Poll

Bye-Bye, Worms

How often do you deworm your horse(s)?

Monthly
6%
78
4-6 times a year
67%
926
Twice a year
17%
232
When fecal tests indicate I should
9%
119
Once a year
1%
15
Never
0%
3

Total votes cast: 1373

Comments & Write-in Answers

Diatomaceous Earth and testing is excellent to keep horses worm free without the use of chemicals.

3/8/2010 9:20:40 PM

We also do fecal tests to determine if we are getting the results we expect.

3/8/2010 8:46:02 PM

I use daily wormer and worm with paste twice a year

3/8/2010 8:19:46 PM

I only deworm my horses when a diagnostic fecal exam shows that it is needed - to prevent resistance

3/8/2010 5:16:58 PM

We deworm our horses every 2 months on a dewormer rotaion schedule.

3/8/2010 3:17:19 PM

every 49 days

3/8/2010 3:15:16 PM

Daily wormer and paste for tapeworms twice a year

3/8/2010 2:01:58 PM

small acreage

3/8/2010 12:50:48 PM

Strongid2X daily + every 2 mos proper rotation of paste or liquid wormer as per DVM

3/8/2010 12:30:18 PM

I need to know what I'm worming for

3/8/2010 10:58:32 AM

Also use daily dewormer

3/8/2010 4:45:28 AM

every 6 weeks

3/8/2010 12:53:33 AM

I worm my horse(s) every 3 months. Tori :)

3/7/2010 11:23:12 PM

minimum every 3 months

3/7/2010 8:20:26 PM

3 times per year

3/7/2010 6:44:31 PM

every 6-8 wks.

3/7/2010 10:35:16 AM

Rotational worming schedule. Every two months ivermectin or pyrantel pamoate.

3/7/2010 10:03:01 AM

dailly de-wormer and paste 2X a year

3/6/2010 9:43:46 PM

I use Ivermectin each time, except for one per year use Quest for bots.

3/6/2010 7:07:14 PM

plus daily dewormer

3/6/2010 4:22:44 PM

We rotate dewormers every 2-3 months.

3/6/2010 2:44:33 PM

also give daily wormer

3/6/2010 9:23:27 AM

every 3 months at the change of season.

3/6/2010 9:12:38 AM

Spring and fall with Praziquantel in conjunction with a daily feed-thru

3/6/2010 2:26:49 AM

twice a year plus daily wormer

3/5/2010 7:15:17 PM

we live in Wyoming where its below freezing for a good part of the year

3/5/2010 5:16:52 PM

every 8 weeks

3/5/2010 4:46:13 PM

actually 3x; April, August & Dec.

3/5/2010 3:58:10 PM

Every 8 weeks coinciding with farrier visits.

3/5/2010 3:56:26 PM

in addition to daily wormer

3/5/2010 2:58:45 PM

Actually the barn owner decides when to worm them. On what basis I do not know!

3/5/2010 2:42:37 PM

My horses get wormed when trimmed. I also have fecal tests done once a year.

3/5/2010 2:11:07 PM

Alternate between strongid & ivermectin

3/5/2010 12:23:45 PM

Now having 2 horses I may do it more per year.

3/5/2010 12:20:27 PM

We take fecal samples twice a year. Some horses haven't been wormed in 3 years, others twice a year

3/5/2010 10:54:45 AM

Actually 3X per year but this wasn't a choice.

3/5/2010 10:52:11 AM

Used to deworm more. Fecal tests show it's not necessary. Don't want extra unnecessary toxins .

3/5/2010 9:52:33 AM

Depends, 2 horses get supplement with natural dewormer, the other gets wormed occassionally

3/5/2010 9:30:41 AM

I worm this often because it is cheaper than fecal egg counts on 4 horses

3/5/2010 8:36:39 AM

DAILY- My horses refuse the paste so I give then teh daily granules with their food.

3/4/2010 10:36:33 PM

every 3 months

3/4/2010 10:04:45 PM

some times 3

3/4/2010 8:59:26 PM

I like to worm 6 times a year, but do use different wormers for the time of year.

