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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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