Worms are parasites that compromise your horse’s health. Various types of worms attack the many systems of your horse’s body, causing damage to the mouth, stomach, intestines, lungs, blood and skin, and compromising the horse’s immune system. At best, a high parasite load can degrade the overall look of your horse by manifesting in a dull coat or poor physique. At worst, parasites and their detrimental effects on your horse’s organs can cause colic or death. You can help keep your horse healthy by controlling his parasite load with a targeted deworming program involving fecal egg count analyses and consultation with your horse’s veterinarian.
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Panacur Paste Dewormer® from Merck Animal Health kills four common internal parasites in horses. Effective against large and small strongyles, pinworms and roundworms, this horse dewormer has an apple-cinnamon flavor that makes it easy to administer.
EquiMax® from Bimeda® is an apple-flavored paste dewormer that combines 1.87% ivermectin and 14.03% praziquantel as active ingredients. FDA approved, used to treat many kinds of worms. Each tube treats up to a 1,320 lb horse. Intended for horses four weeks of age and older, including pregnant and lactating mares and breeding stallions.
Quest® Gel is a broad-spectrum horse dewormer that contains 2% moxidectin. This FDA approved, palatable gel suppresses production of small strongyle eggs for 84 days, kills encysted small strongyles, and removes large strongyles, small strongyles, pinworms, hairworms, largemouth stomach worms and stomach bots. One syringe treats 1,150 lbs. body weight.
Quest® Plus with horse dewormer with moxidectin/praziquantel controls worms and bots, small strongyles larvae and eggs and tapeworms. Each tube treats 1,250 pounds body weight.
Zimecterin® Gold is an FDA approved horse dewormer that protects against 47 species and stages of parasites, including tapeworms. This paste dewormer contains praziquatel and ivermectin. One tube treats 1,250 lbs body weight.
The Quantitative Fecal Test Kit contains everything you need to get a McMaster's fecal analysis. It includes a submission form, instructions, specimen container and a postage-paid return sample mailer. This quantitative fecal analysis is an important test for establishing a baseline and for monitoring any horse on a deworming program.
Panacur® PowerPac equine wormer by Merck Animal Health contains a double-dose of fenbendazole. It offers a complete five-day treatment against predominant internal parasites for a 1,250 lb horse. 5 syringes, 57 grams each.
From Merck Animal Health, the Safe-Guard® Power-Dose® Kit includes 5 tubes of 10% fenbendazole paste horse wormer. This critical care pack is helpful for debilitated or thin horses, incoming horses as a first step in parasite control, competition horses prior to show season, horses about to begin a daily wormer and instances as recommended by a veterinarian.