3/4/2010 7:39:57 PM

2x for adults in stalls, 4x for pasture horses, 6x for babies

3/4/2010 7:24:48 PM

And more often if fecal tests should indicate. We do Spring-encysted small strongyles/fall-tape wor

3/4/2010 7:15:30 PM

I worm my nine horses every 3 months....more or less ....keeping an eye on each horse.

3/4/2010 7:13:10 PM

I have just a few and they don't go to shows and not on pasture so worm only quarterly.

3/4/2010 6:30:40 PM

I do rotational worming at least 4 times a year, usually 6 times.

3/4/2010 5:58:12 PM

There was no correct option. We worm at season/pasture change and as required per fecal tests.

3/4/2010 5:49:52 PM

4x a year: Its simpler for me to just go with the change of seasons according to the calender.

3/4/2010 5:19:05 PM

I use a daily wormer & Strongid twice a year

3/4/2010 5:06:23 PM

once every two months, rotating wormers each time :)

3/4/2010 3:55:44 PM

every 8 weeks

3/4/2010 3:49:58 PM

usually fecal as well

3/4/2010 3:27:14 PM

Cloesed herd

3/4/2010 11:42:29 AM

I use a daily feed through wormer (Strongid), so I paste worm 2x/year with Ivermectin Gold.

3/4/2010 10:46:23 AM

we do it when ever the farrier comes. they're all caught anyway, and it's easy to remember.

3/4/2010 10:42:35 AM

Every 8 to 10 weeks, & we do fecals to check too.

3/4/2010 9:34:03 AM

monthly for young horses up to two and then every other month

3/4/2010 8:51:59 AM

2-3 x a yr.. I prevent infestation using natural methods.

3/4/2010 12:18:10 AM

not sure if this measures up, but this should correspond to ever 8-12 weeks

3/3/2010 10:38:15 PM

My horses don't go anyplace and there are no new introductions to the herd so 2x is sufficient.

3/3/2010 10:18:22 PM

We do fecal tests every two months. Vet worms our gelding 1X per year

3/3/2010 8:55:23 PM

I worm 4 times per year.

3/3/2010 8:12:56 PM

rotation including power pack and praziquatel

3/3/2010 8:11:58 PM

Actually every time they're trimmed

3/3/2010 7:22:06 PM

I use a daily wormer plus a paste wormer twice a year for tape worms, bots etc.

3/3/2010 5:40:50 PM

closed herd, worried about resistance

3/3/2010 5:02:49 PM

Every three months, rotational

3/3/2010 4:48:03 PM

also do fecals occasionally

3/3/2010 4:09:44 PM

Every time I deworm I also rotate my wormers.

3/3/2010 3:59:18 PM

i USE A DAILY FEED THROUGH WORMER AND A PASTE WORMER SPRING AND FALL

3/3/2010 3:06:47 PM

I will worm according to fecal egg counts when these become easily available to me

3/3/2010 2:59:23 PM

The vet determines when and with what chemical.

3/3/2010 2:48:35 PM

Also use a daily wormer and power pc 1 time a year .

3/3/2010 2:45:08 PM

3-4 x annually

3/3/2010 2:38:00 PM

Fecal tests + ivermectin (spring) and ivermectin+praziquantel or moxidection (fall)

3/3/2010 2:03:11 PM

I purchase the 1-yr pack

3/3/2010 1:48:13 PM

Fecal tests aren't always accurate. I think we over worm!

3/3/2010 1:44:25 PM

i worm every month until one year and then every other month depending on how bad the season is

3/3/2010 12:55:51 PM

Every 6 weeks on the same day as the farrier trims the hooves.

3/3/2010 12:33:43 PM

He's on Strongid C2x daily and Equimax 2x a year

3/3/2010 12:30:11 PM

actually a daily wormer which isn't a choice for some reason

3/3/2010 12:06:54 PM

last fecal test showed 0

3/3/2010 12:05:22 PM

Vet deworms horses and they are on a daily wormer the rest of the time

3/3/2010 11:57:34 AM

I mostly trail ride - not around a lot of other horses in enclosed spaces.

3/3/2010 11:52:00 AM

power pack in Feb

3/3/2010 11:34:02 AM

Was worming every 8 weeks. Now vet says to do fecal tests every 6 months to see if indicated.

3/3/2010 11:24:22 AM

every other month, rotating wormer classes

3/3/2010 10:52:08 AM

Boarding facility determines schedule and type of wormer used.

