Poll: Readers Chose Dewormers Wisely

More than 520 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What did you deworm your horse with this spring?"

results of poll on deworming horses

Results were as follows:

  • Zimectrin Gold: 33.33%
  • Other: 28.95%
  • Quest or Quest Plus: 19.81%
  • Panacur POWERPAC: 9.52%
  • Strongid: 8.38%

Readers shared their choice for dewormers in the comments below.

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  • ivermectin
  • ivermectin
  • not needed fecal count was good
  • Zimecterin
  • Generic ivermectrin
  • equimax
  • Had my horse's manure tested and deworming was not needed.
  • Panomec
  • Equimax
  • one horse had a 0 egg count on fecal so didnot get dewormed
  • equimax plus
  • ivermectin
  • FEC was negative, no dewormer
  • Generic Ivermectin...I used Zimecterin Gold last fall.
  • Eqvalan
  • Safeguard power pack
  • Ivermectin has always worked for my horses. Next month will be for tapeworms as well
  • Equimax
  • Zgold is the best! I won't use anything else. My vet recommends it as well
  • Equimax
  • equimax
  • generic ivermectin
  • Equimax
  • Equimax
  • fecal count first then Zimectrin
  • Ivermectin
  • Equimax
  • durvet ivermectin
  • Equi Bits
  • safeguard
  • I follow the worming rotation recommendations of our vet.
  • Ivermectin and Pyrantal Palmatate two months apart
  • Equimax---best wormer EVER!!
  • fenbendazole
  • ivermectin
  • Used Panacur in April and Ivermectin in June.
  • Anthelcide in Feb, Ivermectin in April and Pyrantel in June
  • Eqvalan Gold
  • Equimax
  • Ivermectin
  • PP
  • ivermectin
  • I deworm every 12 weeks and use a different ingredient each time, have fat healthy boys!!!
  • Fecal egg count was 0 eggs per gram so did not deworm
  • I didn't - fecal count was negative!
  • gneric ivermectin
  • ivermectin
  • Ivermectin
  • Equimax
  • Equimax
  • generic zimectrin
  • Equimax
  • Safegard used as powerpac
  • Generic ivermectin paste 1.87%
  • Generic brand Zimectrin
  • ivermectin, (generic), for all 4 geldings
  • generic ivermectin
  • equimax
  • Ivermectin
  • sericea lespedeza powder
  • fecal tests all negative on 3 horses, zimectrin gold in the spring and equimax in the fall.
  • March-Safeguard/May-Ivermectin
  • I had a FEC done and my horse is a non shedder, so I worm in the spring and fall.
  • SafeGuard Power Pack for our drafts
  • My horses are on a daily wormer and get Zimectrin Gold twice a year.
  • Ivermectin
  • Ivermectin (and the brand is spelled Zimecterin by the way, not Zimectrin
  • Double strongid
  • pyrantel pamoate
  • generic ivermectin
  • generic ivermectrin
  • Zimectrin
  • Diatemaceous Earth fed 2x a day
  • Equimax
  • Did fecals, found worming not necessary!
  • zimectrin
  • I rotate wormers, and wormed for bots with iver in the fall.
  • anticed
  • Equimectrin
  • pyrantel
  • Equimax
  • Equimax
  • Equimax
  • Equimax
  • ivermectine
  • clean as a tissle and easy on the gut
  • Depending on fecal count Early Spring is Equimax or Exodus; Late Spring is Safeguard
  • GENERIC IVERMECTIN
  • march-ivermectin, may- anthelcide eq
  • dewormed 1 w/Zimectrin Godl & 3 w/Ivermectrin
  • ivermectin
  • Safeguard was recommended by my veterinarian
  • generic ivermectin
  • panacur powerpac followed by Quest
  • Equimax
  • Equimax paste, which was made to go along with Strongid-C daily wormer which we feed at our barn.
  • stable on 6-wk rotation for worming; Panacur PwrPac in December
  • did fecal exam- worming was not necessary, so wasn't done
  • generic Zimectrin on sale
  • I do fecal testing first
  • Anthelcide. But I rotate with other wormers throughout the year.
  • Ivermectin
  • Ivermectin (Durvet) & once in February, Strongid
  • I did not worm. fecal exams showed no parasites. My vet advised wait until next fecal.
  • Equimax
  • Didn't use a wormer; fecal test did not detect any
  • anthelcide
  • ivermecton
  • Ivermectin Liquid
  • generic Ivermectin
  • Ivermectin
  • Equimectrin
  • in April
  • ivermectin adminstered by my vet
  • my horse has been on Strongid C her whole life-feed through worming monthly
  • Fenbenzadole
  • Ivermectin generic-my horses do not do well with praziquantal or moxidectin
  • Eqvalan
  • Diatamaceous earth its the only non toxic proven dewormer on the earth, from larvae
  • Ivermectin, but rotate every 90 days
  • Tube worm with the vet
  • Also used Panacur earlier. Can't find Quest Plus here this year!
  • Ivermectin
  • Equimax
  • ivermectin
  • ivermectin
  • Safe-Gard
  • EQUIMAX
  • didn't deworm
  • Ivermectin
  • ivermectin
  • Equimax (ivermectin/praziquantel)
  • Eqvalan
  • No deworming; I had negative fecals.
  • EQUIMAX
  • Safe-Guard Power-Dose
  • equimax
  • vet friend says quest in spring, ivermectin gold in fall and plailn old ivermectin other times
  • zimectrin
  • Equimax
  • generic ivermectin and prazaquantel
  • Generic ivermectin
  • Equimax
  • Generic 1.87% ivermectin
  • Ivermectin
  • Equimax
  • IVERMECTIN
  • Eqvalan
  • do fecal counts & worm as needed
  • Rotate every 60 days with Ivermectin, Pyrantal Pamoate and Fenbendazole or Oxibendazole based wormer
  • Equimax
  • good one
  • Equimax
  • Ivermectin 1.87%
  • Quest and Equimax (spread two months apart)

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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