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Bye, Bye Wormie

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How often do you deworm your adult horses?

Two times a year
9%
131
Four times per year
32%
450
Six times per year
38%
534
As directed by my veterinarian
4%
63
Depends on fecal egg count test results
6%
88
Other (explain below)
10%
143

Total votes cast: 1409

Comments & Write-in Answers

eight or more times a year

8/10/2009 10:09:21 PM

our barn deworms every six to eight weeks, rotating dewormers.

8/10/2009 7:37:42 PM

as needed depending on season, exposure and need

8/10/2009 5:52:38 PM

every 7 weeks

8/10/2009 5:25:19 PM

I also check fecal egg counts between wormings.

8/10/2009 3:49:13 PM

They live in general pasture with unworned horses - I worm 5 - 6 weeks.

8/10/2009 3:12:42 PM

Starting almost a yr ago, I started worming per the fecal count

8/10/2009 2:49:40 PM

We board at a show barn so we have to worm every other month

8/10/2009 1:36:57 PM

daily, then 4 times a year for one horse, every 6 wks, rotating for other 2.

8/10/2009 12:00:46 PM

never

8/10/2009 11:12:19 AM

every 6 weeks

8/10/2009 9:05:49 AM

paste twice a year plus daily wormer strongid c2x

8/9/2009 10:53:13 PM

Every other month w/fecal sample to vet in off months.

8/9/2009 9:19:43 PM

every other month

8/9/2009 6:01:46 PM

horse is also on a daily wormer.

8/9/2009 3:33:05 PM

every six weeks

8/9/2009 3:55:23 AM

rotational deworming

8/9/2009 12:12:53 AM

6 times a year.. ALWAYS! I don't care what their egg count is..

8/8/2009 9:23:30 PM

Daily

8/8/2009 7:36:02 PM

Strongid C Daily Wormer

8/8/2009 6:54:29 PM

monthly with different rotation of wormers

8/8/2009 5:01:55 PM

I have always picked up all manure, including in the pastures.

8/8/2009 12:06:15 PM

daily wormer w/ zimecterin gold 3 - 4 x's a yr

8/7/2009 11:32:52 PM

every change of season

8/7/2009 9:50:26 PM

daily

8/7/2009 8:44:34 PM

I use equimax in the spring to get tapes and ivermectin the rest of the time

8/7/2009 6:07:44 PM

daily feed through & 2 pastes a year also

8/7/2009 3:31:37 PM

its the best -success yes

8/7/2009 11:21:27 AM

Daily feed-in Strongid wormer + twice yearly Equimax - as recommeneded by my vet

8/7/2009 11:03:47 AM

every 8 weeks

8/7/2009 7:34:24 AM

Using various wormers

8/7/2009 6:54:22 AM

With each hoof trim/shoe

8/7/2009 3:14:44 AM

once a month if not on a daily wormer

8/6/2009 11:15:01 PM

daily wormer

8/6/2009 6:33:37 PM

On daily wormer and purged twice a year by Veterinarin

8/6/2009 6:27:50 PM

6-8 weekly changing base analminthic each 3rd go round.

8/6/2009 5:34:43 PM

I live in the desert southwest and only need to worm 2 xs a year.

8/6/2009 4:34:53 PM

overuse of products is not worth the risk..I also do FECs

8/6/2009 4:13:34 PM

every 45 days

8/6/2009 3:32:06 PM

De-wormers rotated every application

8/6/2009 3:22:14 PM

Monthly

8/6/2009 2:44:37 PM

I do fecal egg counts once per month, my horses are healthier.

8/6/2009 2:38:36 PM

I follow the seasonal rotation recommended by my vet.

8/6/2009 2:22:52 PM

rotate classes, include Praziquantel and a "Power Pack"

8/6/2009 1:54:08 PM

Closed herd

8/6/2009 1:21:06 PM

daily with strongid c, and every 6 mos with ivermectin/praz.