3/3/2010 10:49:28 AM

we deworm our adult horses every 8 weeks and our younger ones every 30 days

3/3/2010 10:28:03 AM

Daily wormer too

3/3/2010 9:47:41 AM

Low shedders 2-3 times a year. High shedders 4-5 times a year.

3/3/2010 8:28:35 AM

rotating products according to parasite life cycles

3/3/2010 8:23:41 AM

Rotate de-worming every 8 weeks.

3/3/2010 8:06:38 AM

6 times a year on rotation between ivermectin, bendazole, and pyrantel pamoate

3/3/2010 8:03:42 AM

Worms are becoming more and more resistant to wormers by worming too often.

3/3/2010 7:59:05 AM

3-4 times/year

3/3/2010 7:44:35 AM

Ivermectin q3months + strongid 1x/yr

3/2/2010 11:00:43 PM

also use daily wormer

3/2/2010 10:47:49 PM

also paste Ivermectin (summer & winter), ivermectin/praziquantel (spring & fall).

3/2/2010 10:46:04 PM

Live in Arizona desert, horses on dry lots, no need for more than twice a year

3/2/2010 10:38:09 PM

I also remove all manure from pastures and paddocks regularly to limit worm load.

3/2/2010 10:24:20 PM

I rotate my wormers

3/2/2010 10:10:47 PM

use daily dewormer and then 2x yearly w/ ivermectin/pranzaquantel paste

3/2/2010 9:54:45 PM

I use a daily wormer and a paste before the seasons change.

3/2/2010 9:49:57 PM

Continuous Wormer all winter with Ivermectrin bi-monthly Summer bi-monthly on all

3/2/2010 9:34:49 PM

daily wormer with twice a year spring and fall ivermectin

3/2/2010 9:34:16 PM

Eqimax only -- no rotation per vet's instructions

3/2/2010 9:33:22 PM

every day - continuous wormer

3/2/2010 9:08:59 PM

rotate-8 wks, but too many owners to coordinate fecal tests, plus cost of tests

3/2/2010 8:50:45 PM

Yearly fecal tests - NO worms 3 years in a row - NO WORMER!

3/2/2010 8:40:09 PM

Twice a year by the vet, but she also gets a daily wormer with bran

3/2/2010 8:23:17 PM

Daily supplement

3/2/2010 8:14:13 PM

All year long, I use food quality diatomaceous earth daily..no worms per fecal tests

3/2/2010 8:02:18 PM

new system: fecal egg count then treat (worm 2-4 times per year)

3/2/2010 8:00:06 PM

none of the above, I worm every 8 weeks which workes out at 8 tmes a year.

3/2/2010 7:58:43 PM

daily dewormer

3/2/2010 7:40:12 PM

Rotate wormers,Quest+[3 mons] & Eqvalan[2 mons]Quest+ at appropriate times of yr for tapeworm.

3/2/2010 7:32:22 PM

Five times-April/Dec

3/2/2010 7:28:16 PM

I rotate 3 types of wormers every other month.

3/2/2010 7:24:59 PM

Hey, what about daily deworming? No worms in my guy.

3/2/2010 7:21:25 PM

I also worm after the 1st frost to kill the bots

3/2/2010 7:21:09 PM

My horses are on a strict schedule, 6x a year w/3 different types of paste.

3/2/2010 7:11:08 PM

If u r not utlizing fecals u r missing the boat! Thanks to Fort Dodge for educating us!!!!

3/2/2010 6:55:14 PM

I use a daily wormer on one horse and he is done 2 times a year.

3/2/2010 6:51:28 PM

I use daily wormer and 2 x yr give Equimax.

3/2/2010 6:42:32 PM

3 times a year

3/2/2010 6:34:13 PM

I worm bi-monthly

3/2/2010 6:05:18 PM

cool survey thingy

3/2/2010 5:47:51 PM

Actually 3-4X/year as my horse has very little contact with other horses or grazing.

3/2/2010 5:30:54 PM

You offer no appropriate response for a horse on Preventicare program.

3/2/2010 5:27:56 PM

Daily wormer

3/2/2010 5:27:42 PM

If you're not doing fecal tests, you're shooting in the dark.

