Deworming Decisions

What drives your deworming product selection decision?

Strategic rotation of chemical classes
My veterinarian's recommendation
Fecal exam results
What I've always used
My stable manager's recommendation
What my neighbor/friend is using
Other (please specify)

Total votes cast: 475

Comments & Write-in Answers

Worming to a set routine only encourages resistance. I do a fecal egg count once a month.

10/4/2010 11:31:15 PM

Research. Initially I wanted to test and then worm. What happened is that when the test came up ps

10/4/2010 5:37:41 PM

trying to transition to fecal exam results from strategic rotation of chemical classes with vete

10/4/2010 2:02:50 PM

Pick up all manure, rotate classes

10/4/2010 10:28:55 AM

I was told many years ago that rotating wormers was a bad idea by a vet working in R and D.

10/4/2010 3:47:14 AM


10/3/2010 9:23:56 PM

time of year, amount of horses in pasture togethor

10/3/2010 8:36:17 PM

Past effectiveness of the product with my horses

10/2/2010 8:42:26 PM

vet recommendations per latest proven research

10/2/2010 10:57:14 AM

Ivermectin has always worked for my horses.

10/1/2010 12:12:52 PM

Prevention is far cheaper than the affects of diseases...

9/30/2010 6:19:59 PM

I have been a partner with Fitzer using Strongid C as a feed thru wormer with their back up colic in

9/30/2010 4:56:42 PM

We worm entire barn including boarders on the same rotation, so far testing has proved it reliable.

9/30/2010 4:16:24 PM

Education as a vet tech.

9/30/2010 4:12:58 PM

what ive always used, then price

9/30/2010 3:37:29 PM


9/30/2010 3:29:23 PM

Used to use ivermectin every 6 weeks, now rotating according to vet's suggestions

9/30/2010 3:23:52 PM

My vet couldn't provide a plan, just said to rotate them. I worked out a seasonal plan myself.

9/30/2010 1:20:17 AM

I use what I read about not aquiring a resistance to.

9/29/2010 10:34:30 PM

It depends on where horse is from, where he's been lving, when he was last wormed, and other factors

9/29/2010 9:04:12 PM

rotation is important and so is the price

9/29/2010 5:25:16 PM

Strategic rotation is best in my opinion

9/29/2010 3:38:11 PM

Apple Flavor!!

9/29/2010 12:27:08 PM

Equine supply store employee recommendation

9/29/2010 11:37:56 AM

Neg Fecals for 1 year . If I need to worm - Ivermectin after a frost. Safe, effective.

9/29/2010 10:19:57 AM

Statistics of efficiency, some chemical classes no longer work

9/29/2010 10:06:12 AM

currently using only diatomaceous earth as a supplement, with great results

9/29/2010 7:55:57 AM

What parasites are present at that time of year.

9/29/2010 2:20:13 AM

AND-what the vet says is the best to use--

9/28/2010 9:07:31 PM

My own research

9/28/2010 9:05:27 PM

also depends on lifecycle/time of year.

9/28/2010 8:55:09 PM

Fecals so you can know what's working and what isn't. How I found out PowerPac was useless in KY

9/28/2010 8:52:35 PM

vet recommendation, FEc, rotation

9/28/2010 8:01:56 PM

base on seasonal parasites

9/28/2010 7:53:08 PM

I follow the rotation that is recommended

9/28/2010 7:39:05 PM

Only Equimax, every 60 days

9/28/2010 6:27:21 PM

Don't feel confident of just fecals;also they don't detect tapeworms

9/28/2010 6:04:15 PM

as well as fecal exam results & age of horses

9/28/2010 5:31:56 PM

my vet told me to repeat the last wormer that I had used, rather then alternating, which is wghat I

9/28/2010 5:26:45 PM

Vet & I work together based on Fecal samples for individual horses & general samples from the hear

9/28/2010 5:06:27 PM

Fecal exam isn't the only factor just one of several

9/28/2010 4:52:40 PM

apple flavoring

9/28/2010 4:32:05 PM

I don't deworm unless there is evidence of worms in my horses fecal exam, and then target the type

9/28/2010 4:17:25 PM

Research, research research

9/28/2010 4:15:11 PM

Plus I stay away from certain manufacturers.

9/28/2010 3:42:56 PM

Price and time of year

9/28/2010 3:36:17 PM

No rotation; defeats the purpose, ivermectin only, strongid 1x/yr; otherwise as necessary

9/28/2010 3:34:38 PM


9/28/2010 3:26:42 PM

Price and rotating schedule recommended by vet

9/28/2010 3:24:37 PM

I purchase the year supply from catalog

9/28/2010 3:23:26 PM

Ivermectin all the way...

9/28/2010 3:21:52 PM

most cause my horse to colic but for some reason I-Gold doesnt

9/28/2010 3:20:27 PM

and my vets recommendation

9/28/2010 3:14:09 PM

Patent protection for current treatment formulas

9/28/2010 3:07:44 PM

What I know works.Plus many years of healthy equines to back it up.

9/28/2010 2:56:02 PM

PRICE - enough with the deworming polls.

9/28/2010 2:32:43 PM

research on internet leads me to my decision, which is to rotate, but not as often as some would

9/28/2010 2:27:58 PM

ivermectin, they haven't developed a resistance

9/28/2010 12:01:09 PM


9/28/2010 11:13:56 AM

Whats on sale

9/28/2010 9:37:28 AM

My stable manager's decision is based on fecal exams, strategic rotation and the vet's recommendatio

9/28/2010 1:54:05 AM