8/6/2009 11:17:53 AM

continuous wormer plus two paste dosages for tapeworms

8/6/2009 10:34:54 AM

fecal based, all the way

8/6/2009 10:06:40 AM

monthly

8/6/2009 9:52:34 AM

5-6 times a year and I rotate wormers

8/6/2009 9:32:27 AM

Daily wormer

8/6/2009 7:58:03 AM

I use the Strongid chart

8/6/2009 1:51:32 AM

more if vet finds worms in fecal testing

8/5/2009 9:38:29 PM

Once a month. We're in a pasture with 30 other mares.

8/5/2009 7:45:11 PM

6 times per year except for horses over the age 20 then depends on fecal egg test

8/5/2009 7:19:32 PM

never--mine don't need it

8/5/2009 7:14:41 PM

8 times a year

8/5/2009 5:56:32 PM

6 weeks with hoof trim

8/5/2009 5:18:45 PM

we deworm twice a year with tape combo and daily worming pellets

8/5/2009 5:06:23 PM

Depends on where the horse resides (state) and whether it's been previously wormed .

8/5/2009 4:51:40 PM

I use a daily wormer and 4 times a year with paste

8/5/2009 4:39:07 PM

I feed daily wormers.

8/5/2009 4:30:43 PM

Every Month

8/5/2009 4:07:38 PM

I haven't wormed in 8+yrs based on egg count. Always zero.

8/5/2009 3:46:13 PM

when I shoe

8/5/2009 3:32:12 PM

2-mo. rotations includes Praziquantel in Oct. and Moxidectin in Dec. and Feb.

8/5/2009 3:22:10 PM

Every 6 - 8 weeks although exactly when varies

8/5/2009 3:12:24 PM

2 x but just order the test kits

8/5/2009 3:10:59 PM

every 4 months

8/5/2009 2:37:18 PM

Quest+{every 3 months}&Eqvalan{every 2 months}on a rotational basis

8/5/2009 2:08:19 PM

every 8 or 9 weeks

8/5/2009 2:06:12 PM

Once a year (winter) w/a combo product; any more based on FEC

8/5/2009 2:03:25 PM

once a mo. due to small farm

8/5/2009 1:46:04 PM

Daily, plus rotation of 6x per year

8/5/2009 12:51:11 PM

Use daily dewormer and paste twice a year.

8/5/2009 12:31:59 PM

daily dewormer & Equimax every six months

8/5/2009 11:58:39 AM

young horses daily wormer till 2 yrs. then every 6 wks.

8/5/2009 11:47:26 AM

Daily and quarterly with other meds

8/5/2009 11:36:09 AM

Sticking to our usual routine because it has always worked.

8/5/2009 11:05:26 AM

Two to Four times, depending on fecal eggs

8/5/2009 10:53:09 AM

every 6 weeks

8/5/2009 10:15:55 AM

every 6 weeks

8/5/2009 10:05:08 AM

daily wormer

8/5/2009 10:01:18 AM

daily wormer and ivermectin twice a year

8/5/2009 9:20:58 AM

I use daily wormer on my weanlings

8/5/2009 7:24:39 AM

Daily dewormer & ivermectin/tapeworm control 2x/year

8/5/2009 7:16:47 AM

4 times with ivermectin and twice with strongid

8/5/2009 7:11:05 AM

Timing between worming depends on the product I'm using - some are 3 month intervals

8/5/2009 7:05:04 AM

Daily (Strongid 2X) plus 2 times with paste

8/5/2009 6:56:18 AM

daily wormer

8/5/2009 6:06:55 AM

every 6 weeks

8/5/2009 2:43:40 AM

6 times a yer, rotating. Fecal counts are not accurate enough to go by for consistency.