3/2/2010 5:19:22 PM

also daily apr to nov

3/2/2010 5:14:16 PM

daily wormer during grazing season then paste for off season

3/2/2010 4:57:14 PM

Fecal test 1 horse then worm the herd.

3/2/2010 4:42:27 PM

worming is only a small part of the program , worm by season and weather mostly

3/2/2010 4:34:31 PM

When I feel it is necessary for my climate

3/2/2010 4:31:49 PM

Rotation Rotation Rotation

3/2/2010 4:29:07 PM

Daily wormer, then paste in Spring and late Fall

3/2/2010 4:28:02 PM

Use to worm every 8 wks - but with the new evidence against resistance we are taking a step back

3/2/2010 4:26:12 PM

Wormed and trimmed every 6 weeks

3/2/2010 4:23:23 PM

quit bi monthly rotation after moving to virgin pasture

3/2/2010 4:13:54 PM

daily with strongid, why don't you have a "daily" ? 2x year ivermectrin as per vet

3/2/2010 4:09:43 PM

Daily, plus 2 times per year with targeted paste wormer.

3/2/2010 4:03:39 PM

Why wasn't three an option?After last frost, mid summer after first hard frost. no problems.

3/2/2010 4:01:15 PM

Every two months with dewormer appropriate to the season, weather conditions, etc.

3/2/2010 4:00:05 PM

Use moxidectin/praziquantel every 90 days

3/2/2010 3:59:46 PM

Every eight to ten weeks

3/2/2010 3:59:07 PM

I use a feed-through daily wormer with Equimax twice a year.

3/2/2010 3:55:48 PM

daily feed through with 2xyear ivermectin

3/2/2010 3:53:19 PM

with the increase in the tick population we are worming every month and sometimes every 2 weeks

3/2/2010 3:48:47 PM

As prescribed by my vet

3/2/2010 3:47:59 PM

Pasture horses more often than stalled

3/2/2010 3:43:56 PM

plus a daily wormer

3/2/2010 3:25:31 PM

Includes PowerPak in March

3/2/2010 3:24:20 PM

I board my mare as soon as I have her home, I will monitor this better by doing fecal tests.

3/2/2010 3:22:33 PM

We are in a stable, but it is rare that the horses are exposed to other horses manure.

3/2/2010 3:20:06 PM

Use daily wormer and 2 for bots and tapeworms

3/2/2010 3:19:08 PM

+ daily once frost is out until freeze next fall

3/2/2010 3:14:07 PM

Thinking of switching to when fecal tests indicate it necessary

3/2/2010 3:10:03 PM

every 2 months and rotate wormers

3/2/2010 3:09:47 PM

I deworm every time the farrier visit

3/2/2010 3:03:52 PM

2 X yearly uless fecal comes back positive for something.

3/2/2010 3:01:25 PM

I clean 2xs a day only have 2 horses

3/2/2010 3:00:38 PM

2x or more per year as needed plus daily

3/2/2010 2:55:20 PM

Every other month, however we are starting to have fecal tests regularly now per our Vets advice.

3/2/2010 2:54:32 PM

I use a daily dewormer...why is there no option for that one.

3/2/2010 2:54:07 PM

daily wormer and twice a year paste

3/2/2010 2:52:33 PM

Daily with Strongid

3/2/2010 2:50:17 PM

every other month--6 times/year

3/2/2010 2:48:51 PM

Rotation includes moxidectin in Winter, ivermectin, pyrantel and bendazoles every 2 months.

3/2/2010 2:45:31 PM

plus a daily dewormer

3/2/2010 2:43:04 PM

Daily wormer

3/2/2010 2:41:59 PM

More often if needed, usually ends up 3-4 times/ yr.

3/2/2010 2:34:10 PM

I have a small, fairly isolated herd.

3/2/2010 2:30:45 PM

Daily with Strongid

3/2/2010 2:30:07 PM

Twice a year in conjunction with fecal tests

3/2/2010 2:16:52 PM

roatate wormers

3/2/2010 1:44:16 PM

rotate wormers

3/2/2010 1:15:57 PM

I change each month

3/2/2010 12:17:44 PM

Monthly fecal counts performed

3/2/2010 10:57:01 AM

ivermectin only Thailand

3/2/2010 9:19:08 AM