Talking about horse deworming opens a can of worms every time. There is so much outdated and incorrect information online that the average person might deworm every couple weeks or not at all. We intentionally opened the can in this newsletter to give you a better understanding of what our parasite control goals are for your horse.
Parasite control has changed dramatically in recent years. Previously popular rotational deworming programs were designed in the 1960s to address large strongyles...However, a different type of parasite, small strongyles, have emerged as the prominent parasite found in adult horses.
Small strongyles have developed resistance to all 3 classes of dewormers we have available, and this resistance is likely a result of rotational deworming programs. There are currently no new deworming drugs being developed, which means that we need to take steps to ensure the dewormers we currently have available remain effective as long as possible. Thus, there is a need for a change in the way we think about parasite control in horses. Click here to learn more.
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