8/5/2009 1:40:07 AM

Use herbal that makes body inhospitable to parasites, add to feed daily

8/5/2009 1:24:10 AM

plus daily deworming

8/5/2009 1:21:06 AM

daily dewormer

8/5/2009 1:19:36 AM

3 times a year /per vet

8/5/2009 12:49:55 AM

Bimonthly with rotation

8/5/2009 12:29:39 AM

daily dewormer plus ivermectin 2X a year

8/5/2009 12:10:53 AM

4-6 times per year depending on variety of issues

8/4/2009 11:44:21 PM

ivermectin q3months + strongid 1x/yr

8/4/2009 10:44:28 PM

my 30 yr old gets dewormer every 4 weeks

8/4/2009 10:35:06 PM

Daily dewormer, then paste every 6 months as directed.

8/4/2009 10:31:58 PM

Our vet advises once a year in this area (high desert New Mexico).

8/4/2009 10:31:14 PM

once a year and then on daily dewormer

8/4/2009 10:17:10 PM

Every 8 wks rotating class of dewormers; 2 x year w/praziquantel

8/4/2009 10:15:46 PM

I use a daily wormer as well as paste 2x year by my vet

8/4/2009 10:14:53 PM

I live in WY where we don't have much humidity so horses up her can get by with twice a year.

8/4/2009 9:55:36 PM

Vet approved worming schedule

8/4/2009 9:52:13 PM

I use a daily wormer plus paste 2 times a year

8/4/2009 9:48:38 PM

strongid c2x daily dewormer

8/4/2009 9:48:09 PM

I worm every 8 weeks as recomended by the vets my clydie every 10 weeks.

8/4/2009 9:33:08 PM

I use Equimax for bots and tapeworms twice a year. Otherwise, I do fecal checks; usually clean.

8/4/2009 9:27:10 PM

we get hard winters so we dont need to worm after frost

8/4/2009 9:23:45 PM

daily wormer + 2x/yr ivermectrin - per vet

8/4/2009 9:12:50 PM

every 6 to 8 weeks

8/4/2009 8:56:32 PM

daily dewormer & ivercare as vet recommends.

8/4/2009 8:55:53 PM

Use Strongid-C plus paste twice a year

8/4/2009 8:39:57 PM

monthly

8/4/2009 8:36:20 PM

3 times a year

8/4/2009 8:33:25 PM

larvicidal anthelminic plus 2x a yr

8/4/2009 8:29:19 PM

2x per year in addition to daily wormer.

8/4/2009 8:21:19 PM

I deworm my horse herbally. Just thought you might wanna know :)

8/4/2009 8:19:07 PM

I use a daily wormer because my horses will not take the paste willingly

8/4/2009 8:16:11 PM

Adding a five day panacur purge in the spring significantly changed two horses with health issues.

8/4/2009 8:14:22 PM

Daily wormer

8/4/2009 8:09:38 PM

Will go to 4x/yr next yr since horses don't leave farm

8/4/2009 7:57:18 PM

every 8 weeks..

8/4/2009 7:55:12 PM

by my veternarian

8/4/2009 7:31:38 PM

Every 6 wks for most

8/4/2009 7:29:55 PM

I have two horses on 4+ fenced acres. Only one leaves the premises for trail rides.

8/4/2009 7:25:41 PM

Ivermectin every 3 months, plus Strongid once per year

8/4/2009 7:25:38 PM

horses are fed in feeders, corrals are picked.

8/4/2009 7:15:33 PM

they get strongid c2x & paste wormer rotated 4 x year

8/4/2009 7:12:54 PM

every 5 weeks

8/4/2009 7:11:56 PM

standard rotation

8/4/2009 7:07:48 PM

Daily wormer/Strongid 2X and twice a year Ivermectin administered by my vet.

8/4/2009 7:05:50 PM

I use a feed through daily wormer

8/4/2009 6:58:13 PM

And i rotate!

8/4/2009 6:34:25 PM

Five times per year

8/4/2009 6:32:32 PM

6x for foals, 4x for pasture horses, 2x for individually housed horses (manure picked daily)

8/4/2009 6:27:39 PM

I used to do it every 8 wks but my vet said to do it less often.

