Deworming Do Si Do

What would make you stop using a rotational deworming program?

Nothing, I think rotating dewormers is best for my horse
Proof that it isn't necessary/working on my farm
A recommendation from my vet
I don't currently rotate dewormers
Other (please specify)

Total votes cast: 806

Comments & Write-in Answers

Daily wormer and biannual ivermectin

9/27/2010 9:08:39 PM

fecal counts that don't indicate the need for rotation or worming.

9/27/2010 3:24:10 PM

I use Strongid C2X with twice a year Equimax.

9/27/2010 2:53:10 PM

I usually target a specific parasite and choose the de-wormer which I think works best for that para

9/27/2010 2:01:53 PM

I rotate pastures, so I worm when moving them as not to carry along new pests to the new area.

9/27/2010 12:53:28 PM

I use a daily wormer plus spring and fall using Quest or IV Gold

9/27/2010 12:09:33 PM

use the daily wormer and 2x a year ivermectrin per vet

9/26/2010 9:16:48 PM

I use peer-reviewed articles to make decisions.

9/26/2010 8:36:06 PM

Don't rotate, never have. It's not necessary and is more likely to lead to resistance.

9/26/2010 7:32:26 PM

I have always used rotational dewormers and have never had a problem.

9/26/2010 4:39:19 PM

My understanding is that ivermectin is all that is needed for worming my horse.

9/24/2010 10:00:17 PM

I use Quest/Quest Plus

9/24/2010 8:04:22 PM

Our horses are on daily wormer per our vets suggestions, and paste every 6 months - great results!

9/24/2010 7:26:13 PM

being able to afford/having access to regular fecal exams

9/24/2010 6:05:01 PM

Ivermectic resistance means fecal floats and worm when needed

9/24/2010 4:29:54 PM

We use a fecal testing basis for determining which horses should be wormed and with which product.

9/24/2010 3:43:33 PM

when fecal exams show it is not necessary

9/24/2010 2:45:29 PM

A decent stool testing program, that will identify worms and wormer to use.

9/24/2010 11:42:12 AM

I had fecal egg counts done

9/24/2010 11:01:31 AM

A recommendation from my vet, and proof it isn't working. my

9/24/2010 7:42:47 AM

Per my vet, every year I alternate daily & rotational program

9/23/2010 10:58:13 PM

No worms detected after doing fecal samples

9/23/2010 7:34:32 PM

My horses have a lot of acreage to roam on, so I worm infrequently 1 or 2 x per year

9/23/2010 3:40:49 PM

scientific evidence that offered something better

9/23/2010 3:22:02 PM

used to be on daily strongid and it is not recommended because of resistance

9/23/2010 3:03:51 PM

My vet would have to prove to me that rotating dewormers wasn't working before I would stop.

9/23/2010 2:58:35 PM

I rarely rotated when I wormed. I used Ivermectin. It's been over 1 year of NEG fecal counts.

9/23/2010 2:38:36 PM

I use quest & quest plus all year

9/23/2010 2:20:32 PM

I do FEC

9/23/2010 1:35:19 PM

Free fecal checks by a vet to indicate presence/type of parasite and recommend appropriate wormer.

9/23/2010 10:22:45 AM

through fecals that the count was low

9/23/2010 6:44:31 AM

ivermectin year round does the trick

9/23/2010 2:50:19 AM

If they came up with a dewormer that kills everything, every time.

9/22/2010 10:03:07 PM

we have just started doing fecals and treating as needed.

9/22/2010 8:37:18 PM

worm spring & fall - test feces Feb. & Oct. adjust as needed

9/22/2010 5:26:06 PM

Education and proof of a realistic and better way

9/22/2010 3:11:06 PM

A product given that kills all worms.

9/22/2010 3:10:19 PM

An alternative that works just the same or even better

9/22/2010 2:51:04 PM

i treat for worms my horses test positive for.

9/22/2010 2:48:32 PM

i would stop if it was encouraging worm resistance

9/22/2010 12:35:01 PM

A large long study proving it doesn't work.

9/22/2010 11:55:29 AM

I do fecal tests first and then if nesessarem worm with the approprieate wormer

9/22/2010 11:43:28 AM

Discussion with vet with proof, and proof via testing that it isn't necessary.

9/22/2010 11:22:08 AM

I use a daily wormer

9/22/2010 11:07:49 AM

only use dewormer when fecal count dictates needed

9/22/2010 10:50:13 AM

fecal counts

9/22/2010 10:10:26 AM

Recent equine hospital exam indicates it is working-for us. If vet recommended change would consider

9/22/2010 10:10:13 AM

New AAEP guidelines that are easy to follow for the owner

9/22/2010 9:44:49 AM

It costs twice as much to get a fecal check then buy a tube of wormer. Most can't afford that now.

9/22/2010 9:30:50 AM

A less expensive fecal egg count test.

9/22/2010 9:30:36 AM

I have already decided to stop. Going to fecal testing and targeting what's needed

9/22/2010 9:16:38 AM

After 2 out of 3 horses showed low/no egg count, I stopped rotational deworming.

