Horse wormer or equine dewormer is used to rid horses of internal parasites or worms. Horses are put on a rotational worming schedule, with most veterinarians recommending worming or deworming your horse every two months. This schedule rotates the type of wormer used based on its chemical compound. This assures that the most prevalent internal parasites during that time of the season are being eliminated. Horse wormers can come in several forms such as paste, gel or a continuous feed powder or pellet. It is very important to a horses overall health that they are placed on a regular equine deworming schedule. Horses not on a regular worming or deworming schedule can exhibit poor condition, a dull coat and be subjected to various life-threatening illness such as colic.
Many of the most popular and effective brands of horse wormers for sale like Safeguard, Bimectin, Exodus or Panacur are available at low prices and come with the HorseLoverZ 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
Horse health starts from the inside out. A comprehensive deworming program not only eliminates parasites, but also allows your horse to utilize its ration of hay and grain more efficiently. Whether you opt for a rotational deworming program utilizing the popular brands like Strongid, Safe-Guard, Zimectrin Gold, Quest, DuraMectin, Panacur and more, or a daily dewormer program with Strongid or Pyrantelcare, we have the dewormer that will keep your horse healthy and happy!
Learn About for Horse Dewormers
In the past, to deworm a horse, a veterinarian would have to place a tube in the horses stomach, from which medication would be administered; however, this practice has been replaced by a much easier and safer method, oral deworming.
Horses can get worms from previously infected horses or from a contaminated pasture. A pasture becomes contaminated when the feces of an infected horse mix with grass in the pasture. As your horse grazes, he or she ingests the larvae and eggs that were present in the contaminated horses feces.
What are Horse Wormers (aka Horse Dewormers)?
Horse wormers are used to eliminate worms and internal parasites. The majority of veterinarians recommend placing your horse on a worming/deworming schedule. This schedule rotates every two months: Maintaining this worming/deworming schedule is vital to sustaining your horses overall health.
Following this horse dewormer/ wormer schedule requires consistently rotating the type of horse wormer you use to prevent internal parasites. The type of horse dewormer refers to the chemicals the horse wormer consists of.
Types of Horse Dewormers
Horse dewormers are available in several forms, including gels, pastes, continuous feed powders and pellets. At HorseLoverZ, we carry some of the most popular brands of horse dewormers. These horse wormer brands include Safeguard, Exodus, Bimectin and Panacur.
Chemicals used in dewormers for horses and what they treat:
- Tetrahydropyrimidines to treat Tapeworms.
- Macrocyclic Lactones to treat encysted redworm, roundworms, strongyles, lungworms, intestinal and neck threadworms, hair worms, pinworms, bots, and stomach worms.
- Benzimidazoles to treat encysted cyathostome larvae, strongyles, roundworms and pinworms.
How to determine which type of horse dewormer you should use:
Initially, you need to contact your veterinarian and request an appointment. Your veterinarian can provide you with important information that pertains to your specific horse. Speak with him or her about creating a deworming schedule. Once you are familiar with the deworming process, ask your veterinarian if you can begin using our at-home kits for routine worm checks.
At HorseLoverZ.com, we do our best to provide our customers with all the products they need to care for their horses. One of the products that we are extremely excited about is the at-home worm test kit for horses. With this kit, you can avoid an appointment with your veterinarian for your horses routine worm check: You simply collect a small sample of your horses feces and send it off to the licensed veterinary testing laboratory. Once the specimen arrives, the lab will determine if your horse has worms, if so, which type of worm(s) he or she has and the severity of the infection. Once all of this information is gathered, you will know which of our dewormers will work best to eliminate the worms.
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