8/4/2009 6:19:00 PM

Daily wormer and 2x with Zimectrin Gold. Vet recomends this here in CA

8/4/2009 6:17:49 PM

every 6 weeks

8/4/2009 6:08:20 PM

daily dewormer plus paste two times a year

8/4/2009 6:07:56 PM

monthly, rotating wormers

8/4/2009 6:06:54 PM

spring and fall unless their condition signifies additional need, pregnant or old more frequently

8/4/2009 6:06:48 PM

Daily pellets + paste 2 X yearly for tapeworms

8/4/2009 5:59:40 PM

daily wormer + 2x a year with equimax

8/4/2009 5:52:20 PM

Daily Strongid

8/4/2009 5:47:42 PM

1st of every month,or every 60 days depending on health of horse

8/4/2009 5:31:08 PM

3 times, alternating types of wormer

8/4/2009 5:19:15 PM

Every 6 weeks after the farrier has finished

8/4/2009 5:14:04 PM

every 6 weeks

8/4/2009 5:11:01 PM

every time i have him shod. this helps me make sure he is wormed regularly

8/4/2009 5:09:49 PM

We worm our horses every time we trim their feet. Which is every 6 to 8 weeks, depending on the hor

8/4/2009 5:06:44 PM

every 4 weeks fall and spring, every 8 weeks summer and winter

8/4/2009 5:05:50 PM

I use a daily wormer and the mules are looking great!

8/4/2009 5:05:35 PM

Strongid 2CX daily and Eqimax twice a year for tapeworms and bots

8/4/2009 5:05:06 PM

Rotational with 3 different types wormers

8/4/2009 5:02:29 PM

rotating products

8/4/2009 5:00:22 PM

use daily wormer and paste twice a year

8/4/2009 4:59:38 PM

Strongid C 2X -daily

8/4/2009 4:56:34 PM

Daily de-wormer and twice yearly paste wormer

8/4/2009 4:47:23 PM

plus use daily wormer

8/4/2009 4:46:19 PM

every six weeks

8/4/2009 4:45:20 PM

Either monthly or quartely in comination with a daily feed top dress dewormer

8/4/2009 4:44:31 PM

Since I do fecals on my alpacas I test my horses too.

8/4/2009 4:43:55 PM

Daily Strongid C2X and twice a year Equimax

8/4/2009 4:28:49 PM

ever 4 weeks summer every 6 to 8 in winter

8/4/2009 4:27:18 PM

Every time my farrier comes by, I worm. Every 6-8 weeks.

8/4/2009 4:23:29 PM

Due to the economy, I have cut back to deworming evry 10 weeks or 5 times a year

8/4/2009 4:21:42 PM

rotating wormers

8/4/2009 4:17:43 PM

I use Silver Lining Herbal wormer

8/4/2009 4:15:07 PM

normal adults 4-5 times a year. Horses susceptible to habronemiasis, 6-8 times

8/4/2009 4:14:27 PM

more frequently in the summer (based on FEC) and less in the winter

8/4/2009 4:13:30 PM

I'm very lax on fecal counts though

8/4/2009 4:12:34 PM

daily wormer with paste 2 x per year

8/4/2009 4:12:21 PM

Strongid C daily, ivemectin 2x per yr

8/4/2009 4:12:15 PM

Every-other-month fecal ova count performed and my horse is dewormed (or not) according to findings.

8/4/2009 4:11:04 PM

I worm monthly

8/4/2009 4:10:19 PM

6 to 8 times a year, depending on conditions, egg counts

8/4/2009 4:09:34 PM

With a rotational worming program

8/4/2009 4:03:41 PM

Stable requires monthly

8/4/2009 3:58:38 PM

3 times a year / more if sign of pin worms

8/4/2009 3:58:15 PM

Monthly

8/4/2009 3:54:57 PM

Daily Strongid C2X and Equimax

8/4/2009 3:52:45 PM

every 6- 8 weeks and double back at two weeks twice a year

8/4/2009 3:51:17 PM

three times a year--with the change in the seasons

8/4/2009 3:47:22 PM

12 times, many horses off and on property at different times so want to be careful

8/4/2009 3:46:58 PM

I use Strongid 2X daily and Paste by my vet twice a year

8/4/2009 3:46:28 PM

Trying to target deworm too...