9/22/2010 9:00:23 AM

In FL I give mostly ivermec based wormers, but will do PowerPak w/ Safeguard 1x/yr.

9/22/2010 8:55:09 AM

being on a farm that does a better job of manure disposal.

9/22/2010 8:51:19 AM

test manure-treat only what is present.

9/22/2010 8:11:40 AM

education on how to easily do fecal counts on the farm without vet charges

9/22/2010 8:08:39 AM

I do rotation and it has worked for me several years

9/22/2010 7:06:59 AM

Few horses so rely on fecals, but will rotate as needed.

9/22/2010 12:52:09 AM

I don't particularly like ivermectin

9/21/2010 11:59:29 PM

My colicky gelding is on a daily wormer; the rest follow AAEP's schedule. This is my vet's advice.

9/21/2010 11:55:40 PM

I target the bug of the season per the vet

9/21/2010 10:43:23 PM

Rotation is not the way. Too much science pointing towards resistance!!

9/21/2010 10:03:51 PM


9/21/2010 9:46:00 PM

I have used in my oldr horses their whole lives and they lived to be 27 and 29. As a wormer is prove

9/21/2010 9:05:55 PM

We asked our vet about this, and he continues to recommend rotational deworming.

9/21/2010 9:03:49 PM

Any developed treatment that is 100% foolproof!!!

9/21/2010 9:02:32 PM

could find a natural product, not harsh chemicals

9/21/2010 8:51:34 PM

I only change wormers when egg counts go up or to target one kind of worm

9/21/2010 8:43:07 PM

Fecal egg counts! Have already stopped worming unless necessary!

9/21/2010 8:35:29 PM

the life cycle of a parasite dictates rotation fo de-wormers is the only thing that would work.

9/21/2010 8:31:27 PM

and...really, really CHEAP "home" fecal test kits...come on scientists!

9/21/2010 8:31:18 PM

Only if it was detrimental to the health of my horses.

9/21/2010 8:19:57 PM

I might change if a new product came out that is not yet resisted by the worms.

9/21/2010 8:17:21 PM

I use DE (fossil shell flour) for parasite control. documentated cases that it works

9/21/2010 8:08:37 PM

do fecal exams

9/21/2010 7:54:57 PM

I do fecal test and deworm as to the results

9/21/2010 7:46:32 PM

if proved not to work

9/21/2010 7:23:56 PM

A proven dewormer that gets ALL worms w/no resistance to the medication.

9/21/2010 6:58:37 PM

We do not deworm on schedule at the moment - do fecals to determine what type of shedder horse first

9/21/2010 6:50:43 PM

stopped rotations 7 yrs ag on vet's recommendation - use Equimax every 60 days

9/21/2010 6:41:45 PM

easy way to get fecal egg count

9/21/2010 5:40:38 PM

cheap easy fecal's

9/21/2010 5:40:14 PM

as a veterinary technician though, it would have to be irrefutable proof.

9/21/2010 5:30:27 PM

Don't want to give my horses anything that is unnecessary.

9/21/2010 5:26:54 PM

I deworm when necessary. Use fecal samples.

9/21/2010 5:23:03 PM

fecal testing

9/21/2010 5:19:04 PM

I have seen too many dewormers claim no rotation and fail

9/21/2010 5:17:07 PM

I don't use wormers. I remove droppings and have samples analysed for wor

9/21/2010 5:14:46 PM

I do a fecal count and deworm as my vet recommends. Haven't needed to over a year!

9/21/2010 5:12:27 PM

routine fecal egg counts to determine parasite type and load to target worming of individual horses

9/21/2010 5:04:29 PM

I don't rotate my dewormers, I do fecals then decide what dewormer they need and recheck them again

9/21/2010 4:29:29 PM

I would prefer to use fecal egg counts to determine when to deworm

9/21/2010 4:26:04 PM

I have fecal checks done then follow my vets recommendation.

9/21/2010 4:24:45 PM

We have changed our program and double up on complimentary wormers plus 1Xyear Power Pac

9/21/2010 4:16:56 PM

SCIENTIFIC PROOF that it isn't necessary & an all-in-one wormer really exists!

9/21/2010 4:16:15 PM

i do fecal egg counts & treat accordingly

9/21/2010 3:55:23 PM

total resistance

9/21/2010 3:53:59 PM

My vet recently recoomended just that. We now do fecal testing quarterly and deworm for tape and bot

9/21/2010 3:49:47 PM

My vet offers fecal sampling for a low price. If there are worms, wormers are free!

9/21/2010 3:39:40 PM

i use ivermectrin

9/21/2010 2:28:37 PM

None of the answers fit for targeted deworming.

9/21/2010 2:04:20 PM

Wish TheHorse.com would stop sponsering specific advertizers with this type of question

9/21/2010 1:58:28 PM

I would need proof that it's not working, but it would need to come from my vet, after tests.

9/21/2010 8:36:09 AM

but only when it is necessary thus using the fecal egg count method

9/21/2010 7:46:42 AM

Strategic deworming based on FECs, treat for tapes in Spring and encysted sm Strongyles in fall

9/21/2010 12:23:36 AM