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Worm Free Youth

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How often do you deworm your young horses?

Twice per year
7%
32
Four times per year
22%
101
Six times per year
33%
153
As directed by my veterinarian
15%
72
Depends on fecal egg count test results
6%
29
Other (explain below)
17%
79

Total votes cast: 466

Comments & Write-in Answers

don't have young horses

8/17/2009 7:10:54 PM

Daily dewormer by Pfizer

8/17/2009 5:50:00 PM

8-9 times per year

8/17/2009 3:57:20 PM

it varies depending on the efficacy period of the wormers being used in that year.

8/17/2009 7:10:04 AM

Rotating dewormer type every 8 weeks

8/16/2009 3:35:32 PM

depends on the growth rate of the worms in the horse. some worms dont develope until certain ages.

8/16/2009 9:54:59 AM

only as needed

8/16/2009 7:24:15 AM

once a month for the first year

8/15/2009 7:46:22 PM

the farm takes care of it

8/15/2009 12:28:30 PM

more than 6 times

8/15/2009 7:02:14 AM

once per month until 12 moths of age, then every 8 weeks.

8/15/2009 6:55:29 AM

depends on chemical used

8/14/2009 5:31:56 PM

Blood Tests

8/14/2009 1:39:14 PM

daily wormer with ivermectin or Quest twice a year

8/14/2009 9:54:47 AM

every 6 weeks

8/13/2009 11:09:27 PM

try to wean horses under 18 months of age once a month

8/13/2009 9:25:42 PM

every 30 days

8/13/2009 8:42:33 PM

When we had young horses, we wormed 4X/yr. But we always had them in claen stalls, and daily cleaned

8/13/2009 8:15:04 PM

depends on manure test

8/13/2009 5:02:02 PM

we have a boarding barn with alot of show horses in and out

8/13/2009 4:20:29 PM

We use a daily wormer, purge worming twice a year

8/13/2009 4:06:37 PM

Depends on his age. It was monthly but now bi-monthly

8/13/2009 3:59:03 PM

same as my other horses

8/13/2009 3:18:05 PM

No young horses at this time - average age of my herd is 15 yrs.

8/13/2009 12:32:54 PM

We deworm young horses monthly until two years old

8/13/2009 10:23:54 AM

Developing young horses need deworming as much as adult horses.

8/13/2009 10:01:11 AM

once a month while very young

8/13/2009 9:47:47 AM

Once a month until they're eating on their own and can eat daily dewormer

8/13/2009 1:21:04 AM

monthly

8/12/2009 10:34:29 PM

once a month starting at 2 months to 1 year. as told by my vet.

8/12/2009 10:22:59 PM

monthly double-dose with ivermectin

8/12/2009 10:00:37 PM

every 30 days

8/12/2009 9:38:43 PM

Younger horses are done more than usual rate.

8/12/2009 8:51:11 PM

My youngest is 9

8/12/2009 5:50:06 PM

Use a daily wormer and then I purge worm 2 times per year.

8/12/2009 5:36:17 PM

We use the every third month cycle. It seems to works for our horses.

8/12/2009 4:02:07 PM

in addition with Strongid C2X daily

8/12/2009 2:43:33 PM

Use a daily wormer

8/12/2009 2:06:44 PM

once a month

8/12/2009 12:55:08 PM

once month first 3months

8/12/2009 12:21:17 PM

daily owrmers up resistance

8/12/2009 11:43:39 AM

with daily dewormer

8/12/2009 10:58:55 AM

Plus use Continuex 2X daily feed through

8/12/2009 10:36:08 AM

They get wormed like every normal horse. Every month, rather be safe than sorry

8/12/2009 10:03:11 AM

I rotate dewormers, but who has the funds to test fecal egg counts on their multi-horse farms?

8/12/2009 9:53:13 AM

1 per week for first 3 months then once a month until they are 2 years old. Then follow labeling

8/12/2009 8:54:17 AM

monthly until age 1 and then every other month after that

8/12/2009 8:17:45 AM

foals-monthly from 1 month on, yrg up 6x/yr

8/12/2009 1:45:43 AM

sorry no young horses

8/12/2009 12:13:28 AM

Daily with Strongid 2X

8/11/2009 11:05:43 PM

foals are dewormed monthly till they are yearlings.

