Poll

Deworming Decisions

What drives your deworming product selection decision?

Strategic rotation of chemical classes
38%
195
My veterinarian's recommendation
23%
118
Fecal exam results
27%
141
What I've always used
10%
50
My stable manager's recommendation
1%
7
What my neighbor/friend is using
0%
2

Total votes cast: 513

Comments & Write-in Answers

if it works why change?

6/20/2011 9:49:46 PM

It is imperative to change the base anelminthic periodically to break the resistance cycle.

6/20/2011 9:49:17 PM

New deworming protocol based on FEC's results and our vet's are recommending for our area.

6/20/2011 4:49:26 PM

I have used daily wormer with 2x Ivermectin or Quest for many years with no colics or problems

6/20/2011 2:29:08 PM

Non-toxic proven herbal approaches

6/19/2011 5:44:06 PM

We try to use dewormer as little as possible. Once horses tested with 0 eggs.

6/19/2011 3:03:39 PM

Egg counts every 3 months

6/19/2011 1:23:50 PM

cost & rotation.

6/19/2011 7:45:40 AM

Vet recommendation based on fecal exam.

6/18/2011 12:42:15 AM

Even when his fecal egg count is 0, I still had to worm them before they could go out to pasture.

6/17/2011 11:24:55 PM

Plus tapeworm deworming 2x year as in the Midwest it is highly serologically prevelant

6/17/2011 4:13:21 PM

I do my own FEC's and for my friends.

6/17/2011 2:48:52 PM

Switch between ivermectin, pyrantel pamoate, and oxibendazol/fenbendazole.

6/17/2011 10:27:22 AM

daily dewormer with 2x yearly with ivermectin/praz. Fecal yearly to check worm load

6/17/2011 8:55:50 AM

I opt to rotate the medications along with the time of year and the presence of threat factors.

6/16/2011 10:36:24 PM

fecal exams are the first resort.

6/16/2011 10:19:49 PM

I would have picked both vet recommendation and the rotation of chemical classes.

6/16/2011 6:10:42 PM

My vet designed a flow chart for FECs and appropriate treatments for high, moderate & low shedders

6/16/2011 5:34:11 PM

fecal exam plus personal experiance with the horses.

6/16/2011 4:23:35 PM

ROTATION

6/16/2011 1:26:23 PM

15$ a pop for a fecal + dewormer costs? = more monry than I want to spend.

6/15/2011 9:51:07 PM

Fecal exam only- why worm for worms they don't have or if they don't need it?

6/15/2011 8:54:44 PM

i use the information from The Horse Web site

6/15/2011 5:10:20 PM

fecal tests on myhorses are usually negitive

6/15/2011 5:02:22 PM

Ivermectin mostly

6/15/2011 4:30:56 PM

love the what I've alwas used LOL doesn't cover the mix of strategic, chemical and natural that Iuse

6/15/2011 4:14:18 PM

I have switched to natural non-chemical dewormer

6/15/2011 3:15:10 PM

Then discussions with the vet

6/15/2011 12:06:01 PM

My vet recommends a rotation and does fecals twice a year.

6/15/2011 9:43:28 AM

My vet says to follow Pfizer's Horse ID program so that is what I do.

6/15/2011 12:55:25 AM

We do our own fecal egg counts and just use chemical wormer on those who have a high egg count

6/15/2011 12:41:03 AM

Every third month I ratate the chemical classes of dewormers.

6/15/2011 12:08:15 AM

wormer that works, and price of wormer

6/14/2011 10:12:12 PM

I deworm a closed herd, and for parasites in my locale

6/14/2011 9:49:24 PM

I use a natural dewormer to stop the resistance in worms and it is better for my horses.

6/14/2011 8:58:48 PM

I use DE and Sulphur on a daily basis for parasite control.

6/14/2011 8:42:15 PM

based on my own research and vet reommendation

6/14/2011 8:35:15 PM

we have a basically closed herd. Price drives selection of brand. Worm twice annually, moxidectin/iv

6/14/2011 7:39:35 PM

Worms must be targeted to their lifecycle and use products accordingly.

6/14/2011 6:01:11 PM

I do not rotate -- using ivermectin + PQ

6/14/2011 5:51:11 PM

Plus apple flavor so it's not a fight.

6/14/2011 5:41:11 PM

None of the above; I use what is most effective at killing the most species, in conjunction with FEC

6/14/2011 5:23:53 PM

I've put a lot of thought into this subject, and decided to rotate the chemical classes

6/14/2011 5:12:27 PM

I always have a fecal run before I use any dewormer

6/14/2011 4:48:45 PM

I rotate according to seasons and species of worm using herbal formulas if possible.

6/14/2011 4:38:25 PM

Get fecal exams minimum of twice a year

6/14/2011 4:18:32 PM

This winter, I switched to a daily feed-thru wormer, with Ivermectic 2-3 times per year-great result

6/14/2011 3:58:23 PM

what is on sale

6/14/2011 3:53:41 PM

I use rotating wormer from VAlley Vet Supply.

6/14/2011 3:46:33 PM

rotation based on the life cycle of specific parasites

6/14/2011 3:42:05 PM

Ivermectin and Quest

6/14/2011 3:36:32 PM

I rotate wormers 4 times a year and worm specific in specific months.

6/14/2011 3:22:17 PM

Our mules test very healthy, they are shiny with great endurance, our vet is pleased.

6/14/2011 3:19:59 PM

Rotation of chemical classes along with discussions with my vet

6/14/2011 3:15:19 PM

price

6/14/2011 2:56:13 PM

4 fecals per year (done at home) with mandatory treatment for tapes/bots. I seldom need to worm now

6/14/2011 10:09:46 AM

SINGLE HORSE OWNER IN AZ. I DEWORM 4X PER YEAR.

6/14/2011 10:02:53 AM

Fecal tests help determine the need to worm & the target species.

6/14/2011 8:26:05 AM

My barn manager has a set deworming schedule, but it works for my horse.

6/14/2011 8:03:54 AM

My own research into products

6/14/2011 1:34:50 AM