Listed below are 4 strategies for deworming horses depending on their age and stabling environment. If you are concerned your worming protocol is not working or if you have many horses living together, the first step is to consult with Dr. Lee or Dr. Vos at (530) 622-9195 to perform a fecal examination.
1. Adult Horse Paste Deworming 8 week protocol: This schedule is recommended for horses living in the Sierra Foothills and grazing irrigated pasture.
- March-Fenbendazole (Panacur Power Pac)
- May-Ivermectin/Praziquantel Combination (Equimax or Zimectrin Gold)
- July-Pyrantel Pamoate
- November-Pyrantel Pamoate
2. Adult Horse Paste Deworming 12 week Protocol: This schedule is designed for Sierra Foothills horses that have minimal access to grazing.
- April- Fenbendazole (Panacur Power Pac)
- July- Pyrantel Pamoate
3. Foals less than one year of age- 8 week protocol: This schedule focuses on the large Ascarid roundworms that may cause intestinal obstructions in young horses.
- 2 months of age- Pyrantel Pamoate
- 4 months-Ivermectin
- 6 months-Pyrantel Pamoate
- 8 months- Fenbendazole (Panacur Power Pac)
- 10 months-Ivermectin
- 12 months-Pyrantel Pamoate
4. Daily Deworming Protocol: This is the Pfizer Preventicare program, which, if properly registered, may help defray the costs of a colic surgery.
Deworm December and June with Ivermectin/praziquantel combination(Equimax) and keep horse on a daily dewormer, pyrantel pamoate (Strongid 2 x). If you choose this protocol, we recommend enrolling in the Preventicare Program offered by Pfizer.
Note* Before starting the daily deworming program, deworm with Equimax, Quest or a Panacur Power Pac.