YOU’RE STILL DO­ING WHAT?!

Horse & Rider - - Clinic -

A 2015 survey per­formed by Amer­i­can Horse Pub­li­ca­tions re­vealed that 55.3 per­cent of horse own­ers still em­ploy a ro­ta­tional deworming pro­gram, mean­ing they use a dif­fer­ent prod­uct to de­worm their horses at in­ter­vals as fre­quently as ev­ery 6 to 8 weeks. If you’re a part of that 55 per­cent, it’s time to decrease fre­quency of deworming and adopt an ev­i­dence-based deworming pro­gram that uses fe­cal test­ing to help de­ter­mine which med­i­ca­tions are ap­pro­pri­ate for treat­ment. Strate­gic deworming strate­gies are not only more ef­fec­tive for keep­ing your horse healthy, they’re also help­ing vet­eri­nar­i­ans and sci­en­tists re­duce pres­sure on cur­rently avail­able deworming med­i­ca­tions to com­bat rapidly de­vel­op­ing re­sis­tance prob­lems. Bot­tom line: If we don’t pre­serve the ef­fec­tive­ness of our deworming med­i­ca­tions, we can’t con­tinue to protect our horses.

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