To keep worming simple yet effective we recommend using the protocol shown in the image below.
Types of wormers
- Fenbendazole (Panacur) and Mebendazole (Telmin)
- Target: Stomach and intestinal worms including larval, migrating and encysted stages, lungworm and also kills the nematode (worm) eggs
- Length of action: 6-8 weeks
- Pyrantel (Pyratape P & Strongid P)
- Target: Stomach, intestinal worms and tapeworms
- Length of action: 4-6 weeks
- Ivermectin (Eqvalan, Vectin) and Moxidectin (Equest)
- Target: Stomach and intestinal worms including larval arterial and tissue stages, lungworm and bot fly larvae
- Length of action 8-12 weeks
- Praziquantel (Equitape)
- Target: Tapeworm
- Twice yearly treatment, 6 months apart ideally in Spring (March) and Autumn (Sept)
Planning your worming strategy
Careful consideration should always be made when choosing when and how to worm horses. In order to make this decision process more transparent we have devised two simple worming strategies – the Periodic and Strategic worming plans. Have a look at the flow diagram below to see which plan is best for you and your horse.