Poll

Deworming Decisions

What drives your deworming product selection decision?

Strategic rotation of chemical classes
44%
211
My veterinarian's recommendation
23%
108
Fecal exam results
17%
83
What I've always used
4%
21
My stable manager's recommendation
3%
16
What my neighbor/friend is using
0%
0
Other (please specify)
8%
36

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

ramdomly

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

Ivermectin

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

cost

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

rotation

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