Readers Turn to Vets for Deworming Information

More than 440 readers of responded to a poll asking, "Where do you get most of your deworming information?"

results of poll on deworming

Results were as follows: 

  • Veterinarian: 42.12% (187)
  • Equine publications: 34.68% (154)
  • Internet: 19.82% (88)
  • Peers: 3.38% (15)
  • TV/radio broadcasts 0.00% (0)

Readers shared where they get their deworming information in the comments below.

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  • feed dealers
  • She recommends testing manure 2X a year and if negative do not worm. I live in the desert.
  • My horses graze in pastures 24/7. Is this really bad ?
  • Eq. publications, vet, internet
  • We get all of ours from our vet.
  • General info from publications, but final decision through discussions with veterinarian.
  • I read a ton about worming both in magazines and on the web but also always ask my vet
  • Already know a lot. Read articles for newest changes in drugs or thoughts.
  • always trust your vet!
  • internet and equine publications 2nd
  • I usually get info before my very busy vet does
  • Veterinarian and equine publications are about the same as internet ,I don't watch TV
  • From U of Florida equine trade show
  • I read the information andthen ask the vet's opinion
  • internet where do you think your vet keeps up with all the new things coming out.
  • My vet's thinking is too old school for me on this topic!
  • Articles in magazines have been very helpful
  • peer reviewed journals, actually
  • I've found the average vet isn't always up on new research
  • from The Horse, of course!
  • also do fecals often
  • then I pass along to vet. No, seriously vet is in 2nd place for info
  • My vet and I always discuss a science-based "strategy" for every horse.
  • University Website
  • Vet and reserach
  • Years ago I studied what was needed & when, for what worms...
  • I also use the Internet and Equine publications.
  • Often from manufacturers
  • I ust as much info from as many places as possible to stay up to date
  • Vets (myself included) have been removed from the picture by direct marketing.
  • i consider all sources and make my own decision for my horse
  • I use more than 1 vet; 2 are up on strategic deworming; others still recommend every 2 months
  • I have a great vet, but he is very reticent and hard to get info out of.

About the Author

Megan Arszman

Megan Arszman received a Bachelor of Science In print journalism and equine science from Murray State University in Murray, Ky., and loves combining her love of horses, photography, and writing. In her “free time,” when she’s not busy working as a horse show secretary or riding her American Quarter Horses on her parents’ Indiana farm, she’s training and competing her Pembroke Welsh Corgi and Swedish Vallhund in dog agility and running.

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