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|Internal Parasite Control
Due to the fact that most Horses in Alaska are penned in a small area, parasite infestations are quite common. In short, the pen becomes contaminated with parasite eggs and larvae - the horse will eventually nibble a tidbit that is contaminated. The following is my recommendation as a deworming schedule. If you prefer, a fecal float analysis can be completed that will help determine the parasite status of your horse.
1) Deworm every 6-8 weeks using an oral equine paste. Rotate the type of deworming drug. The following is a list of deworming drugs followed by trade names:
Ivermectin - numerous trade names such as: Ivercide, Ivermax, Equimax
Pyrantel Pamoate - Strongid Paste (Pfizer Animal Health)
Fenbendazole - Panacur Paste (Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health)
2) Always follow label directions
3) Continue this regime throughout the winter.
4) Once a year use a combination product for tapeworms - drug name for tapeworms is Praziquantel
For additional information follow this link to: Internal Parasites: Strategies for Effective Parasite Control, AAEP Information Article
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