors, including the region you live in, the age of your horse, the climate where you live, and many other factors. Parasite protection is personal, and deworming your horse regularly is likely not the best method for your individual horse. For example, if you live in a colder region, you might be able to avoid giving a deworming treatment during winter when parasites are less likely.

Horses Will Not Be Parasite Free

Many people believe that deworming your horse will totally eliminate parasites. In reality, it will just control them. Deworming your horses will keep them healthy and prevent parasites, but it will not totally rid them of parasites. Deworming is intended to keep horses healthy and protected from parasites; if it is, it’s working correctly.

Home Horses Should Be Dewormed

Many people believe that if a horse remains on the same property and doesn’t travel off, it doesn’t need to get dewormed. However, all horses should be dewormed whether they travel frequently or not. Many horses often get re-infected with parasites through their own intestinal parasites.  You should still do what you can to prevent parasites even if your horse rarely ventures out.

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