Posted March 13, 2018 in Equine Blog by Jeffers Staff
Establishing a regular horse deworming schedule is important to rid horses of internal parasites. While regularly deworming your horse is important, and paste dewormer is a popular form of horse dewormer, the inability to properly administer it will not do much good. We’ve put together this easy-to-use guide to help you give paste dewormer the right way, along with tricks for worming difficult horses.
Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of how to effectively administer paste dewormer to your horse:
If you find your horse is averse to the medication and tends to shy away from the syringe, coat the outside with applesauce or another treat that they like. Then fill the empty syringe with the applesauce every week or so, giving them the treat just as you would deworm them, so they no longer expects there to be medication inside.
Another trick would be to try the Easy Wormer. The Easy Wormer is a “bit” with a hollow mouthpiece that you inject the paste into. The paste discharges through the opening in the middle of the mouthpiece and then the paste slides down the horse’s throat. No more wasted dewormer!
When deciding on which horse dewormer to administer, we would like to provide a few options.
Jeffers Ivermectin is a horse dewormer and boticide that controls 46 species and stages of worms and bots, including large and small strongyles, pinworms, hairworms, threadworms, stomach worms, lung worms, and roundworms.
Designed specifically as an equine dewormer, it can be used in horses of all ages and is safe for mares at any stage of pregnancy, as well as fertile stallions. Each syringe contains enough paste to treat a 1,250-pound horse, divided into markings good for 250 pounds of body weight each.
Safe-Guard® Paste Dewormer can be used for horses and cattle. Safe-Guard aids in the control of lungworms, stomach, and intestinal worms. The paste is apple-flavored to be more palatable to animals. One 25-gram tube contains enough medicine to treat a horse up to 1,100 pounds and is also divided into markings at 250 pounds each.
Safe-Guard® Equi-Bits is a pelleted horse dewormer that controls the same species of parasites as the paste. This is a great solution for the horse that is hard to deworm with a tube wormer.
Your choice of dewormer will depend not only on the types of parasites you wish to eliminate but also on how cooperative your horse is. The good news is, following the tips here is sure to yield the best results possible, regardless of the product you end up using.
Jeffers Equine offers a wide variety of horse dewormers. Check out our full selection of equine deworming products to find the one that’s right for your horse.