8/4/2009 3:43:48 PM

Don't worm during hot summer, as heat dries out manure and eggs are killed.

8/4/2009 3:42:05 PM

In FL every 6 weeks

8/4/2009 3:40:27 PM

most of my horses are on daily dewormer 9-10 months of the year, with bimonthly deworming for others

8/4/2009 3:39:50 PM

Every 6 weeks spring/summer/fall

8/4/2009 3:39:47 PM

every 6 weeks

8/4/2009 3:38:26 PM

every month

8/4/2009 3:37:39 PM

two times a year with paste wormer and once a year tube worm

8/4/2009 3:35:10 PM

12 x per year- once a month

8/4/2009 3:32:38 PM

on daily dewormer plus pasted 3 to 4 times per year as per my vet's directions

8/4/2009 3:32:32 PM

every six weeks, per my vet.

8/4/2009 3:31:06 PM

more if needed

8/4/2009 3:25:07 PM

we use daily dewormer

8/4/2009 3:23:25 PM

Three times a year

8/4/2009 3:21:55 PM

Daily and periodic rotational paste use

8/4/2009 3:18:37 PM

Daily with Strongid

8/4/2009 3:13:23 PM

Daily dewormer + 2x year purge worm

8/4/2009 3:09:43 PM

daily wormer plus paste twice a year

8/4/2009 3:06:15 PM

Alternate Safeguard and Strongle every three months with a two week followup of an ivermectin combo

8/4/2009 3:05:05 PM

daily

8/4/2009 3:04:52 PM

Daily wormer in feed

8/4/2009 3:04:41 PM

8 times/year

8/4/2009 3:03:57 PM

use rotational deworming 6 times annually

8/4/2009 3:03:48 PM

We are in AZ, sun is very effective, new horses are dewormed in quarrentine, deworm 2x/yr

8/4/2009 3:02:41 PM

they are on daily wormer, Strongid C2X and are wormed with Ivermectin in January and June.

8/4/2009 3:00:12 PM

At least 6X some time more.

8/4/2009 2:59:58 PM

I worm every 2 months and have the vet worm 1 a year

8/4/2009 2:57:38 PM

i use a daily wormer & my vet woms twice a year when shots are given

8/4/2009 2:57:19 PM

Young horses, specially foal, get dewormed even more times than 6.

8/4/2009 2:55:08 PM

The barn does it automatically, every 2 months

8/4/2009 2:52:51 PM

every 6 weeks

8/4/2009 2:50:52 PM

daily dewormer plus 2x yearly with ivermectin/prazaquantel

8/4/2009 2:48:26 PM

usually every 3 months...i try to go every 2, but i forget.

8/4/2009 2:41:47 PM

They are on daily wormer

8/4/2009 2:41:08 PM

EVERY SIX WEEKS I WORM USING IVEMECTRIN EVERY OTHER TIME AND SWITCH BETWEEN THE OTHERS

8/4/2009 2:38:15 PM

use Quest Plus spring & fall

8/4/2009 2:37:20 PM

Depends on fecal count, usually 2-3x early spring, summer & after 1st frost

8/4/2009 1:53:02 PM

I board so every 6-8 weeks.

8/4/2009 1:37:22 PM

switching dewomers every other time to get all types of worms and larva

8/4/2009 12:23:49 PM

daily continuex 2x year paste

8/4/2009 12:15:03 PM

Daily

8/4/2009 10:57:36 AM

3 to 4 times a year depending on fecal count done every other month.

8/4/2009 10:08:34 AM

every 6 weeks

8/4/2009 9:04:52 AM