8/11/2009 10:28:48 PM

I use daily wormers.

8/11/2009 9:56:00 PM

monthly the first year

8/11/2009 9:46:58 PM

We fed our foals feed through wormers every day

8/11/2009 9:25:23 PM

every 6 weeks

8/11/2009 9:01:49 PM

monthly

8/11/2009 8:58:49 PM

once a month

8/11/2009 8:32:35 PM

with ivermectin

8/11/2009 8:10:41 PM

once weaned, every month until they reach 8 months, then every three months afterwards

8/11/2009 8:01:46 PM

once a month till yearling then every 2 months

8/11/2009 7:36:01 PM

1 cup of diatamatious earth daily

8/11/2009 7:32:01 PM

8 -10 times during first year, six times during 2nd year.

8/11/2009 6:39:30 PM

paste every month or paste twice yearly with daily worming program

8/11/2009 6:11:26 PM

or based on fecal egg count

8/11/2009 6:11:06 PM

monthly thru 18 months

8/11/2009 6:00:12 PM

monthly

8/11/2009 5:22:20 PM

six or more times a year depending on environment and appearance.

8/11/2009 5:19:33 PM

monthly

8/11/2009 5:17:37 PM

Monthly

8/11/2009 5:03:09 PM

Monthly

8/11/2009 5:02:49 PM

once a month

8/11/2009 4:59:04 PM

Monthly with rotation wormers.

8/11/2009 4:51:59 PM

don't have young ones

8/11/2009 4:41:50 PM

every six to 8 weeks

8/11/2009 4:25:54 PM

Up to a yearling I worm them monthly per veterinarian after yearling

8/11/2009 4:22:53 PM

Every month at 30 days old for one year

8/11/2009 4:22:52 PM

once a month until it is a year old

8/11/2009 4:19:44 PM

every 4 weeks

8/11/2009 4:14:48 PM

Once a month for the first 6 months. Then every 8 weeks.

8/11/2009 4:10:28 PM

I deworm foals monthly starting at one month of age up to 12 months. Then go to every other month.

8/11/2009 4:03:37 PM

daily, we use a feed through wormer at the recomendation from our vet

8/11/2009 3:59:46 PM

they are on daily wormer, plus paste once in spring and once in fall

8/11/2009 3:55:48 PM

3x / yr

8/11/2009 3:51:21 PM

every 6 weeks during summer, every 8 weeks during winter

8/11/2009 3:49:38 PM

daily - and then 2x per year with paste wormer

8/11/2009 3:48:40 PM

don't have a "young' horse.

8/11/2009 3:42:41 PM

I deworm at 4 months, two months later start a daily dewormer for 2 months,then deworm for tape/bot

8/11/2009 3:41:52 PM

3 times. Once while on their dam. Once just before weaning. Once 4 months later. Then they 3x yearly

8/11/2009 3:38:00 PM

worm at 2 weeks old with Strongid-P, then once a month for a year, rotating wormers.

8/11/2009 3:31:07 PM

Monthly

8/11/2009 3:30:31 PM

everyone gets dewormed regardless of age

8/11/2009 3:21:30 PM

every 8 weeks

8/11/2009 3:18:39 PM

using a gentle dewormer speciffically for babys

8/11/2009 3:18:18 PM

EVERY 30 DAYS

8/11/2009 3:16:22 PM

I use the daily wormer - with twice a year bots/tape worm -

8/11/2009 3:15:04 PM

every 3 weeks until they are 6months old then every 5 weeks

8/11/2009 3:11:53 PM

0 to 12 months are dewormed every 30 days.

8/11/2009 2:56:52 PM

every 30 days as per vet

8/11/2009 2:52:30 PM

every month/12 times a year

8/11/2009 2:49:50 PM

Usually monthly

8/11/2009 2:47:24 PM

4-6

8/11/2009 1:39:16 PM

My horse is 20yrs old and get dewormed each season date

8/11/2009 11:49:34 AM

3 times a year

8/11/2009 9:42:26 AM